Responsible for planning and implementing an integrated approach to development that maximizes philanthropic support with all donor constituencies in a prime geographic region of the US, specifically northern California and the Pacific Northwest, the Senior Director of Development reports to the Executive Director of Development for the regional major gift program. This position has overall responsibility for the major gift fundraising efforts within the region and collaborating with the principal gifts team on donors giving at the highest levels of the university. The role will require extensive travel and will involve building a strategic plan for the region, integrating cultivation of prospects by the President, Provost, Deans and other high-level partners. The Senior Director of Development is also responsible for developing and executing the fundraising strategy for his/her own high-potential portfolio. Future potential for managing an Associate Director of Development within the team exists.