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Executive Director, Scholarship Endowment Program

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
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Dartmouth College



Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Executive Director, Scholarship Endowment Program

Department
Vice President for Development

Position Number
1126139

Position Purpose

The Executive Director is charged with overseeing the fundraising effort for Financial Aid ($500 million goal) as part of the College's comprehensive capital campaign. This position is accountable for management of this fundraising goal, spearheading initiatives focused on financial aid, and monitoring and reporting out on progress toward goal. Critical to success will be working closely with Development fundraisers in Principal Gifts, Leadership Giving, Family Giving and the Dartmouth College Fund and volunteers to develop and execute on strategies to ensure success in meeting this goal.



SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position

FLSA
Exempt

Employment Category
Regular Full Time

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Lesa Knapp

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.



Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities
  • Works closely with Development fundraisers (primary staff) to identify and build the pipeline of prospects whose philanthropic potential and interests may warrant further action in support of Financial Aid. Ensures follow-through and execution of cultivation and solicitation activities. Plans and participates in regular planning meetings, actively participates in the development of cultivation plans and strategies for expanding financial aid and rallying the community around financial aid. Participates in cross-divisional work and planning groups, as needed, to develop strategies to mobilize staff and resources toward achieving goal. Works closely the Dartmouth College Fund staff to launch promotions and strategies for DCF Scholars Program. 35%
  • Participates in establishing benchmarks and evaluating progress on solicitation activity toward programmatic goal. Participates in the regular review of prospect pools with field staff to determine progress toward stated fundraising objectives, manages toward specified fundraising deadlines and is accountable for management of these goals and ensuring success in meeting goal. Recommends opportunities to engage and communicate with appropriate segments of donors and prospects. 15%
  • Develops and manages a volunteer committee dedicated to Financial Aid priority. Works with regional staff and others to coordinate and execute on a comprehensive regional strategy for financial aid initiative for maximizing support. May work with volunteers of other committees (Campaign Executive Committee) to ensure success in meeting goal. 15%
  • Collaborates with Advancement Communications, Development and Academic Coordination and Donor Engagement to develop marketing materials, create support materials, and other media of use to field staff. Working with senior management, manages and executes special fundraising communications to prospects and donors. Collaborates to create appropriate recognition and stewardship for donors, including but not limited to stewardship letters and reports, donor recognition lists, donor events, and donor thank-you gifts. Collaborates with the office of Conferences and Events on all matters related to donor involvement in campaign-related donor cultivation, stewardship and recognition events to celebrate donors individually and collectively. 15%
  • Creates a report-driven environment in collaboration with VP-wide efforts to support solicitation and prospect management activities and manages toward specific fundraising deadlines. Maintains prospect lists, develops campaign analytics, documents, briefings, reports, and presentations for internal and external audiences. Keeps senior leadership apprised of progress toward goals and pushes information back into programs, informing development staff of project updates and informing fundraisers when the initiative is lagging behind fundraising timeline and goals. Recommends strategic and tactical changes as necessary to build the pipeline to scale. Prepares accurate and timely management reports to reflect a documented strategy for each prospect in the pipeline that enables visit, contact, and solicitation-based projections and ability to assess field staff productivity toward stated strategy. Reports out to senior leadership and external audiences on fundraising progress toward goal. 10%
  • Serves as liaison to Financial Office on matters relating to fundraising progress and utilizes Financial Aid staff to help with campaign effort. Serves as a resource for professional schools in helping to formulate strategies for financial aid initiative. Develops collegial and productive relationships with colleagues in Advancement and leads by examples of professionalism, creativity, and entrepreneurship. 5%
  • Works with the Director of Strategic Talent Management and Academic Coordination to create training and education materials for the fundraising team, for individual and in group forums presentations, to articulate and reinforce financial aid as a critical fundraising priority and to create a sense of urgency based on milestone/timing of anniversary. 5%
