Santa Fe Jobs

Updated: 7/14/14
Information for faculty applicants


Job Title:  Director of Development 

Role:    Senior official responsible for the overall preparation and execution of the college’s fundraising efforts which include Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Annual Fund and donor cultivation efforts; direct implementation of the Major Gifts and Planned Giving programs and solicitations; supervision of the Annual Fund and Enrichment Programs; and design and coordination of a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program. The position involves working closely with the Vice President, trustees and college officers to integrate emerging college priorities into all aspects of donor contact, with the goal of maximizing financial support for the campus and college.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:   Develops and stewards strategic objectives, goals and plans for all development efforts. Manages prospect lists and maintains a portfolio of prospects. Identifies, cultivates and solicits gifts from individuals capable of making a major and/or planned gift.  Directs and supervises all aspects of the college’s fundraising and Enrichment Programs (non‑degree programs).  Works closely with the President, Vice President, Trustees, and Presidents’ Council members.  Performs other job related duties as assigned. 

Expectations:  To increase revenue in all fundraising efforts including Annual Fund, Major Gifts and Planned Giving. To cultivate and secure new and recurring donors.  To heighten community and campus awareness regarding gift programs.  To effectively manage all development programs and personnel.  To be a role model to students on the campus.

Supervision Received:  Vice President of Advancement

Supervision Given:  Associate Director of Enrichment Programs and Development Officer

Compensation:  Salary to be determined.  Generous benefits package

Status:  Exempt, full-time, 35 hours per week

Knowledge and Skills:  

Experience:  At least seven years similar or related experience. 

Education:  A college degree.

Interpersonal Skills:  The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job and a high level of interpersonal skills is critical to the success of this position. Work frequently involves contacts requiring considerable discussion of problems, material presentations, and resolving issues impacting departments or divisions.

Other Skills:  Seven years experience in fundraising or related required; basic budgeting, marketing management, estate planning, communication, investments, and planned giving experience preferred. Working knowledge of, or experience in public relations, and grant and foundation writing desirable. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. Computer proficiency and familiarity with word processing and database software is desired (Microsoft Office products preferred). Raiser’s Edge experience helpful.

TO APPLY:  Send resume, letter of intent, salary history and names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to .  Resume packets will be accepted until interviews begin.