About Zaytuna College
Zaytuna College is America's first accredited Muslim liberal arts college that offers a bachelor of arts degree in Islamic law and theology and a master’s degree in Islamic texts. The College aims to restore the centrality of the pursuit of knowledge among Muslims that has always been the hallmark of Islamic tradition. The primary mission of the College is "to educate and prepare morally committed professionals, intellectuals, and spiritual leaders, who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversant with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society." A central goal of the College is to reintegrate the once vital and influential voice of Muslim thought and erudition into the ongoing Western conversation of great ideas, within the context of our new globalized society informed largely by shifting Western values.
Charged with dramatically increasing both the quality and size of the Zaytuna College prospect pool, the Office of Development plays a key role in the overall growth of private philanthropy for this unique institution. The College is currently seeking two regional directors: one in the Midwest region and one in the Northeast region.
The regional directors will be based in their respective regions and deployed within said regions to engage existing donors and new prospects to eventually solicit funds to the College’s benefit. The positions will require extensive travel to originate prospect/donor activity and to coordinate all Advancement work in the assigned regions. Both regional directors will need to work collegially with other Development Gift officers. They will carry a portfolio of approximately 150 qualified prospects and make a minimum of 120 face-to-face visits per year.
The regional directors are expected to be full and active members of the Regional team and of the broader College Development team, participating in strategy and planning, and contributing their ideas and counsel, particularly as related to their assigned regions.
The position reports to the senior director of Development, will share a designated staff person supporting him or her, and may supervise an associate director (if one is available in their region).
Roles and Responsibilities
With broad latitude for independent judgment, and in coordination with the senior director of Development, the regional director will have the following primary day-to-day responsibilities. These are not exclusive or all-inclusive.