Immediate Supervisor: President Bayan Claremont
Jobs Supervised: None
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt
The Senior Director of Development will join the executive team and oversee the development and execution of strategy for expanding the institution’s financial foundation. This includes cultivation of a sizeable, broad and active donor base, design and implementation of successful fundraising campaigns for the annual fund for operations, a capital campaign for infrastructure, and an endowment fund for sustainability. The position involves securing major and planned gifts, and preparing corporate/foundation grant proposals. Furthermore, the position requires regular travel throughout the United States, and occasionally abroad.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and implement a five-year fundraising plan for several multi-million dollar targets to be identified with the President and Board of Trustees.
- Identify and cultivate high net-worth donors to develop an endowment and capital campaign.
- Identify and cultivate foundation funding sources and other grants.
- Lead all fundraising, donor management and stakeholder engagement activities, ensuring donor satisfaction.
- Collaborate with marketing, finance, academic and student affairs departments.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Will perform all reasonable duties as requested by supervisor and other authority personnel
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Proven administrative and leadership experience.
- Grant writing experience.
- Knowledge of issues impacting the American Muslim community’s development.
- Ability to represent institution and engage in community outreach.
- Excellent written and oral communications.
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint or equivalent.
- Effective use of software tools for donor management/relations.
- Collaborative, self-motivated, proactive work ethic.
- Master’s level credential or higher.
- Minimum of 5 years working in higher education or non-profit context.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are preferred. The successful candidate/employee will be required to use written and/or oral communication. The position requires the ability to write standard correspondence. The ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondences, and memos is necessary. It also requires the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business memos.
The position requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. This requires intermediate to advanced math skills, which includes the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information.
This position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects; proficient in multi-tasking.
Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Outlook and other appropriate software. Operates a variety of office machines, including copier and fax machine. Must be willing and able to perform at a high level with donor management/relations software.
The person in this position will direct, manage, and evaluate work performance of any support staff that may be hired for the development team.
This position may require long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. There may also be modest lifting of supplies and materials up to 25 lbs. at times. The use of hands and arms to reach for, grasp and manipulate objects is required.
July 21, 2015 (open until position is filled)
Please collect the following and submit prior to deadline:
- Cover letter
- Two letters of recommendation
Note: Applicants who are short-listed will be provided additional information and requested to submit a draft “First Year Action Plan” by the application deadline, after which an interview may be scheduled.
Please submit these materials in PDF format (include your last name in all filenames) via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1325 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Bayan Claremont is an Islamic graduate school operating as a division of the Claremont School of Theology in Southern California. Bayan offers a 48-unit accredited MA in Islamic Studies and Leadership, which includes courses in Islamic Studies, interreligious studies, ethics, leadership, non-profit management, civic engagement, counseling, and spiritual care. Arabic language proficiency (MSA) at the intermediate level is required for graduation. New degree programs in Islamic Chaplaincy (MDiv) and Islamic Education (MA) are planned for Fall 2016 enrollment.
Bayan Claremont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. U.S. citizenship, residency or work visa is required. Teaching experience in North American institutions is strongly preferred.