Belmont University

Belmont University

Director of Development

United States

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Director of Development

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Director of Development at Belmont University.

Employment Type


Internal Job Category

Exempt (Staff) Full-Time


Ofc of Development


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

A highly motivated fundraising professional will fill the role of Director of Development to grow and expand fundraising capacity and performance for multiple colleges and units at Belmont University.

The Director will join Belmont during an exciting and pivotal time. In 2022, Belmont University welcomed its largest enrollment class in history and began planning for its largest-ever fundraising campaign. The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrated track record of fundraising growth and success, a strong familiarity with university-based fundraising practices and procedures, and the professional acumen necessary to support multiple college deans as they collaborate with the office of development to create and execute new and ambitious fundraising plans. The candidate will also bring an understanding and ability to navigate the relationship between academic administration, development, alumni relations, events, annual giving and external relations functions.

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 Associate Vice President 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.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 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 : Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.

  • Incumbent must be able to use or quickly learn various software programs (including Banner, Argos, and Web Extender) to generate regular fundraising reports and generate appropriate correspondence as necessary and be proficient with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Incumbent must have an understanding of philanthropy as it relates to higher education, as well as knowledge of applicable IRS regulations pertaining to charitable giving.
  • Required Education Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Master's degree preferred.

    Required Experience At least three years of professional experience in development, preferably in major gifts fundraising and in higher education.

    The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

    Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Job details


    Director of Development


    Belmont University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

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