Development Director‐ Walker Scottish Rite Clinic Office of Institutional Advancement Maryville University
Maryville University is accepting applications for a Development Director for
the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic. The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic is committed to
teaching two‐through six‐year‐old children with speech and language disorders
the communication skills necessary to succeed in school and throughout their
lives. This goal is achieved through early identification and long‐term therapy
and by training parents to use techniques with their children at home. The Development Director provides strategic direction, leadership and execution of solicitations, donor recognition and engagement, and volunteer activities on behalf of the University’s Walker Scottish Rite Clinic. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students.
Development Directors work independently and also as members of the Institutional Advancement team (Vice President, Chief of Staff, etc.) and coordinate their activities with those of other units in I.A. and other areas at the University.
• Plans and coordinates fundraising strategies and activities to raise private gift revenue.
• Plans and executes personal solicitation strategies for individual and organizational prospects.
• Maintains and manages a caseload of prospects for solicitation, in coordination with Maryville
• Manages annual grant application calendar.
• Develop strategy for donor loyalty (52 Club) and work with Institutional Advancement and technology staff to execute this strategy.
• Ensure that donor recognition activities and other stewardship initiatives are planned and executed efficiently and are in compliance with university, foundation and federal
• Identify methods for streamlining and enhancing efforts, particularly as they relate to donor and volunteer engagement.
• Plan and produce the annual KidTalk fundraising event.
• Keep the Clinic constituents fully informed on the state and condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it;
• Works with the Clinic Advancement Committee to coordinate communications, logistical arrangements and preparation of minutes for each meeting and meetings of the various committees;
• Works with appropriate internal and external partners to publicize events and activities, its programs and goals.
• Establishes sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
• Represents the programs and mission of the organization to agencies, organizations and the general public.
• Collaborate with Clinic staff and attend monthly staff meetings to report on advancement activities and achievements.
• Plans and coordinates marketing activities to raise awareness for the Clinic.
• Oversees internal and external marketing and web communications with assistance of outside
vendor and Maryville staff.
• Creates and coordinates a yearly calendar of events, coordinating with University staff.
Qualifications / Requirements
• Bachelor Degree from an accredited University.
• Minimum of five years of fundraising/development/account management experience.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and database programs and the ability to learn new computer programs.
• Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising.
• Ability to handle sensitive information with strict confidentiality.
• Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
• Solid relationship‐building skills including the ability to interface with clinic staff and other Institutional Advancement staff.
• Willingness to learn and adopt Maryville’s culture of innovation, nimbleness, collaborative teamwork and commitment to excellence.
Experience in donor relations, fundraising and event management
Special Instructions to Applicants:
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered
for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the
basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on‐the‐job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.