POSITION SUMMARY: The ULI Foundation is seeking a Director, Major Gifts and Foundation Relations, reporting to the Senior Vice President, Major Gifts and Foundation Relations. The Director is responsible for supporting the management of relationships and securing support from major donors and institutional foundations to achieve aggressive fundraising goals. The Director will work closely with the Content team, District Council staff, Finance team, Development/ULI Foundation team, and other staff. The Director will have had progressive and successful development experience in major gifts and foundation relations. The ideal candidate has worked in urban planning, environmental, or real estate/land use non-profit organizations.
Support efforts to cultivate and solicit new Governors of the ULI Foundation to include managing prospect lists, supporting solicitation strategies, and preparing proposals.
Coordinate an effective program for recognition, involvement and stewardship of major donors, to include writing stewardship reports for major donors.
Support institutional foundation proposal and report writing to include drafting stewardship reports, proposals, and other communication pieces.
Conduct foundation and major donor prospect research utilizing a wide variety of biographical, financial, and organizational sources including online databases, internet websites, and other external repositories of public information. Assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity, and linkages to ULI to support fund raising. Organize data in a logical format for research profiles utilized by ULI staff and board members.
Develop collateral for major gift fund raising in collaboration with ULI program and communication staff.
Leverage ULI’s member management system to ensure donor records include accurate gift history, solicitation and stewardship strategies, and are properly coded to ensure accurate reporting.
Serve as a liaison to District Councils on issues related to major gift and foundation fund raising.
Keep current on Content programs and initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.
Five or more years of individual major gift and/or foundation fundraising.
Ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors and/or foundations to develop relationships for ULI.
Ability to articulate the case for support and communicate the vision/mission/goals of ULI with sufficient effectiveness to secure gifts and pledges.
Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organization skills required.
Proficient in web-based research and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Familiarity with urban and metropolitan policy issues a plus.
Experience with NetForum or similar membership management programs preferred.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
To apply, please click on the link below. Please submit a resume and letter of interest with your application.
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