Location: Baltimore, MD Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Feb 22 2021 Job Description:
Goucher seeks a Director of Advancement for our Goucher Prison Education Partnership. The Director of Advancement, GPEP should have demonstrated success setting and realizing ambitious goals. The right candidate brings the necessary experience to sustainably support GPEP students' educations through a diversified strategy including grants from regional and national foundations, individual giving, events, and relationship development with new and existing partners.
The Director of Advancement, GPEP builds on existing successful practices of GPEP to raise the financial support necessary for the operation of GPEP. This position serves as the primary fundraiser responsible for an approximately $1.4 million annual budget. The Director of Advancement, GPEP develops and implements a fundraising strategy in close collaboration with GPEP's Executive Director and Goucher College's Office of Advancement; cultivates new and deepens existing relationships with partners, particularly partners in philanthropy; collaborates with the Executive Director on long-term strategy and planning for GPEP; manages ongoing public and donor-facing communications, including creation of materials; writes grant proposals and reports; organizes and facilitates specific events inside and outside the prison, and manages related recordkeeping. This position also includes some coordination with media in collaboration with the Goucher Office of Communications.
This position is based on Goucher's Towson campus, with occasional responsibilities at Goucher College's additional locations inside state prisons in Jessup, Maryland as well as offsite responsibilities related to donors and other partners.
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree as well as demonstrated success with frontline fundraising, building relationships with stakeholders including major foundations, project management in fast paced environments, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills. Candidates should have demonstrated experience with grant writing and reporting, creating content for marketing materials, and communication with stakeholders including funders and prospective funders, students, and staff. Demonstrated experience creating, managing, and maintaining internal and external budgets including accurately projecting and updating income from funders.
Preferred candidates will possess an advanced degree and four or more years of fundraising experience. Demonstrated success in grant writing and frontline fundraising as well as in building philanthropic partnerships with national foundations are strongly preferred.
Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.
Internal Number: 128438
About Goucher College
Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a selective, liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Goucher enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates, 84% of whom live on campus, and 1,200 graduate students. At Goucher, we’re redefining the meaning of a liberal arts education in order to help our students prepare for the jobs of the future. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.