Senior Director of Development

Reference: JOB949
Employer: The Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc.

The Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc., invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Director of Development. The Foundation seeks an experienced, collaborative fundraiser and administrator to serve as the chief development officer and director of the fundraising activities that serve the needs of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The Senior Director reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation and is under the direction of the Vice President for University Advancement.

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Bloomsburg University is experiencing great momentum in its enrollment, programs, and fundraising. The institution is different than it was even a decade ago: greater in number, broader in programs, and more engaged with its community and world. What has stayed constant is its commitment to prepare students for personal and professional success.

A separate 501(c)(3) organization, The Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in 1970 as the philanthropic arm of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. In 2008, a priority was placed on resource development, and the BU Foundation evolved into an active fundraising organization for the University, growing from a staff of three to a professional team of 20.

Governed by a 23-member Board of Directors, the BU Foundation is operationally funded through a service contract with Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, which covers the majority of operational expenses. Over the past nine years, the BU Foundation has established a track record of success.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced fundraiser who has the creativity, drive, and ability to direct a successful development program as a leader, but who also fully embraces the role of a team member and a mentor.


The Senior Director of Development (Senior Director) is responsible for the supervision of major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, and communications functions. The Senior Director builds, maintains, and strengthens relationships among the various Bloomsburg University constituencies. A key member of the leadership team, the Senior Director is instrumental in the development and execution of fundraising campaigns as well as the Foundation’s strategic growth.

The Senior Director reports to the Executive Director of the BU Foundation and takes direction from the Vice President for University Advancement, who sets the fundraising priorities with the President and oversees External Relations, Alumni and Professional Engagement, Career Development, Internships, and Marketing and Communications.

The Senior Director will work closely and travel with the University President on fundraising initiatives. The Senior Director also will maintain professional relationships with key leadership within the University and the BU Foundation.


Candidates must have a minimum of seven years of professional fundraising experience managing institutional development programs, including campaign management, major gifts, planned giving, and annual giving. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.


Bloomsburg is the third largest of the 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Located 75 miles north of Harrisburg and 137 miles west of Philadelphia, the University overlooks the town of Bloomsburg, located along the beautiful Susquehanna River.

Approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in courses across four colleges: Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology. The College of Business programs are accredited by AACSB International, along with a business education program accredited by CAEP, as well as a minor in Business and three graduate programs. The Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.


Confidential inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited.

Application packet must include: a) Letter of interest, b) Resume, c) At least five references with full contact information, including emails (References will not be contacted without consent from applicants.)

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Nominations should include contact information with emails for the individual nominated. Submit nominations to

Kenny Daugherty, President of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, is assisting The Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. with this search.


The Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


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posted September 28, 2017