As the nation’s first public institution, William & Mary has a long tradition of offering students a world-class education steeped in creativity, innovation, and academic rigor. Renowned for its liberal arts and sciences curriculum and dedicated professors, the University supports students on their journeys to becoming exceptional scholars, athletes, activists, musicians, world travelers, and generous volunteers. With a new strategic plan, Vision 2026, William & Mary is committed to advancing its reputation as a distinctively innovative institution with an impact on local, regional, and global communities.
William & Mary seeks a skilled and strategic fundraising leader to serve as the Senior Director of Development for Career Initiatives in the Office of University Advancement.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development for Campus Initiatives and Chief Career Officer / Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Senior Director will be an experienced fundraiser with the demonstrated ability to successfully engage individual stakeholders and constituents. The Senior Director will develop a fundraising strategy to build a pipeline of prospects and lead efforts to raise support for the University’s innovative career pathways initiatives. This individual will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major gift prospects with the capacity to make gifts/pledges in excess of $50,000 within three to five years of identification while meeting increasingly aggressive annual fundraising goals.
Ideal candidates will be analytical, collaborative, and diplomatic, while also possessing a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Individuals seeking the opportunity for professional growth in a sophisticated advancement program are encouraged to apply.