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Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving - 5 Open Position
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Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving - 5 Open Position

**Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving - 5 Open Positions (Job Number: 1800770)**


**About this role**

The Associate
Director of Leadership Annual Giving will be responsible for soliciting gifts
of $25,000 or more for Vanderbilt University, with a focus on outright gifts
and pledges to its colleges and schools. You will be assigned to one of the
following colleges/schools:

+ Collegeof Arts and Science

+ Schoolof Medicine/School of Nursing/Basic Sciences

+ BlairSchool of Music/Divinity/Graduate School

+ Schoolof Engineering

+ Law School

+ OwenGraduate School of Management

**Aboutthe Work Unit**

The Department of
Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) assists Vanderbilt University in
securing resources, both human and financial, that are required to achieve its
mission and goals. The Department is
responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
of individuals and organizations whose charitable objectives are consistent
with those of Vanderbilt University's teaching and research programs.

**Duties and Responsibilities**

The Associate
Director of Leadership Annual Giving will actively cultivate, solicit, and
steward leadership annual gifts by using data to identify prospects, conduct 150
to 175 (locally and throughout the country) visits annually with prospects who
are capable of making annual gifts and pledges of $25,000 or more. In this
role, is expected for you to qualify 4 to 8 major donor prospects each year.

**About VanderbiltUniversity**

Vanderbilt is a renowned
private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville,
Tennessee. The university's students, faculty, and frequently cite Nashville
and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt
community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be
valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place
where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees
know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride
in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt
was recently ranked #2 for "best quality of life" and "great financial aid," #5
for "best run colleges" and "beautiful campus," and #6 for both being in a "college
city that students love" and having "great campus/city relations."

**About Vanderbilt Benefits**

In addition to offering a lively community that
encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a
competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life,
accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and
a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition
assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years
of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three
dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about
Vanderbilt's benefits at _VU Benefits Overview_ at -Candidate-.pdf .

**Requirementsof an Ideal Candidate**

+ A bachelor's degree and 12 months of directly related experienceis necessary; at least 24 months of directly related experience is preferred.

+ Two or more years of experience in development or alumni relationspreferred, with direct donor solicitation experience

+ Willingness and ability to personally solicit gifts of $25,000 andlarger

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills

+ Interpersonal skills and judgment suitable for exercising appropriatediscretion and demeanor when dealing with alumni, parents, friends, andemployees

+ Ability to exercise good judgment in the handling of confidentialinformation

+ Ability to use current computer technology, such as Windows,Excel, Word, and Vanderbilt's donor management system

+ Fundraising experience within higher education preferred

+ Experience with trip planning, domestic travel, and scheduling"discovery" appointments with individuals (i.e., donors, prospects, clients,customers that applicant may have never met before).

+ Routine overnight travel is required

+ Some evening and weekend work, as needed

**Five Success Factors**

**Holds oneself accountable;** takes responsibility
for failures as well as successes, recognizes that trust is required to hold a
team together.

**Shares information.**
Communicates proactively.
Transmits knowledge. Asks for
advice, and considers it thoughtfully.

**Genuinely values teamwork and co-workers.**

**Expects and delivers excellence.** Is a creative problem solver. Is proactive.
Welcomes input on making things better.
Places a high value on learning and getting better.

**Self-managing;** self-motivated. Manages time, activities and outcomes well so
that progress stays on track. Can juggle
multiple competing priorities simultaneously without becoming overwhelmed.


This position requires a Bachelors.

**Primary Location:** _United States-Tennessee-Nashville_

**Organization:** _42312 - Development Teams_

**Job:** _External Affairs & Communications Professionals_

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