Assistant Director for Development

Solomons, Maryland
Feb 27, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
Full Time

Assistant Director for Development

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), the founding laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), seeks a professional to continue and expand its development program. CBL conducts cutting edge environmental research that leads to new discoveries and informs environmental policy, trains graduate students to be the next generation of environmental leaders, and undertakes outreach to the community.

Based in Solomons, MD and reporting to the CBL Director and the UMCES Vice President for Institutional Advancement, you will lead CBL’s fundraising, marketing and communication efforts to elevate and diversify our funding base through the identification and cultivation of corporate, foundation and individual donors. You should have experience in creating, managing and implementing a successful development program and designing and creating development materials. The ability to think creatively, an entrepreneurial spirit, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, sound judgment and discretion are required. Experience in higher education fundraising and hands-on experience with donor database/software and institutional social media is desirable.

The AD for Development will serve as a member of the CBL Executive Leadership Team, and on various campus and community committees and councils. The AD for Development will interface effectively and proactively with faculty, administrators, donors/volunteers and members of the press.

A Bachelor’s degree and three to four years of successful development and fundraising experience are required. The ability to work evening and weekend work-related activities and events is required. 

This is a Contractual Contingent II position and continuation of the position is based on funding availability. To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and an example of a development product, along with three professional references to:, with Development in the subject line. All materials should be submitted by email as a single pdf file. Applications received by 04/3/2017 will receive full consideration. A competitive compensation package is provided that includes health benefits and retirement options. UMCES is an EO/AA Employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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