Trinity, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, seeks a Chief Development Officer with the title Executive Director leading Trinity’s teams in Development and Alumnae Affairs. Following the success of the $30 million Second Century Campaign, Trinity is now laying the foundation for a $50 million campaign to mark the university’s 125th Anniversary. The Chief Development Officer will be responsible to develop plans to strengthen the annual fund, build a larger base of major donors across class years, develop stronger programs in planned giving, and improve corporate and foundation relations as well as Trinity’s capacity to obtain government grants. Reporting directly to the president, the executive director will develop and supervise staff working cooperatively in both development and alumnae/i affairs, and will have close working relationships with other members of the Advancement team, and leaders in Finance, Academic and Student Affairs.
The successful candidate will have a track record of success in fund raising, preferably in a collegiate setting or in a nonprofit organization with close parallels to collegiate development. Leadership in a major capital campaign is important, along with a track record of securing major gifts and developing winning proposals to corporate and foundation sources. Experience in alumnae/i, membership or constituent relations will be essential. The executive director must also have excellent oral communication skills as well as be a proficient writer, and have demonstrable experience supervising staff to achieve results. Trinity expects all executives to be able to model the results expected of staff, and the executive director will be expected to travel for alumnae/i and fund raising events, to participate in development of proposals and prospect solicitation strategies, to carry a major prospect caseload and to work effectively with the president in developing the prospects for the new campaign.
Founded in 1897 as one of the nation’s first Catholic colleges for women, Trinity today is a 2000-student diversified university that continues the historic women’s college as the College of Arts & Sciences, along with coeducational units in Nursing and Health Professions, and Professional and Graduate Studies. Trinity has about 15,000 alumnae/i, with the majority residing in the metropolitan Washington area.
Trinity is a comprehensive institution offering a broad range of educational programs that prepare students across the lifespan for the intellectual, ethical and spiritual dimensions of contemporary work, civic and family life. Trinity’s core mission values and characteristics emphasize:Commitment to the Education of Women in a particular way through the design and pedagogy of the historic undergraduate women’s college, and by advancing principles of equity, justice and honor in the education of women and men in all other programs;Foundation for Learning in the Liberal Arts through the curriculum design in all undergraduate degree programs and through emphasis on the knowledge, skills and values of liberal learning in all graduate and professional programs;Integration of Liberal Learning with Professional Preparation through applied and experiential learning opportunities in all programs