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Director of Development

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $71,000 to $76,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Vice President Student Engagement and University Development, the Director of Development will take a leadership role in growing the fundraising program of Capitol Technology University. By engaging university leadership, deans, faculty and staff in the fundraising process, the Director of Development will leverage the university’s Centennial Campaign to attract alumni, donors, corporate partners and other stakeholders to invest in the university’s future.

Capitol Technology University will celebrate 100 years in 2027, the successful candidate will play a key role in the development and successful execution of the fundraising and friend growing campaign.

The following are the primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Vice President in developing and implementing the university’s Centennial Campaign. Within the context of the campaign:
    • Develop and manage annual, planned, and special gift campaigns.
    • Develop and manage fundraising and cultivation events, i.e., golf tournament, Capitol Techquinox, scholarship breakfast, lunches, etc.
    • Identify major donor prospects and assist the Vice President in developing and managing prospect portfolios for each executive. This includes:
      • Develop and prepare briefing materials for the Board, President, executives, dean, chairs, and faculty relative to fundraising.
      • Advise University executives on managing their individual portfolio of donors and track initiatives and results.
      • Preparation of proposals for individual and corporate gifts.
    • Strategize and track faculty and staff to assist in alumni and friend community engagement or other initiatives as appropriate.
    • Work with the academic departments, Institutes, Centers, and administrative offices within the college to generate and implement integrated fundraising strategies for both university-wide and unit-specific needs.
    • Develop, oversee and implement recognition and stewardship programs for all gifts.
    • Prepare all materials for regular meetings of the Campaign Leadership Committee.

  • Manage a strategic government and foundation grant program. Working closely with faculty and staff to write and submit all grants and grant reports.
  • Create and manage a portfolio of lower-end donor prospects with a focus on moves management.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including scholarship and sponsorship donors to foster an authentic and sustainable donor engagement framework.
  • Assist the Vice President in servicing the Trustee’s Development and Events Committees.
  • Manage and oversee all budgetary responsibilities for the area and assigned departments.
  • Assist with the fundraising (Raisers Edge) database management as necessary.

Position Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in English, Communications, Business Administration, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 or more years of fundraising experience in a non-profit setting of comparable size to Capitol Technology University (800 students, $19M operating budget, 65-80 full-time employees).
  • Experienced in major donor identification and cultivation strategies.
  • Demonstrated success in securing government and private foundation grants.
  • Demonstrated success in engaging stakeholders and acquiring new donors.
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel and donor databases (preferably Raisers Edge) required.
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity, defense, engineering and space industries preferred.
  • Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and proactively, but must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to keep track of multiple simultaneous deadlines.
  • Must be able to manage personnel from across departments to support initiatives.
  • Experienced relationship builder with excellent communications skills.
  • Decisive and organized with the skills to navigate multiple projects with ease.
  • High energy, along with a strategic mindset, and an ability to adapt to changing environments.


  • Compensation $71,000 to $76,000
  • 14 paid holidays
  • 14 earned vacation days per calendar year
  • The position is campus based with occasional remote work options after 90 day probation period
  • Health, vision, and dental benefits. Information available here.
  • TIAA/CREF contributions.
  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse, and dependents. Information available here.
  • Capitol Technology University participates in Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program CIC/TEP (

Capitol Technology University


Laurel, MD
20708 USA


Non Profit

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