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Director of Principal Gifts

Definition of Class This position directs and manages the principal gifts program. The incumbent works with development officers to develop and plan fundraising efforts; identifies opportunities for cultivation, engagement, and funding with principal gift donors; and provides guidance and direction to the staff. Examples of Work Performed Works with development officers to move prospects of $1M+ through pipelines. Plans strategies for fundraising efforts for university priorities and works with development officers to execute the plans. Holds monthly meetings for the principal gifts team. Provides guidance and direction for the principal gifts team. Organizes development officer and university officials' strategy meetings for prospects who have more than one area of interest. Meets with development officers to develop detailed plans for $1M+ prospects. Works with the Chancellor's office to schedule principal gift prospects with the chancellor. Plans and manages events for principal gift donors and prospects. Monitors principal gifts prospect plans. Collaborates with departments across campus to identify university-wide needs and recognize potentially interested donors. Works with the prospect management and research team to build metrics related to principal gift work. Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned. Essential Functions These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department. Directs and manages the principal gifts program. Plans strategies with development officers for prospects of $1M+ and monitors progress. Provides guidance and direction to staff. Minimum Education/Experience Education:Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field.ANDExperience:Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties.Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources. Salary/Wage Information To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges. EEO Statement The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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