Full Time Openings
Director of Major Gifts
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Reports to: Vice President, Institutional Advancement, ANS
Job Classification: Professional/Administrative
The Director of Major Gifts is a member of the Academy’s fast moving Institutional Advancement team. This position will play a central role in major gift fund raising and contribute to the enhancement of annual support, both unrestricted and restricted. He or she reports to the Vice President. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
- Secure major gifts and develop future major donors by pursuing the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of individual donor prospects with the capacity to give $25,000 or more to the Academy.
- Build and manage a dynamic portfolio of 125 or more prospects and suspects who are believed capable of making commitments of $25,000 or more, based on giving patterns, prospect research, and other indicators. This portfolio will evolve steadily as prospects/suspects are brought to closure, referred to other development officers, or dropped from the portfolio for lack of capacity or inclination.
- Design and implement individual donor strategies for major donor prospects.
- Play a leadership role in implementing a moves management strategy to build donors at the major and principal gifts levels.
- Maintain an active schedule of face-to-face meetings with major gift suspects and prospects, averaging fifteen (15) or more such meetings per month.
- Assist with staffing the Academy’s President & CEO on principal gift prospect stewardship and solicitation visits.
- Devise creative strategies for building individual philanthropic support throughout the Academy.
- Assess prospects for receptiveness to planned giving opportunities and work collaboratively with Drexel’s Office of Gift Planning to advise and/or refer prospects.
- Steward donors through ongoing communications, recognition activities, invitations to key events, and interaction with beneficiaries of their support.
- Work strategically and collaboratively with various departments to advance development goals for the institution.
- Work strategically and collaboratively with Academy and Drexel Institutional Advancement staff, Trustees, and volunteers to reach targeted goals.
- Serve as a liaison with Drexel Institutional Advancement gift officers by attending weekly meetings.
- Attend appropriate Academy cultivation and donor receptions and events.
- Participate in training and professional development programs offered through Drexel Institutional Advancement.
- Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
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- Minimum of 5-6 years experience in development, ideally in a major gifts role in a cultural institution.
- Proven ability to personally cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts of $25,000 or more from individuals.
- Experience with capital campaigns a plus.
- Familiarity with planned giving concepts and experience in soliciting planned gifts is a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is preferred.
- Ability and willingness to travel on a frequent basis required.
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends required.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills required.
- Excellent administrative skills required.
- Knowledge of prospect management systems preferred.
- Knowledge of database fundraising software Raiser’s Edge or CS Advance preferred.
Skills and Behaviors:
- Results oriented
- Strong presentation skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Understands breadth and complexity of a major natural history museum
- Ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage multiple responsibilities
- Ability to keep on top of details and routine programs, while focused on the “big picture”
- Inspires cooperation
- Collaborative and a team player
- Professional dress/business attire
- Excellent personal grooming
- Respectful of others
- Ability to handle confidential information
- Sense of humor
Supervision and Evaluation:
The Director of Major Gifts reports to the Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Performance evaluations will be prepared by the Vice President.
Ornithology: joint Academy curatorship and Drexel University tenure-line faculty appointment
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The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia and Drexel University Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences invite applications for a joint curatorship and tenure-line faculty appointment. The rank of this appointment is open.
The Academy's ornithology collection has nearly 200,000 specimens collected from around the world over the last 250 years, including some of the most important collections from South America. In addition to research, curators are expected to promote and insure the conservation, preparation, care, use, and security of biological collections. The successful candidate will have a commitment to expanding and using the Academy's ornithology collection in research, education, and outreach.
Drexel has committed substantial resources for growth of the BEES Department. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students in BEES
Candidates must have a PhD, a record of scientific achievement in research on the diversity, evolutionary biology and ecology of birds, and a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Research expertise might include the areas of systematics, phylogenetics, comparative organismal biology, biogeography, biodiversity informatics, conservation or evolutionary and ecological dynamics.
Applicants with research programs that complement and enrich existing interests at the Academy and in the BEES department and bring opportunities for cross institutional collaboration will be given high priority.
The successful candidate will maintain a dynamic, field and museum-based, extramurally funded research program and will contribute to instruction in the newly established Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Drexel University.
Submit application materials by November 30, 2012. Anticipated start date for the position is September 1, 2013.
To apply, please:
1. Upload to DrexelJobs:
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of research interests & goals,
- Statement on teaching philosophy & experience,
- Contact information for three references.
2. Forward no more than five (5) most significant publications (PDF format) to Kristen Kepics (email@example.com).
For additional information about the BEES Department's hiring process, please contact the BEES Ornithology Search Committee, Department of Biodiversity, Earth, & Environmental Sciences, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (firstname.lastname@example.org).