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Capital Campaign Gears Up

If you are looking for a change of career, the College is hiring like mad in preparation for the upcoming capital campaign. The below are just the director-level positions that have been advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Director, Academic Coordination: In partnership with senior Advancement leaders, provides a critical link between the Development Office and campus partners, including the offices of the Provost, Dean of Faculty, Dean of the College, centers and institutes. Coordinates with campus leaders to productively engage with current and future donors; maintains the integrity of fund raising priorities; and assists with the implementation of development plans.

Director of Donor Engagement: Leads a team of professionals who work in close partnership with principal gift officers ($5 million and up) and leadership gift officers ($250,000 to $5 million) to provide the highest level of personal engagement, communication, and proposal development for Dartmouth’s most important donors.

Director of Recognition and Stewardship: Leads a team of professionals to design and implement a comprehensive stewardship and recognition program, working collaboratively with departments throughout the Advancement division and across the institution to ensure regular and meaningful communication with donors about the impact of their philanthropy.

Associate Director, Leadership Giving: Responsible for developing long-term philanthropic relationships with alumni, parents and friends and securing and stewarding restricted and unrestricted gifts from individuals in the Central States region.

Senior Associate/Associate Director, Gift Planning: Responsible for providing charitable gift and estate planning expertise to the Dartmouth community, including donors, prospective donors, and the Development staff and works to increase the volume of outright gifts, bequests, life income gifts, and other forms of estate planned giving.

Associate Director of Regional Communities: Provides leadership, guidance and support to Dartmouth’s 90+ regional alumni organizations, including recruiting, developing, and managing alumni volunteers, assisting with regional activities, supporting the development of regional alumni networks, and enhancing communication between alumni and the College.

At this rate, we’ll soon be at 3,600 non-faculty staffers, up from 3,503 now and 2,408 in 1999. That seems like a large number of people to administer 6,298 students.

Beyond the above positions, the Dartmouth Jobs page currently lists another 144 open jobs, including more in the Advancement and Development area (I promise that I am not making these up): Associate Director/Senior Associate Director of Advancement, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, Stewardship Writer and Gift Recording Coordinator, Associate Director of Stewardship Services, Associate Advancement Director, Assistant Advancement Director, Associate Vice President for Development, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Presidential Initiatives and Principal Gifts, Associate Director for Individual and Class Giving, Senior Managing Director for Athletics Fundraising, and Donor Relations Officer.

Addendum: There is no truth to the rumor that the College employs a full-time Director of Developing Titles for Other Directors.

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