Director of Gift Development
OPENING DATE: August 22, 2013
EMPLOYMENT SCHEDULE: Full-time; 12 months
CLOSING DATE: September 13, 2013
The vision of University Advancement is that George Fox becomes the university of choice for student investment. Philanthropists invest in making the world a better place to be. Making the world a better place to be is accomplished through people. The people who will do it tomorrow are students today. A George Fox education prepares students to develop a holistic Christian worldview where they think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. A George Fox education has historically developed graduates who have made the world a better place to be. We firmly believe future graduates will do the same. Therefore, George Fox should be a part of every discerning philanthropist’s charitable portfolio.
The mission of University Advancement is to advance relationships that advance a George Fox education. Donors, alumni, and parents value the impact of a George Fox education on students and the world. We engage these University friends because they have the power to help us increase the affordability and quality of a George Fox education. As they do, George Fox graduates are better positioned to help make the world around them a better place to be.
The Director of Gift Development is an integral part of University Advancement fulfilling its vision and mission. Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, this position will work alongside the President, Vice President, and the other Directors of Gift Development in major and planned gift development.
ABOUT GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY:
Established in 1891, George Fox is a small teaching university that aspires for members of its community to “Be Known”. It is ranked by Forbes and Kiplinger's among the top Christian universities in the country and is classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university and a "Best Value" school. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity recently rated George Fox 18 of all colleges and universities in the rate at which their students graduate compared to the rate at which they are predicted. More than 3,500 students attend classes on the University's campus in Newberg, Oregon and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond. George Fox offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 masters and doctoral degrees.
George Fox is a Christ-centered community that prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. These attributes of thought, action, and service are developed through a variety of academic and experiential learning opportunities. As a result, George Fox is transforming students into alumni who are transforming the families, churches, organizations, and communities to which they are called.
The vision of George Fox is to become the Christian university of choice for students who want to deepen their relationship with Christ and change the world for his sake. It will accomplish this by providing its students a quality education they value, can attain, and will help them achieve their life and career goals. Realizing this vision will require the university to adapt its educational programs to account for innovations in delivery that can increase educational quality and provide its students courses and programs more conveniently and economically. It will also require an understanding of students’ life and career goals and focusing on experiential and professional opportunities that will enable them. Most importantly, it will require strategic charitable investment to keep this education affordable.
- Achieve annual discovery, gift invitation, gift closure, and President’s Council membership goals with a portfolio of leadership donors and prospects, each of whom give or will give $25,000 and more over five years.
- Generate a minimum return on investment of two-times salary, benefits, and expenses after one year in position and ten-times salary and benefits after three years in position.
- Annually write an engagement plan for the top 75 donors and prospects within assigned portfolio, specifying how ROI objective of role will be achieved.
- Creatively seek alignment between each donor and prospect’s vision for making the world a better place to be and the strategic campaign initiatives that will advance a George Fox education to that end. Ensure alignment is understood in written gift invitation proposals and corresponding face-to- face meetings with donors and prospects.
- Participate with the Gift Development Officer team in identifying and engaging potential leadership and major gift donors for each strategic campaign initiative that advances a George Fox education.
- Add a written report and next-step objectives of each personal contact to PeopleSoft database.
- Manage a budget for donor and prospect engagement expenses.
- Overnight travel and evening and weekend engagement as required for effective donor and prospect engagement.
- Three or more years of demonstrated success in securing significant investment in a product or service, ideally one with an intangible and charitable value proposition.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
- Ability to articulate the value proposition of a George Fox education.
- Personal character and integrity that guides the ethical practice of seeking charitable investment.
- A valid driver license.
- Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university’s mission as described on our website, and spiritual maturity that reflects the ethos of George Fox.
- Candidates should value an environment that reflects the diversity of God’s kingdom, engages in global concerns, and connects culturally.
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits include vacation; sick leave; holidays; medical, dental, life, disability insurance; retirement plan; and tuition remission.
TO APPLY: Submit application, resume, and letter of interest to: Office of Human Resources, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian, No. 6108, Newberg, OR 97132. You may fax your information to 503 554 2186 or scan and e-mail to email@example.com. A resume will not be accepted unless it is accompanied by a letter of interest and signed application. The University reserves the right to fill the position as circumstances warrant.