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Director of Development & Parent Engagement

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Posting Details


Position Title Director of Development & Parent Engagement
Position number SF3233
Hours per week
Posting date 02/28/2018
Closing date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Internal Job Category Staff
Position Purpose

The Director of Development and Parent Engagement serves as a key member of the major gifts team responsible for raising leadership level gifts and leading parent and family programs for Belmont University. This position may have both a regional assignment and a liaison relationship with an academic unit(s). This position reports to the Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Job Functions

Job Function

Meet or exceed annual performance standards related to number of face-to-face visits completed, proposals delivered, dollars raised, planned gifts closed, and other metrics as determined by Vice President of Development and External Relations and the Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Job Function

Lead and execute programming, events and communications related to the engagement and giving of parents and families. Recruit and advise parent volunteers. Grow annual giving from the parent and family population through the Parent Leadership Circle.

Job Function

Identify, cultivate, and solicit individual prospects and donors for annual and major gifts by aligning donor passions with university priorities and needs. Steward donors and determine appropriate next ask or activity.

Job Function

Maintain accurate and timely information on your portfolio regarding prospect and proposal status and keep all biographical information up to date. Focus on constituent data integrity in all facets of work.

Job Function

Support colleagues in Development, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving as part of an integrated department with shared goals and objectives. This includes developing an in-depth knowledge of the major cities in an assigned region in order to assist colleagues in creating meaningful programming for relevant parent/alumni audiences.

Job Function

Participate in campus committees, events, lectures and activities as necessary to better serve and understand the university.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Knowledge of best practices in advancement at private universities is highly desired in the Director of Development.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.

Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


A minimum of five years of professional fundraising experience, preferably in higher education is required. Must have excellent writing and computer skills.


Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

Attach an electronic version of your CV, cover letter, and response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Value, in order to complete the online application process. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Under federal law, the University may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources actively pursues an annual affirmative action plan that outlines the university’s commitment to hiring women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals in all positions.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents