Director of Development

Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute

Lincoln, NE, US

Director of Development

Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute

University of Nebraska Foundation

At the University of Nebraska Foundation, we believe higher education transforms lives and communities.  The foundation seeks an experienced fundraiser with international knowledge to advance the University of Nebraska through planning & implementing fundraising strategies leading to major gifts for the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute.

Primary duties include strategic fundraising planning in coordination with institute leadership, identification, cultivation & solicitation of donor prospects, maintenance of records & appropriate stewardship with donors.  This position will contribute to global network discussions, establish funding partnerships, lead sponsorship development for institute events and initiatives, and serve as a member of the institute leadership team.  Includes direct interaction with donors, University faculty/staff, volunteers & Foundation staff.

Requires Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study such as global studies, water, food, and agriculture; Master’s degree preferred.   Also requires 5-7 years successful experience in development; international or issue based fundraising preferred, and excellent communication & organization skills, & ability to travel nationally.

**The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, established in 2010 through a generous grant from the Robert B. Daugherty Foundation, was created to combine the best of the University’s expertise in water and food to address the challenges of improving the use and management of water in agriculture. – See more at: