Director, Major Gifts – RHCHP



University Advancement (Department)


Position Category







Monday – Friday

8:30am -5:00pm

Evenings, weekends and travel required as needed.


Will driving be required?



Requested start date for this position



Pay Rate

Salary commensurate with education and experience


Benefits Eligible



Campus Location

Northwest Denver


Full-time or Part-time



Posting Number



Position Summary Information


Job Summary


Located in Denver, America’s number one city to live in, Regis University is the premiere Jesuit Catholic institution in the 13-state Rocky Mountain Region. The University began implementing the “Regis Rising” strategic plan in 2014, a bold strategic plan for the future. The strategic plan serves as the basis for the $150 million “Rise and Ignite” Comprehensive Campaign, which has been approved by the Board of Trustees and is currently in the “Silent Phase” of operations.


The essential and sacred mission of University Advancement is to build meaningful relationships and inspire philanthropy on behalf of Regis University. As a member of the advancement team, the Director of Major Gifts for Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP) plays a key role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects as well as manages a portfolio of potential major gift prospects/donors. The Director assists the Major Gifts Team with strategies for assigned major gift prospects, including intent, amount, timing, and solicitation method. Management and implementation of a campaign unit initiative will be part of this leadership role. This individual will be a skilled fundraiser, strong communicator and a person who works collaboratively with and through others to achieve success.


“Rise and Ignite” addresses the fundraising needs of the University’s five colleges – Regis College, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, College of Business and Economics, College of Computer and Information Sciences and College of Contemporary Liberal Studies. This position will serve as the fundraising liaison to the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions and work with the Dean, faculty and staff of to cultivate and manage relationships, execute strategies for the successful engagement and ultimate solicitation of prospects. He/she is expected to work independently to be self-motivated in initiating contacts with prospects. The Director will also be expected to work in a collegial manner with university leaders and the Major Gifts team in creating and implementing strategies and goal setting designed to achieve annual fundraising and activity goals.


Major Duties and Responsibilities


The major duties and responsibilities of the Director of Major Gifts – Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions include, but are not limited to the following activities:


• Engages and solicits RHCHP prospects with the interest, affinity, and capability to give at the major gift level of $50,000 to $1 million+.

• Successfully advances a portfolio of RHCHP major gift prospects/donors.

• Identifies and facilitates new, potential RHCHP prospects for individual giving.

• Collaborates with the Office of Major Gifts to establish relationships with individuals and organizations interested in RHCHP fundraising initiatives.

• Maintains a calendar of local and national travel to build relationships and engage major gift prospects, resulting in significant support for University fundraising priorities related to RHCHP.

• Serves as University Advancement liaison to RHCHP deans and administrators in regard to campaign management and coordination, fundraising strategy design and implementation and donor solicitation.

• Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


• Bachelor’s degree required,.

• Successful experience fundraising for health care industry or professional schools, liberal arts programs.

• Three or more years of significant major gift fundraising (gifts of $50,000 or more).

• Three or more years of experience meeting defined goals.

• Demonstrated experience in comprehensive campaign fundraising.

• Demonstrated ability to work with prospective donors, university administrators, faculty and staff.

• Strong verbal written and interpersonal communications skills.

• Ability to implement prospect strategies as well as identify problems and develop recommended solutions.

• Willingness to travel both locally and nationally. Requires a valid driver’s license and insurability by the University’s auto insurance carrier.

• Knowledge of and commitment to the role of a Jesuit, private, comprehensive university in the system of higher education.

• Demonstrated experience in engaging volunteers and managing volunteer boards.

• Demonstrated traits such as, adaptability, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.


Preferred Qualifications


Master’s degree.


About Regis


Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The motto “Men and Women in Service of Others” on the University seal describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is comprised of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, College of Computer & Information Sciences & College of Business & Economics.


Regis University’s main campus is based in Denver, Colorado, but has campuses throughout Colorado’s Front Range and through its distance learning initiatives. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and for the 19th consecutive year has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top school in the western region.


Posting Detail Information


UA EEO Statement


This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination – that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.


“In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the University’s mission and educational goals.”


Non-discrimination Notice


Regis University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other legally protected status in any of its policies, programs or activities and provides equal access to education.

Review the complete Regis University Nondiscrimination Notice at: Non-discrimination Notice


Open Until Filled




Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditEmail this to someonePrint this page