Director of Major Gifts in the College of Arts & Sciences

Website Case Western Reserve University

CWRU Director of Major Gifts in the College of Arts & Sciences (job#10429)

Case Western Reserve University is the largest private research university in Ohio, with broadly based strengths in engineering; medicine, nursing, and dentistry; humanities and social sciences; mathematics and natural sciences; law; management; and social work. CWRU is committed to achieving excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. The University’s 128-acre campus is the heart of Cleveland’s University Circle — the region’s cultural hub, home of more than 40 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social
service institutions.

The Director of Major Gifts will have primary responsibility for the solicitation of individual gifts in the range of $100,000 to $5,000,000 for the College of Arts and Sciences from its natural constituency and beyond, representing the college and university priorities, and general areas of interest. The director will be charged to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 150 to 200 prospects for Case Western Reserve University, partnering with central and school development officers as appropriate. This position will require that approximately 80 percent of the director’s time be on direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with the expectation that they will be traveling off campus for up to 40 percent of their time. Functioning as part of a university development team, the director will be expected to work collegially, and in partnership, with all central and school-based colleagues.


The ideal candidate with have a bachelor’s degree and seven years of progressive professional experience, preferably in higher education and/or fundraising and a corresponding track record in closing major gifts. The position requires a high degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organization, and interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues. Computer and database proficiency (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs. General office environment working occasional nights and weekend hours. Regular travel, including travel outside of the Greater Cleveland required.



In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



Case Western Reserve University has implemented a COVID Vaccination policy requiring evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty and staff with an on-campus presence. Religious and medical exemptions may be provided in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. For more information go to: Applicants may contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 /[email protected] for information regarding religious or medical exemptions as an accommodation.


This excellent opportunity at CWRU offers a competitive salary and benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents. We invite interested, qualified applicants to browse the job description and apply online at, through Career Opportunities for job ID 10429.

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