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Assistant/Associate Director, Development

Company: Illinois State University
Location: Normal
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Job Description:

Request/Posting Number 0712360 Classification Title Assistant/Associate Director, Development Working Title Assistant/Associate Director of Development, College of Business Job Class 199900 Type of Position Administrative Professional Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100 Representation: Non-Union Department Development - Fundraising - 03060000 Job Category Staff General Summary The Assistant/Associate Director of Development for the College of Business, in collaboration with the Sr. Director of Development for the College of Business, is responsible for major gift ($25,000 and above) fundraising activities including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewarding of major gift prospects for the College. The Assistant/Associate Director of Development serves as a member of Illinois State University's Development staff and plays a vital role in the overall execution of a comprehensive major and planned gifts initiative and in advancing the College's strategic fundraising goals. This position will interact with a great deal of people who are very important to the University. The effectiveness of this work contributes to an enhanced institutional image, improved internal and external relationships, development of a philanthropic culture on campus, and the ability to generate private funds for the University. Additional Information: Required Qualifications 1. Bachelor's degree 2. One (1) year of experience in development / fundraising experience or equivalent work experience in areas that demonstrate the capacity for success in major gift fundraising 3. Ability to work under broad policy guidance and exercise sound judgment when making critical decisions under varying degrees of pressure 4. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy. 5. Ability to facilitate personal interactions in formal and informal social settings 6. Excellent public relations skills 7. High level of motivational skills and assertiveness 8. Excellent organizational skills 9. Knowledge of higher education environment 10. Ability to work within a team-oriented environment 11. Excellent written and oral communication skills 12. Ability to work with diverse constituencies from all disciplines including donors, faculty, staff, students, and select corporations and foundations 13. Willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends and to travel both in-state and out-of-state 14. This position is Security Sensitive and subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources. Desired Qualifications: Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees Bachelor's degree Hiring Rate/Range Commensurate with experience Stipend: Work Hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, M-F, and attendance at some evening and weekend events, required to travel Proposed Starting Date: Mid-September 2019 Posting date 08-09-2019 Closing date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted. Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity, and Access at 309-438-3383. If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311. Contact Information Clay Gruenwald cmgruen1ilstu.edu Departmental Homepage Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Resume/C.V. Cover Letter Reference List Optional Applicant Documents Civil Service Test Not Applicable Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation: Ability to perform sedentary work involving sitting the majority of the time. Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse). Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations. Quicklink

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