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The Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward gifts from the University’s high level donors. The officer will manage a portfolio of major gifts prospects as part of a comprehensive advancement program. This position reports to and works closely with the Vice President for Development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Makes an average of 20 face-to-face visits per month for the purpose of solicitation and identification of major gifts prospects.

  • Personally manages a portfolio up to 100-125 donors/prospects capable of making gifts of $25,000 and greater.

  • Solicits at least 5 times his/her salary in donor contributions on an annual basis.

  • Designs and oversees with the development leadership team the program content, strategies, goals and objectives for Hampton’s major gift initiatives.

  • Coordinates major giving program with annual fund, planned giving, foundations, corporations, alumni, and communications offices.

  • Documents and plans donor interactions in identified database. Presents Vice President with annual plan for each donor/prospect and monthly reports on progress.

  • Participates in staff meeting, trainings, other activities, and initiatives as directed.

  • Helps set annual campaign goals based upon targeted major gifts.

  • Prepares written and oral presentations, analytical fundraising reports, donor correspondence and proposals as needed.

  • Assists the Vice President for Development with all other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree in related field is highly preferred.

  • Minimum of 4-5 years of fund raising and supervisory experience is highly desired.

  • Previous experience in higher education is an added plus.


  • Knowledgeable of best practices and trends in the development field.

  • Working understanding of planned giving tools and options.

  • The candidate must have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and practices effective time management.

  • Ability to identify and link donor passion to Hampton’s campaign priorities and initiatives.

  • Must be able to work independently and work well with staff and external donors/prospects.

  • Availability to travel on behalf of Hampton University.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either via email atHROffice@hamptonu.eduor fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to include the COVID-19 booster, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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