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Company Name:
University of Pittsburgh
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Business Development
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 8 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Director of Development, Law

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified candidate for the Director of Development position to develop and lead the fundraising and engagement strategies in support of the School of Law.


The director will function within a University-wide development and alumni relations effort, working independently and leveraging central resources and collaboration. The director will report to the Dean of Pitt Law and to the assistant vice chancellor for schools and centers. The director is responsible for major gift fundraising ($100K+), meaning identifying, qualifying and soliciting prospects, and stewarding donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. This position will be a lead partner with the Dean on strategic priorities and will support key engagement programming such as the Board of Visitors, the Law Alumni Association, and the Pitt Law Fellows donor group.

This position supervises an administrative coordinator, a manager of constituent relations, and a development associate. The director must possess an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience with the legal profession and the mission of law schools and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is strongly preferred. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred. A minimum of five years of experience within an academic setting, preferably within a doctoral granting institution and in positions of increasing responsibility. Has at least one year experience reporting directly to a Dean or unit administrator. At least two years of experience in cultivating and soliciting individual major gifts. Familiarity with legal education and the law profession, gained through development experience in a law school and/or possession of a JD, is preferred.



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