Executive Director of Development SSOE

University of Pittsburgh

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The Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. As the hub for development and alumni relations efforts, PAE contributes to a bold, vibrant, and diverse academic community.

Primarily, we focus on:

  • Philanthropy to the University and UPMC which drives innovation and enhances opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians.
  • Alumni relationships expressed across a community of 318,000 alumni spanning the globe.

This purposeful, collaborative work—supported by your engagement and giving—ensures that Pitt and UPMC grow stronger each year, benefitting this community, our region, and the wider world. PAE fosters an intentionally inclusive workforce through a diversity framework that commits to collaborating and expanding the culture, identity, and wholeness of every staff member in measurable and deliberate ways. This position within the University’s division of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement (PAE) is a senior fundraising and administrative position responsible for all fundraising activities for the Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE). The Executive Director (ED) will function within University-wide development and alumni relations leveraging central resources and collaboration. The ED will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Individual Giving Schools and Centers—and indirectly to the Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering. In addition to being the chief development officer for the school, responsibilities include the development and implementation of strategies to generate individual, corporate, and foundation support. Supervision of all PAE staff in SSOE. Serves as chief advisor to dean. The ED must possess and demonstrate a track record of success in closing six and seven figure gifts; initiative and leadership; superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational and management skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience with the engineering profession and the mission of engineering schools and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is essential. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

A minimum of 10+ years of major gifts fundraising, with minimum of three years of experience within an academic or STEM fundraising setting, preferably within a doctoral granting institution and in positions of increasing responsibility. Track record in fund raising management, major gift solicitation, planned giving and volunteer management. The ED must possess superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational and management skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience with the engineering profession and the mission of engineering schools and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is essential. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

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