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Belmont University

Director of Development

Belmont University


Job Summary

Purpose:  The Director of Development serves as a key member of the fundraising team responsible for raising annual, major and planned gifts for Belmont University. This Director of Development cultivates philanthropic support for Belmont University independently and in partnership with academic deans and other university partners, and may have a regional assignment.  The Director of Development reports to the Sr. Director of Development.   Fundraising responsibilities include securing leadership annual gifts, major gifts, and planned gifts in support of university priorities. Portfolio management includes identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual prospects and donors and corporate sponsors.

Job Responsibilities



  • Seek major and planned gifts in support of university priorities. Work in partnership with academic deans, university partners, and colleagues in the Office of Development to meet fundraising and engagement objectives.
  • Maintain a portfolio of current and prospective donors to support capital, endowment, operating funds and annual support.  Fundraising responsibilities include securing leadership annual gifts, major gifts, and planned gifts. Portfolio management includes the generation of new prospective individual donors each year.
  • Meet or exceed annual performance standards related to number of donor visits, proposals delivered, dollars raised, planned gifts closed, and other metrics as determined by the Associate Vice President of Development and Sr. Director of Development.
  • Support colleagues in Development, Engagement, and Advancement Operations, as part of an integrated department with shared goals and objectives.
  • Maintain an accurate portfolio with updated biographical information, prospect activity, proposal status, etc. Focus on data integrity in all facets of work.
  • Participate in campus committees and task forces, events, lectures, and activities as necessary to better serve and understand the university.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Required Qualifications


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  • Demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Collaborative and engaging work style
  • Knowledge of best practices in advancement at private universities is highly desired.
  • Proficiency with computer technology and Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to articulate the needs, interests and accomplishments of Belmont University to a wide range of audiences
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations
  • Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Required Education
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Required Experience

A minimum of three  years of professional fundraising experience, preferably in higher education is required. Must have excellent writing and computer skills.

Additional Information

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply through Belmont’s career portal at:


  • Date Posted: March 23, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Education