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Location: Missoula, MT

The University of Montana Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) organization that serves as the fundraising arm of The University of Montana and is located on the beautiful Missoula campus. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to provide leadership and management of the comprehensive fundraising activities for the Davidson Honors College and University Scholarship priorities.

The Davidson Honors College provides outstanding undergraduate students with extraordinary educational and cultural opportunities, extending the benefits of a small liberal arts and sciences college experience within a larger research university context. Honors College students enroll in challenging courses and participate in special experiences outside the classroom that enhance the regular offerings and activities of the University.

In partnership with the Davidson Honors College dean, the director helps define fundraising priorities and develops and executes an annual fundraising plan based upon these priorities. The director reports to the Vice President for Development at the University of Montana Foundation. The responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Supporting the Davidson Honors College dean and Foundation leadership to develop giving goals and objectives
  • Creating opportunities for increasing gifts to the Davidson Honors College and scholarships
  • Identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and principal gift prospects while strengthening overall fundraising for these programs

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, three years fundraising experience or competency in a field with strong similarities to development work, excellent written and oral communications skills, excellent situational judgment and problem solving, willingness to travel, and at times, work in the evenings and on weekends. Additional desirable qualifications include a track record of securing major gifts, experience in higher education development, and experience leading and motivating volunteers, faculty and advisory boards.

The University of Montana Foundation offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to:  http://www.supportum.org/careers. Application materials will be reviewed immediately with applications accepted until the position is filled. The University of Montana Foundation is an EEO employer.

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