Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an experienced Regional Director of Development (RDOD) for the western region. This area includes: Nevada, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The Regional Director, Development (RDOD) will work directly with the Executive Director of Development of Development Alumni Relations. The major function of this position is to build a pipeline of support for the University’s programs and projects through the establishment of relationships with alumni and friends. The position will be housed in the central development office and work with various schools, colleges and units. The successful candidate will make initial contacts, establish relationships, solicit annual gifts, provide stewardship, collaborate with the development team to produce development proposals for major gifts and assist DAR’s Alumni Association to engage alumni and friends.
Regional and national travel is expected. Evening and weekend work is required.
Because of the sensitivity of the information and data, the individual must adhere strictly to the highest professional ethics, confidentiality, discretion and judgment. This position offers the opportunity to work independently in an evolving and changing fundraising environment and combines a high level of initiative, creativity, and collaboration and widespread public interaction.
Bachelor's Degree and five years or a Master's Degree and three years of professional experience is required.
Interpersonal, public relations and customer service skills, including the ability to interact effectively with coworkers, students, volunteers, administrators, alumni and donors, and strong organizational skills.