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned. <br/><br/><b>Dartmouth College</b><br/><br/><br/><br/>Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.<br/><br/><b>Position Information</b><br/><br/><b>Position Title</b><br/>Executive Director, Scholarship Endowment Program<br/><br/><b>Department</b><br/>Vice President for Development<br/><br/><b>Position Number</b><br/>1126139<br/><br/><b>Position Purpose</b><br/><p>The Executive Director is charged with overseeing the fundraising effort for Financial Aid ($500 million goal) as part of the College's comprehensive capital campaign. This position is accountable for management of this fundraising goal, spearheading initiatives focused on financial aid, and monitoring and reporting out on progress toward goal. Critical to success will be working closely with Development fundraisers in Principal Gifts, Leadership Giving, Family Giving and the Dartmouth College Fund and volunteers to develop and execute on strategies to ensure success in meeting this goal.</p><br/><br/><b>SEIU Level</b><br/>Not an SEIU Position<br/><br/><b>FLSA</b><br/>Exempt<br/><br/><b>Employment Category</b><br/>Regular Full Time<br/><br/><b>Department Contact for Cover Letter</b><br/>Lesa Knapp<br/><br/><b>Special Instructions to Applicants</b><br/><p>Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.</p><br/><br/><b>Key Accountabilities</b><br/><p></p> <tr> <th>Key Accountabilities</th> <td><ul> <li>Works closely with Development fundraisers (primary staff) to identify and build the pipeline of prospects whose philanthropic potential and interests may warrant further action in support of Financial Aid. Ensures follow-through and execution of cultivation and solicitation activities. Plans and participates in regular planning meetings, actively participates in the development of cultivation plans and strategies for expanding financial aid and rallying the community around financial aid. Participates in cross-divisional work and planning groups, as needed, to develop strategies to mobilize staff and resources toward achieving goal. Works closely the Dartmouth College Fund staff to launch promotions and strategies for DCF Scholars Program. 35%</li> <li>Participates in establishing benchmarks and evaluating progress on solicitation activity toward programmatic goal. Participates in the regular review of prospect pools with field staff to determine progress toward stated fundraising objectives, manages toward specified fundraising deadlines and is accountable for management of these goals and ensuring success in meeting goal. Recommends opportunities to engage and communicate with appropriate segments of donors and prospects. 15%</li> <li>Develops and manages a volunteer committee dedicated to Financial Aid priority. Works with regional staff and others to coordinate and execute on a comprehensive regional strategy for financial aid initiative for maximizing support. May work with volunteers of other committees (Campaign Executive Committee) to ensure success in meeting goal. 15%</li> <li>Collaborates with Advancement Communications, Development and Academic Coordination and Donor Engagement to develop marketing materials, create support materials, and other media of use to field staff. Working with senior management, manages and executes special fundraising communications to prospects and donors. Collaborates to create appropriate recognition and stewardship for donors, including but not limited to stewardship letters and reports, donor recognition lists, donor events, and donor thank-you gifts. Collaborates with the office of Conferences and Events on all matters related to donor involvement in campaign-related donor cultivation, stewardship and recognition events to celebrate donors individually and collectively. 15%</li> <li>Creates a report-driven environment in collaboration with VP-wide efforts to support solicitation and prospect management activities and manages toward specific fundraising deadlines. Maintains prospect lists, develops campaign analytics, documents, briefings, reports, and presentations for internal and external audiences. Keeps senior leadership apprised of progress toward goals and pushes information back into programs, informing development staff of project updates and informing fundraisers when the initiative is lagging behind fundraising timeline and goals. Recommends strategic and tactical changes as necessary to build the pipeline to scale. Prepares accurate and timely management reports to reflect a documented strategy for each prospect in the pipeline that enables visit, contact, and solicitation-based projections and ability to assess field staff productivity toward stated strategy. Reports out to senior leadership and external audiences on fundraising progress toward goal. 10%</li> <li>Serves as liaison to Financial Office on matters relating to fundraising progress and utilizes Financial Aid staff to help with campaign effort. Serves as a resource for professional schools in helping to formulate strategies for financial aid initiative. Develops collegial and productive relationships with colleagues in Advancement and leads by examples of professionalism, creativity, and entrepreneurship. 5%</li> <li>Works with the Director of Strategic Talent Management and Academic Coordination to create training and education materials for the fundraising team, for individual and in group forums presentations, to articulate and reinforce financial aid as a critical fundraising priority and to create a sense of urgency based on milestone/timing of anniversary. 5%</li> </ul></td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.</td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Performs other duties as assigned.</td> </tr> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/k4MRX1fKNwwWI7A8i2PEr">
Posted: 2019-02-09 Expires: 2019-04-12

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