Director of Development, Simmons School of Education and Human Development Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “higher research activity” institution, Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a scholarly environment in which students work side-by-side with faculty to advance the arts, humanities, and sciences. Scholarship and teaching are equally valued at SMU. The strength and rigor of an SMU education are reflected in the University’s national reputation. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020 counts SMU among the top 15% of colleges nationwide, and U.S. News & World Report lists SMU at No. 64 in its ranking of national universities.

The Opportunity

Southern Methodist University is seeking a skilled and ambitious Director of Development (DOD) to serve as chief development officer. S/he will be responsible for the development and overall fundraising program of the school, including annual capital and endowment giving. The DOD will also manage a portfolio of 100-120 active prospects, close gifts $100K and above, and make a minimum of 100 visits annually. This is the ideal opportunity for a development professional who excels in building long term relationships with individuals. Along with exemplary fundraising experience, individuals who are strategic, collaborative and flexible, and who want to be instrumental in building a best-in-class operation, will succeed in this role.

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Past searches and placements for Southern Methodist University

  • Director of Development, Simmons School of Education and Human Development
  • Director of Development, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
  • Senior Executive Director of Development Services
  • Senior Executive Director of Development Services
  • Assistant Vice President for School and Project Development
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