Associate Director of Development for Parents and Families - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Development for Parents and Families.  The Associate Director will be responsible for identifying and securing major gifts of $1,000-$5,000 for Quinnipiac University from parents and families, alumni and friends. Manages the event coordination of parent events and the website.  Will work closely the senior gift program, student alumni association as well as the young alumni development council.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities byU.S. News & World Reportand recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For byThe Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


Develops and executes prospect management plans, and solicitation strategies; draft proposals, and engages in ongoing cultivation of and correspondence with potential parent donors to Quinnipiac University with the ability to make $1,000 to $5,000 gifts.

Manages a portfolio of approximately 120 parent, grandparent, past parent and faculty/staff parent prospects and donors to Quinnipiac University. Conduct 15-20 personal face to face visits monthly to qualify, engage, solicit and steward the University major donors and prospects.

Coordinates the faculty/staff parent campaign with the director of the annual fund.

Collaborates with the parents and families’ team and other university officials around prospects, Charter Oak /Parent Leadership Gift Society events, parents’ council meetings and all development efforts for the Quinnipiac University.

Manage a minimum of 15 welcome receptions to continue to promote community within the parent association.

Coordinates, with public affairs, the university parents’ association website to insure updated and accurate information for current parents.

Produces the university parent guide to insure communication with freshman families.  Secures advertising gifts from local restaurants, deli’s, hotels and other resources in the Greater New Haven area to make the production at no cost.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Bachelor's degree required.


Master's degree preferred.

Knowledge and proven history of gaining philanthropic support and financial commitments from others.

Skill in fiscal management.

Ability to travel locally and nationally as necessary.

For this position, Quinnipiac University is only considering applicants who have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment-based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code: 2015-1782


Keyword Phrases

  • Development and Alumni Affairs
  • Diversity
  • sensitivity to students and spirit of community
  • beautiful campus
  • Development and Fund Raising
  • Event Coordination
  • Alumni Associations and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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