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Lead Senior DOD, Arnold School of Public Health

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00375PO22 Classification Title Development Officer III - Lead SDOD Development Office Internal Title Lead Senior DOD, Arnold School of Public Health Campus Columbia Work County Richland College/Division Division of Development Department DEV Development Office Band 9 Advertised Minimum Salary $92,500 Advertised Salary Range $92,500 - $107,247 Location of Vacancy Columbia, SC Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week 37.5 Work Schedule

The standard work hours are generally 8:30 am - 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, the hours per week is 37.50. Required to travel to geographical location of donors/prospects and work evenings and weekends. Must have a valid driver's license.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Alumni Development

About UofSC

About University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.

Diversity Statement

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) South Carolina Retirement Yes State Insurance Programs Yes Annual Leave Yes Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Under limited supervision, reporting to the Associate Vice President of Health Sciences Development (Associate VP), the Lead Senior Director of Development for the Arnold School of Public Health (School) will be responsible for an effective, comprehensive and ongoing development program through major gifts fundraising. Responsibilities include planning, managing, implementing, promoting, coordinating and administering the development program with an emphasis on major gifts for the School. Responsible for working with support staff and other School colleagues. This position will be part of the University Development team and will operate within the system and procedures of UofSC Development to ensure consistent and well-coordinated activities. Additionally, there is a strong connection to the dean of the School. The dean provides direction on the fundraising priorities and strategic vision for the School.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree and 5 years proven experience major gift/development, donor relations, sales or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been acquired may be substituted. Supervisory experience is required. Required to travel to geographical location of donors/prospects and work evenings and weekends. Must have a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 5 years proven experience major gift/development in higher education and/or hybrid development model. Previous campaign experience including experience soliciting and closing $1M gifts. Familiarity with Blackbaud CRM donor database preferred.


Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of planning and conducting a comprehensive fundraising program. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with faculty, alumni, donors, students, volunteers, businesses and the general public. Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to travel, work evenings and weekends, as required. Effective computer experience including database operation and word processing. Supervisory experience in hiring, managing, training and mentoring development directors and administrative staff are required. Proven ability to develop relationships with leaders in a broad range of professions.

Position Attributes

Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No Hazardous weather category Non-Essential

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 05/16/2022 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 03/14/2022 Job Close Date 04/18/2022 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by April 18, 2022.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • Do you have a bachelor's degree and 5 years proven experience major gift/development, donor relations, sales, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been acquired my be substituted.
  • Yes
  • No
    • If so, please tell us how you qualify?

(Open Ended Question)
    • Are you willing to travel to geographical locations of donors/prospects and work evenings and weekends?
  • Yes
  • No
    • How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
  • 0 - under 3 years of supervisory experience
  • 3 - under 5 years of supervisory experience
  • 5 - under 8 years of supervisory experience
  • more than 8 years
    • Describe your experience as a supervisor to include your supervisory style and why you think it works best for you.

(Open Ended Question)
    • Tell us about any work experience you may have with major gifts in Higher Education or Non-profit organizations?

(Open Ended Question)
    • Are you willing to accept this position with a salary range from $92,500 - $107,247?
  • Yes
  • No
    • Do you have a valid driver's licence?
  • no response
  • Yes
  • No

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  • Resume
  • List of References and Contact Information

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