Assistant 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 Assistant Director of Development for Parents and Families.  The Assistant 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.


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.

Helps coordinate the young alumni development council and senior gift program, with the associate director of alumni and parent relations. Stewards young alumni to continue to choose Quinnipiac as their philanthropic priority.

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.




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 and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. 

Job Code 2013-1254

Keyword Phrases

  • Development and Alumni Affairs
  • beautiful campus
  • diversity
  • sensitivity to students and spirit of community
  • Alumni Associations and Services
  • Development and Fund Raising
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
Cover Letter