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              Assistant Dean for Development III, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 111811
              Title: Assistant Dean
              Functional Title: Assistant Dean for Development III, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
              Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
              Applicant Search Category: Staff
              University Authorized FTE: 1.000
              Unit: VPUR-Development
              Campus/College Information:

              Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              The Assistant Dean for Development III will serve as a major gifts officer and unit manager on behalf of the University of Maryland for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and for University Relations/Development. This individual will be responsible for the identification of potential major-gift donors. They will identify and engage regional development markets in collaboration with development colleagues, and maintain development travel schedules. This person will initiate first alumni contact for the dean, faculty, and other administrators, and coordinate with all development staff and gift stewardship activities with donor relations.

              The Assistant Dean for Development III will work closely with the Office of Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations office, Annual Giving, Leadership Annual Giving, Regional Giving team, and the Alumni Association on strategies for donors related to those areas. Further, they will coordinate strategic development events, and develop a major gifts pipeline to build a qualified prospect base for the school. This person will serve as a liaison between the faculty, staff, students, and potential supporters (individual corporations and foundations). Similarly, they will also serve as a liaison among the faculty and staff of the assigned unit(s) and/or project(s), and for University Development.

              The Assistant Dean will also serve as a member of the Dean’s senior staff for the college. They will supervise and manage the marketing and communications programs for the unit including strategic planning, branding, and outreach. In collaboration with Dean, this individual will identify new members and generally manage activities of the College’s Board of Visitors and Alumni Board.

              The position requires the availability to work evenings and weekends.

              Significant travel is required (60-70% of time with 20-30% out of the immediate area).

              Minimum Qualifications:

              Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
              Bachelor’s degree required.

              Work Experience:
              Minimum of nine (9) years of experience in fundraising, and demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising and volunteer management required, including a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience or managerial responsibilities required.

              Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
              Self-motivated professional with the ability to assertively create and cultivate relationships.
              Demonstrated ability to solicit and close major and principal gifts.
              Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to relate with department chairs, center directors, and research faculty in order to articulate our priorities, accomplishments, and aspirations to these diverse external audiences.
              Strong organizational skills.
              Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a large university with an integrated development program.


              Master’s Degree Preferred
              Familiarity with higher education/educational organizations
              Experience with other aspects of fundraising including planned giving
              Background or strong interest in Behavioral and Social Science or related field.

              Additional Certifications:
              Additional Information:

              For best consideration, please apply by January 10, 2020.

              Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

              Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

              Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
              Physical Demands

              Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. 60-70% of local and national travel required.

              Posting Date: 11/27/2019
              Closing Date:
              Open Until Filled Yes
              Best Consideration Date 01/10/2020
              Diversity Statement:

              The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

              Applicant Documents

              Required Documents
              1. Cover Letter
              2. Resume
              3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
              Optional Documents

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