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Monmouth University
  • Position Number: 1328867
  • Location: West Long Branch, NJ
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Monmouth University

Director of Development, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Development

Position Summary:
Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Director of Development, Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The candidate would be expected to: work collaboratively with the leadership of the University, the dean and faculty of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences to build and sustain relationships with major gift donors and prospects; actively engage donors and prospects capable of making commitments of $25,000 or more through face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, including renewals, upgrades and continuous strategic identification of new donors; manage a portfolio of approximately 150 leadership gift donors and prospects.

A complete list of job duties is available at

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately, Must be able to operate a variety of office equipment, Intermediate knowledge of MS Word 2013, Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel 2013

Required Years of Experience: 5

Other Requirements:
Five years of development experience, preferably in higher education or comparable professional experience.

Proven track record of soliciting major gifts, planned gifts and grants. Experience in developing cases for support. Demonstrated understanding of and passion for higher education. Excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to donors, prospects, volunteers, and colleagues. Well-developed negotiating, organizational, analytical, fundraising and writing skills.

Able to work independently with minimal supervision; a self-starter. Able to motivate and work with diverse constituencies. Possess a high level of integrity and able to exercise confidentiality and discretion. Must be professional In all respects.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree. Background with donor management software, such as Raisers Edge.

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Posting Date: 11/01/2018
Closing Date:

Located along New Jerseys northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier private, liberal arts institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. Comprehensive in scope, the University enrolls approximately 6,300 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention, and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The Universitys welcoming learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education, while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouths faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by involving undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Just one hour from New York City, and close to Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture that is rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The Universitys 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic beauty of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which serves as home for more than half of the Universitys student-athletes. A host of unique cultural experiences are available just outside the Universitys gatesfrom Asbury Parks legendary music scene and growing LGBT community, to Red Banks theater and dining hub, to Long Branchs redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Reports Best Colleges, The Princeton Reviews The Best 382 Colleges, and Money magazines Best Colleges for Your Money.\r

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