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Director of Development

Release Date: July 15, 2016

Based at the LUMCON Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA and reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will be charged with establishing and building fundraising for the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. We are seeking a dynamic individual to build and sustain our an annual giving program and initiate a comprehensive stewardship plan to insure best practices in donor relations and retention, and attract Major Gifts (annual gifts of $25k+), Principal Gifts ($500K), and foundation grants. As the senior leader of the development, s/he will carry a portfolio of qualified donors and prospects both locally and nationally; will direct the strategy of fundraising; and partner with state, regional, and national stakeholders to maximize LUMCON's fundraising.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with a demonstrated history of effective fund raising. This is a new and exciting opportunity to build a new development program for a marine research facility entering a 5-year growth phase. We seek someone with a passion for marine science and the mission for LUMCON. The Development Director will need to have a flexible approach to work, with some evenings and weekends being required, as well as willingness to travel regionally and nationally up to 25% of the time.  For more information click the link below.

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