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The General College at the University of Minnesota is a wonderful place
to work! I hope you will pass this position announcement along to anyone
who might be interested!

Jeanne Higbee

Annette Digre wrote:

> Please help the college recruit a new development director by
> circulating this job description or nominating individuals for the
> position.  Search committee members are Mark Bellcourt, Barb Foster,
> Pat Hara, Frank Molek, Randy Moore, Laura Weber, chair, and Lori-Anne
> Williams.
> Director of Development and Alumni Relations<?xml:namespace prefix = o
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>                            General College
>
>                        University of Minnesota
>
> The General College, University of Minnesota, invites applications and
> nominations for the position of Director of Development and Alumni
> Relations.The director is responsible for the planning,
> implementation, and evaluation of annual and long-range development
> and alumni relations activities.
>
> The General College was founded in 1932.Its mission is to provide
> University access for high-potential students who seek to pursue a
> college education at a research institution and would benefit from
> GC’s innovative developmental curriculum and student support
> services.The college during recent years has positioned itself as a
> leading developmental education research center with a fine national
> reputation.
>
> Appointment
>
> The Director of Development and Alumni Relations reports to the Dean
> of the General College and coordinates activities with the University
> of Minnesota Foundation Office.The appointment is 100%, 12-month,
> academic professional, initially appointed to a three-year contract,
> with a six-month probationary period.(Job Code 9354). Salary minimum
> of $60,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.Start
> date:January 2003 or as soon as search is completed.
>
> Areas of responsibility
>
>    + Implement a comprehensive strategic development plan to include
>      identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts from
>      individuals, corporations and foundations; planning and
>      coordinating the college’s annual giving program; and developing
>      objectives and strategies for carrying out specific fundraising
>      initiatives.
>    + Direct the college’s development program within the scope of
>      activities permitted by the University of Minnesota Foundation
>      Office and in consultation with the Dean and other appropriate
>      individuals.
>    + Direct the college’s alumni relations program including an alumni
>      cultivation plan as a component of the college’s strategic
>      development plan and assisting the college national alumni
>      representative with other alumni relations activities.
>    + Provide leadership to development office staff in developing
>      proposals, promotional brochures, and other written materials in
>      support of major fundraising initiatives based on specific needs
>      and priorities of the college.
>    + Act as liaison between the college and the University of
>      Minnesota Foundation Office, other University-affiliated
>      organizations, alumni groups, and the University of Minnesota
>      Alumni Association.
>    + Supervise development office staff.
>    + Assist the dean in planning collegiate fundraising
>      events. Recruit, organize and train volunteers as needed to
>      support fundraising activities.
>    + Travel as required for advancing the college’s development
>      mission.
>
> Essential Qualifications
>
>    + Bachelor's degree.
>    + Three years of experience in formal, direct development or
>      fundraising.
>    + Demonstrated success in major gift prospecting, corporate
>      funding, annual fund solicitation, and planned estate gifts.
>
> Desired Qualifications
>
>    + Experience as development director within higher education
>      setting.
>
>    + Marketing, sales, or public relations experience.
>    + Demonstrated success in recruiting, training, and managing staff
>      and volunteers.
>    + Evidence of being highly energetic, self-starting,
>      entrepreneurial, and creative in formulating ideas,
>      opportunities, and prospects for development activities.
>    + Evidence of organizational and managerial skills, including
>      demonstrated success in administering personnel, budget, and
>      other resources.
>    + Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and persuasively,
>      verbally and in writing.
>
>  Selection Criteria
>
>    * Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in field of development
>      within higher education.
>    * Breadth of responsibility in development experience.
>    * Level of positions held in development.
>    * Demonstrated success in soliciting contributions from
>      corporations and individuals.
>
> Application Procedure
>
> A complete application consists of the following materials:
>
>   1. A letter of application expressing interest in and evidence of
>      accomplishments related to the position.
>   2. A resume or vita.
>   3. Examples of recent development activities or projects that you
>      have engaged in or development organizations you have directed;
>      and a description of your role or responsibilities in those
>      activities and the outcomes of those projects.
>   4. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three
>      professional references relating to your recent development work.
>
> Deadline
>
> The deadline for all application materials is 4:00 p.m., Monday,
> November 4, 2002.It is the responsibility of the applicant to make
> sure that all materials are received before the deadline. Nominations
> or qualified individuals are encouraged and should be submitted well
> in advance of the application deadline.
>
> Submit applications or nominations to
>
> Annette Digre, Search Coordinator
>
> General College
>
> University of Minnesota
>
> 240 Appleby Hall
>
> 128 Pleasant St. SE
>
> Minneapolis, MN 55455
>
> Phone: 612 625-2880
>
> Fax:612 625-0709
>
> E-mail:[log in to unmask]
>
> The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
> persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and
> employment without regard to race, color, creed religion, national
> origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance
> status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
>
--
Jeanne L. Higbee
Professor and Founding Chair,
Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy
General College
University of Minnesota
333A Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
Phone: (612) 625-8015
FAX: (612) 625-0709
E-mail: [log in to unmask]