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LSU Alumni Association: Director of Development and Cultivation

February 13, 2023 1:58 PM | Kristian Beatty (Administrator)



  • Develop, integrate, and implement short, intermediate, and long-term individual major gifts and major gift donor strategies in collaboration with the Sr. VP of Advancement.
  • Create strategic funding requests based on short, intermediate, and long-term funding goals of the Association for high-net-worth individuals.
  • Act as primary relationship manager for individual, private foundation, and corporate prospects to reach or exceed annual funding goals.
  • Play lead role in soliciting and closing major gifts.
  • Manage relationship process for individual major gift donors including prospect solicitation and briefings.
  • Cultivate and expand current giving by planned gift donors and integrate planned gift and capital campaign objectives into major individual donor requests in collaboration with the Sr. VP of Advancement, and other Association leadership as necessary.


  • Plan and implement funding campaigns, events, and activities (volunteer experiences, tours, receptions, etc.) for individual major gift donors using existing activities as appropriate.
  • Execute major gift materials, including briefing memos, proposals, and stewardship materials.


  • Track and report relationship management activity using constituent relationship management system including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and current individual major donors.
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual activity to supervisor and CEO.
  • Assist with review and verification of major gift donor recognition lists.
  • Participate in regular LSUAA staff and organization-wide meetings, activities, and special events.
  • Increased work hours can be expected September-November and April-May as well as travel in and out of state.


  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with donors
  • Flexible, creative, and demonstrated capacity to think innovatively to communicate the organization’s programs and new initiatives
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and technical abilities to work in advancement software
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills, including well-developed presentation skills.
  • Willingness to work closely with advancement and alumni engagement teams.
  • Excellent ability to multi-task, prioritize and plan in a fast-paced environment.
  • May require in and out of state travel for donor calls and meetings.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Travel may be required.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.

Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.

Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.

The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Interested applicants may apply by following this link.

P.O. Box 1924
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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