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Senior Director of Development - Student Affairs & Academic Support

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00600PO17
Classification Title Director
Internal Title Senior Director of Development - Student Affairs & Academic Support
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division Division of Development
Department Development Office
Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range $77,000 - $120,000
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule

Required to travel to geographical location of donors/prospects; work evenings, and weekends.

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

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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 Senior Associate Vice President of Development and Legal Liaison to University Foundations, the Senior Director of Development for the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support (SAAS) will be responsible for coordination and management of an effective, comprehensive and ongoing development program through major gifts fundraising. Responsibilities include planning, managing, implementation, promotion, coordination and administration of a comprehensive development program with an emphasis on major gifts for SAAS. This position will be part of the University Development team and will operate, within the system and procedures of USC Development to ensure consistent and well-coordinated activities. Required to travel to geographical location of donors/prospects; work evenings and weekends, as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of fundraising or development experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of fundraising or development experience in higher education and/or hybrid development model. Previous campaign experience and knowledge of parent fundraising programs are preferred. Familiarity with “Millennium” 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, parents, 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.

Position Attributes

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

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 03/01/2018
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 12/13/2017
Job Close Date 01/22/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years of fundraising or development experience?
    • no response
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If so, please tell us how you qualify?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you willing to travel by the geographic location of donors/prospects; work evenings and weekends?
    • no response
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's licence?
    • no response
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you willing to accept this position with a salary range of $77,000 to $120,000?
    • no response
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Describe your experience as a supervisor to include your supervisory style and why you think it works best for you.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents