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Executive Director, Parents Program

University of Dayton , Dayton, Ohio

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university recognized as one of the leading locations for STEM job curriculum, in-demand occupations requiring an education in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Founded in 1850, the University of Dayton is committed to the Marianist tradition of educating the whole student, creating strong connections between scholarship and leadership and service. The school educates more than 7800 undergraduate students and 2400 graduate and doctoral students annually. University of Dayton draws students for many reasons, including its highly rated entrepreneurship programs, NCAA Division I sports teams, and extensive research programs. Among Catholic schools, University of Dayton ranks #1 in sponsored research funds raised and #3 in total research spending. A strong development program including giving societies, planned giving, annual giving, and corporate and foundation support provides the University of Dayton with critical funds for scholarships, developing new academic opportunities, recruiting top faculty and modernizing facilities.

The Opportunity

University of Dayton is seeking a self-motivated, collaborative fundraising professional to establish a new parent program and to be a liaison throughout the school communities. The Executive Director, Parents Program, will report to the Associate Vice President of Advancement and will coordinate with Advancement and University Marketing and Communication to develop a comprehensive outreach strategy. The newly created parent program will be used to foster relationships with parents and families and to identify and cultivate prospects. The ideal Executive Director should come to the job with at least five years of experience in higher education.

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