Executive Director of Colleges and Schools - Development

  • University of Alabama, Division of Advancement
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
  • Oct 13, 2020
Full time   Deans & Directors Development/Advancement/Fund Raising

Job Description


The Executive Director of Colleges and Schools is a key member of the Development leadership team and will partner with the AVP for Development to set strategic direction for UA’s Colleges and Schools to enhance new levels of excellence in Development. The Executive Director will provide oversight, guidance, and support of the Development priorities of the Colleges and Schools and will establish goals for Development Officers to ensure the team has a sense of responsibility and ownership for the successful outcome of Development priorities. The Executive Director of Colleges and Schools will maintain a small portfolio of major and principal level prospects at the $1M+ level and foster meaningful relationships with donors and prospective donors to increase philanthropy at UA.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven (7) years fundraising experience ; OR a Master's degree and five (5) years of fundraising experience.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.

Skills and Knowledge: The Executive Director of Colleges and Schools will have proven management skills in nurturing a team in a goal oriented environment that empowers staff through active communication and delegation and that builds confidence, promotes diversity of thought, and celebrates achievement.

Application Details

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.


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Application Deadline

Nov 15, 2020