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Job ID: 179639

Director Annual Giving - Dental School
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 23, 2022
Title Director Annual Giving - Dental School
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Dental School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Institutional Advancement


The Tufts University Advancement division (UA) is a development and alumni relations enterprise with approximately 200 full-time employees. UA' mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with Tufts University' constituents, match donors' interests with the University' needs and priorities, and secure the financial resources necessary for Tufts to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. The Division is strongly committed to serving the academic agenda of the University, creating a culture of philanthropy in the extended Tufts community, and pursuing excellence and best practices in its work. Integrity, collegiality, diversity, accountability, mutual trust, and respect for the individual as well as the intentions of our donors are the values that guide the Division' work.


What You'll Do

The Advancement team for Tufts University School of Dental Medicine has an opening for a Director of Annual Giving.

This position directs all aspects of raising over $1.3M each year through the annual giving program and meeting the established programmatic goals of the School. The Director focuses especially on identification, prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the Dean' Inner Circle and members of the Dental M Club (the School' leadership giving society).

The director plans and implements an annual operating strategy for growing annual giving through cash achievement, alumni participation and participation increases in the leadership giving. This person will identify, recruit and manage volunteers, including for reunion and Giving Tuesday. This person also has responsibility for personal solicitation of leadership annual giving prospect portfolio of 120. Oversees budget of approximately $150K. The Director of the Tufts Dental Fund manages a Dental Fund Coordinator.


What We're Looking For

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skill as typically acquired through a Bachelor's Degree and 7-10 years of related experience.
  • Extensive depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in philanthropy, annual giving programs and strategies
  • Advanced interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Proven track record of successfully managing annual giving appeals and securing leadership gifts
  • Experience managing or mentoring fundraising staff

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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