Director of Advancement

Job Description:

The Director of Advancement is responsible to the Dean of the College for the management of all aspects of campus or college advancement programs to include: annual giving campaigns, gift solicitation, special events, campaign volunteer management, donor communications, gift acknowledgement and donor recognition. The director of advancement will maintain a working relationship with the Southern University System Foundation. The Southern University System Foundation will provide training and support. The director will supervise the College publication and distribution of various development publications.

Minimal Qualifications: 

Minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree or CFRE (Certified Fund-Raising Executive) certification through the National Association of Fund-Raising Professionals.
  • Three to five years advancement experience recommended.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of fundraising and how to work effectively with staff, faculty, volunteers, and committees.
  • He or She must be extraordinarily adept at human relations, identifying and developing close and harmonious relationships with a wide variety of persons and organizations within the community, to support the school.
  • He or She must recognize and honor privacy and confidentiality of donor information, relationships, and records.
  • The position requires a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity.
  • Good communication skills are essential.
  • Have some familiarity with standard fundraising software and wealth search engines, i.e., Raisers Edge, SAGE, Little Green Light, Donor Perfect, Gift maker Pro, etc.

How to Apply:

Send Application (click here) to apply:

Dr. Patrick Carriere, Dean


P.O. Box 9969

College of Sciences and Engineering-Southern University

Baton Rouge, LA 70813



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