Director - Development 



The Office for Advancement & Business Development invites highly qualified individuals to submit their Applications for:

Job Title: Director - Development
Reports to: Vice President - Advancement and Business Development (VPABD)


Responsible for planning and implementing an integrated approach to development that maximizes philanthropic support with all donor constituencies for Saint George University of Beirut (SGUB), Saint George Hospital University Medical Center (SGHUMC), and Saint Porphyrios Association (SPA).


1. Identifies fundraising priorities and devises plans and strategies to accomplish goals.
2. Develops and executes a comprehensive revenue generation plan that includes sponsored projects (i.e., bilateral and multilateral funding), contracts, grants, gifts, corporate partnerships, with a focus on diversifying revenue streams and expanding the donor base.
3. Identifies and cultivates new donors, sponsors, and funding sources, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies in coordination with the VPABD.
4. Manages a portfolio of major donors and partners, including developing and implementing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
5. Develops and executes fiscal year 2024 fundraising plan for SGUB, SGHUMC, & SPA, to include donor acquisition, prospect research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to increase revenues in support of mission and vision of the three institutions.
6. Assists in the capital campaign planning and execution.
7. Manages a minimum portfolio of at least 250 prospects.

8. Creates annual giving programs to support all of the SGUB, SGHUMC, & SPA’s revenue streams: Major Gifts (individual, corporate sponsorships, and Foundation giving); Mid-level: moving small gifts to larger gifts (i.e. monthly donor program); and Broad-based support: Direct mail, online giving, and fundraising campaigns through social media.
9. Builds strong relationships with volunteers and committees.
10. Conducts a minimum of 300 prospect visits per year and coordinates engagement opportunities for prospects and donors.



Bachelor’s degree – preferably in marketing, public affairs, fund development or related discipline from an accredited university. Masters is a plus.
Minimum 8 years of proven success in fundraising preferably in an education and health institution, or a not-for-profit and/or international organization.
Demonstrated success in securing significant funding (6-7 dollars figures) from individuals, corporations, multilateral organizations, government, and foundations with an international context.
Strong experience in major gift fundraising in addition to grateful patient fundraising and experience in complex, sophisticated fundraising environments.
Experience in working with high-level individual donors and corporate/foundation representatives; building donor/customer and prospect relationships and developing stewardship activities.
Experience in writing proposals, grants and/or sponsorship materials.
Experience in creating philanthropic case studies and donor proposals.
Proven track record of achieving fund development goals; in-depth knowledge of fundraising management systems, major gift cultivation and stewardship, and grant proposal processes.
Demonstrated experience in engaging and motivating groups of diverse individuals, including strong volunteer management skills.


Candidates with the required profile should submit their CVs , to by January 26, 2024.
Email subject should indicate position being applied for.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration.

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