Director of Development

Winston-Salem, NC Full-time
Posted on August 21, 2019

Director of Development

Piedmont International University is seeking a Director of Development who will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising. The primary responsibility is to raise money by establishing and successfully achieving annual and long-term fundraising goals. Working closely with the President and senior leadership, the Director of Development will create, implement and be held accountable for a Development Plan that details how Piedmont identifies funding sources (general fund, major gifts, planned giving, use of Internet, etc.), attract donors, plans fundraising events and expands the donor base. The plan will be incorporated into the overall PIU Strategic Plan and will include measurable annual and long-term goals with deadlines.

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Strategically utilizes the President in fundraising, especially in the areas of major gifts and planned giving. As such, the Director of Development will be expected to place the President in front of key donors or potential donors on a regular basis.
  • Effectively communicates the strategic vision of the university to inspire a new set of donors for increased support of PIU.
  • Creates new giving programs that engage a new generation of individual, church, alumni and corporate donors.
  • Develops written materials for prospects and donors regarding the value of supporting PIU's institutional priorities.
  • Works as a hands-on fundraiser to secure annual donations to support the university and its programs. This includes, but is not limited to: personal solicitations, targeted appeals, grant writing, special events, and planned giving. This job requires getting out of the office and spending time with donors to develop professional relationships and solicit funds. As such, strong relationship building and solicitation skills are important.
  • Cultivates, preserves and strengthens donor relationships and loyalty among alumni, existing donors, board members, volunteers, etc.
  • Conducts targeted and personalized mailings and communications on fundraising initiatives.
  • Serves as the primary administrator of capital campaign activities and liaison to development consultants.
  • Is responsible for the administrative activities of the department including database management, reporting, development of policies and procedures related to the Development Office, archival activity, scheduling, etc.
  • Prepares reports for the Board and advises the Board's Development Committee when requested by the President.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an experienced, energetic fundraising professional, dedicated to the mission and vision of the university.
  • Have a track record demonstrating accountability for results.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
  • Exhibit a natural inclination for institutional loyalty and absolute confidentiality.
  • Have the ability to manage competing deadlines in a self-directed and calm manner.
  • Be able to maintain effective working relationships, communicating clearly and appropriately with all key stakeholders with demonstrated diplomacy skills.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication including public speaking and presentation.

Other requirements:

  • Relative bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated track record as a successful development professional
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible and successful development experience including planned giving, grant writing, and capital campaign experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in development-related software
  • Working knowledge and/or experience with development efforts that utilize the Internet and social media.
  • Ability to match donor interests with PIU priorities
  • Ability to travel 20%-25% of the time (within the US)
  • Basic financial knowledge
  • Committed interest in biblical education and ministry training

This is a fulltime position available immediately, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and proven effectiveness. Potential advancement within the organization is possible based on performance.

Piedmont International University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin in its staff employment practices. However, as a religious organization, we do require essential agreement with our Statement of Faith and Points of Conviction.