Assistant Director of Development for the College of Law


The Assistant Director of Development is a highly motivated fundraiser who will engage with donors and solicit gifts for the College of Law.


The following duties reflect management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  1. Build and manage a network of relationships with prospective donors involving University administrators, college and program leadership, and faculty.
  2. Facilitate communication with these prospects.
  3. Lead gift solicitations to fund University programs.
  4. Evaluate gift opportunities and recommend those most suitable for a particular donor.
  5. Consult with development staff, faculty, and others to formulate strategies and identify potential donors.
  6. Travel commensurate with expectations to reach donors and prospects locally, regionally, and nationally.
  7. Perform related development activities/efforts at the request of manager.



  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the importance of University Development activities to maintaining lasting and positive donor relations. Minimum 2 years professional fundraising experience including cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts. Experience in higher education fundraising preferred. Bachelors degree required.



  • Held accountable for:
    • Maintaining a portfolio of qualified prospective donors with an emphasis on major gifts at a defined amount.
    • Meeting or exceeding annual expectations for donor visits and annual solicitations.
  • Passion for the institution’s mission, traditions and long-term success. Consistently demonstrate the mission, vision and values of the Foundation and the University.
    • Our RITE Values – Respect, Integrity, Transparency & Teamwork, and Excellence.
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills. Must be able to develop interpersonal relationships with multiple constituents.
  • Integrity, impeccable ethics, initiative, enthusiasm, and the ability to establish trust and credibility.
  • Demonstrate commitment and ability to:
    • Provide quality customer service.
    • Plan, organize and remain accountable for actions.
    • Problem solve utilizing critical thinking skills.
    • Function in a confidential manner.
    • Collaborate with other staff.