Director of Development, College of Science and Engineering (1395)

  • Idaho State University
  • Pocatello, ID
  • February 16, 2018
Job Description

The successful candidate will manage and develop a significant portfolio of major gift prospects.

Director of Development, College of Science and Engineering (1395)

Posting Number: req576

12 Month, Full-Time

Non-classified Staff

ISU Foundation

Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

Idaho State University invites applications for the position of Director of Development in the College of Science and Engineering. This individual will manage and develop a significant portfolio of major gift prospects. Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Development and in consultation with the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, the selected candidate will be directly responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects. The position will raise funds from the College’s natural constituencies including alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations. The successful candidate for this position should have a distinguished record of personal engagement and achievement in advanced annual giving, major/principal gifts and/or campaigns. Three to five years of progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience, preferably in higher education, is desired. Successful candidates will display an unusual ability to build effective relationships with a diverse group of key internal and external constituents and will demonstrate capability to enhance team performance. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential, including active listening skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift prospects in assigned college unit.

  • Develops and maintains a portfolio of 150 major gift prospects.

  • Assists with capital campaigns of the Idaho State University Foundation.

  • Develops and coordinates special campaigns at the college level.

  • Keeps accurate and complete records of moves management process and follows prescribed strategies for cultivating, soliciting and activing as a steward of major gifts.

  • Drives and manages major gift development activities of the Dean and other leaders in the College.

  • Works within a system of metrics including benchmarks of 220 personal visits, 25 major gift solicitations and a prescribed number of new prospects identified annually. The Director of Development for the College of Science and Engineering will work to achieve an annual fundraising goal.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three (3) years of fundraising or related experience. The position requires a travel time commitment of approximately 50%.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in a relevant field and successful experience in major gift development and donor relations. Experience working in higher education fundraising and overseeing endowments.

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Please submit the following documents with your application:

Please submit the following documents with your application:

Cover Letter, Resume, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 30, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities

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Idaho State University

Job Id #: 76610

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