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Director of Development, Principal Gifts

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

A vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and the service of humanity, Princeton University is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Chartered in 1746, it is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.

As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University’s generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

The Opportunity

Princeton University is seeking a high-energy fundraising professional ready to assume a critical role with some of the institution’s highest level donors and stakeholders. The Director of Development, Principal Gifts (DODPG) will enter as Princeton engages in a visionary shift, with a new strategic planning framework adopted by the Board of Trustees to identify goals and major priorities. This experienced fundraising leader will report to the Assistant Vice President of Principal Gifts and Senior Philanthropic Advisor and will join a team of 180 that is in the early stages of developing a major campaign and growing the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. The Director of Development, Principal Gifts will develop and implement long-term strategies for individual donors and will have 10+ years of experience with principal gifts and planned giving. Experience in higher education, alumni relations and volunteer management preferred.

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