Northeastern University’s College of Engineering seeks an entrepreneurial and ambitious Director of Major Gifts to drive fundraising for key programs as the College enters its next phase of strategic growth. This role will be focused on raising major and principal gifts through the identification and cultivation of new donors as well as inspiring current donors to higher levels of giving. The Director of Major Gifts will join a high performing team of dedicated development professionals at the College who have built significant momentum with donors and are optimally positioned for even greater achievements.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Development, the Director of Major Gifts will grow and manage a national portfolio of individual donors with an emphasis on California and the Pacific Northwest, and with opportunities for expansion. They will cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects and donors at the major and principal gift levels, while launching a systematic initiative to aggressively identify and qualify new donors that meet institutional fundraising goals with the objective of broadening philanthropic conversations and elevating the portfolio to more solidly reflect donors at the seven-figure giving levels.