Educational Foundation seeks Senior Director of Development


Educational Foundation seeks Senior Director of Development


Job Title: Senior Director of Development


Department: Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation


Reports to: President and CEO


Main Function: Responsible for the strategic direction and vision of key fundraising priorities and leading the Foundation’s development efforts. Work closely with the CEO on strategies for high-level donor prospects and maintain a personal portfolio of donor prospects. Collaborate with gift officers, fraternity and foundation board members, and other members of the senior leadership team on cooperative fundraising approaches benefiting all areas of Lambda Chi Alpha.


Key Initiatives: Collaborate with the Board and CEO to create and execute a development plan which increases revenues to support the Foundation’s strategic direction. Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities, including the endowment building initiative, leadership annual giving and gift planning. Build a portfolio of approximately 100 donor prospects and complete approximately 150 face-to-face visits annually, balancing discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Identify staffing needs for campaigns and ongoing development. Conduct research, prospecting, and oversee ongoing development efforts. Train and mentor development staff and communicate fundraising goals and progress throughout Lambda Chi Alpha.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree preferred. Strong managerial, leadership and supervisory skills necessary. Demonstrated organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work with and motivate other development professionals and volunteers. Ability to work independently and within a team environment. Understanding of donor relations and a willingness to achieve a donor-centered culture. Demonstrated analytical skills with the ability to identify opportunities for critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to achieve goals. Ability and interest in managing, developing, motivating and mentoring staff.  Demonstrated ability to listen carefully to and understand constituent needs, both internally and externally, and proactively respond to those needs in a consistent and timely manner. Willingness and ability to travel and to work nights and weekends, as required. Five years of development experience required; seven years is preferred.


Application Process: Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to CEO of the Educational Foundation, Josh Lodolo, at jlodolo@lambdachi.org. All applications are due by Friday, June 24th.



Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex or any other classifications protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or any other Federal, State, or local ordinances.

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