Colorado Nonprofit Association

Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving, Daniels College of Business

About DU Advancement

The Denver Difference campaign is our most ambitious yet. It marks a dramatic shift in conventional thinking about what the university experience can and should be. DU is setting the bar with our approach to higher education, developing and preparing students to be successful in life in every way. The University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence and innovation of our great institution. Inclusive of alumni relations, development, and student and alumni career services, DU Advancement is building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our bold vision.

The University of Denver and DU Advancement deeply value inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success depends on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of inclusive, collaborative, inquisitive, innovative, ethical, and transparent advancement professionals who possess deep mutual respect for one another and for our shared profession.

About the Daniels College of Business

Founded in 1908, the Daniels College of Business is the eighth-oldest business school in the country and the most recognized college in the Rocky Mountain West. The College is ranked among the best of the world’s top business schools. Daniels has long-served as a training-ground for numerous, distinguished professionals and has assembled extraordinary resources – an innovative curriculum, a business-savvy faculty, a global network of alumni, and offers degrees with specialized courses and comprehensive learning experiences. Daniels faculty and staff are driven by the College’s foundation in ethical leadership and vision – “Pioneering business for the public good.”

The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest degree-granting colleges at the University of Denver. Daniels enrolls approximately 2,300 students and includes several schools and departments ranging from finance, real estate and construction management, accountancy, and hospitality management to business information and analytics, management, marketing, and business ethics and legal studies. The College is also home to several innovative centers and programs including Entrepreneurship@DU, the Sales Leadership Center (SLC), the Bailey Program for Family Enterprise, and the Consumer Insights and Business Innovation Center (CiBiC), among others.

Position Summary

The Opportunity

The Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving in the Daniels College of Business (Daniels) reports directly to the Executive Director for Development for Daniels and is part of the Development team in DU Advancement. Joining a team of six established advancement professionals in the College (the Executive Director, three major gifts officers, a coordinator, and one alumni engagement officer), the Director will be part of a dynamic, collaborative, and seasoned team working toward an ambitious campaign goal.
The Director of Development will focus on building the base of annual support and major gift pipeline through direct solicitation of gifts at the Leadership Annual Giving level ($1,000-$49,999) and oversight of Annual Giving activities specific to Daniels including direct mail and email. The Director may manage part-time staff or student employee(s) in support of Annual Giving efforts at Daniels. The Director of Development will collaborate with Advancement leadership and senior university administrators to determine and implement annual giving fundraising priorities, establish short- and long-term strategies, and monitor progress toward goals. Metrics may include oversight of the AG and LAG gift bands, face-to-face visits, solicitations, and qualifications.
The campus-wide Advancement team is highly collaborative in its work and the Director will be expected to build and foster relationships with colleagues and campus partners.

Essential Functions

Frontline Fundraising

Programmatic Responsibilities

Leadership and University Citizenship

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Working Environment

Physical Activities

Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., some nights and weekends as required