Would you like to work with dynamic, award winning, results-focused colleagues in a collaborative, team driven model? Do you prefer a silo free environment-one with no barriers between development, alumni engagement, and stewardship? The Ball State University Foundation is seeking a strategic and experienced leader to play a key role in what will be the most aggressive fundraising campaign in BSU history, currently in the early planning stages.
We’re committed to an empowering, entrepreneurial management philosophy, and our integrated team is raising funds, engaging alumni, and serving donors in better ways to support Ball State students. Would you like to join us?
Position Function The director will work closely with frontline fundraising staff, Foundation leadership and the University President to develop strategies encouraging proactive research and prospect management efforts to ensure Ball State University is building a broad-based principal and major gift pipeline that ensures fundraising success. The director provides leadership and sets the strategic direction for prospect identification and qualification, proactive research, and prospect strategy. The position is a critical player in building and growing a sustainable donor pipeline.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. At least three years of professional work experience in higher education, non-profit or equivalent setting; three or more years of fundraising, development, analytics or research experience. Proficiency in the Microsoft suite; Experience with databases and/or CRM’s; Management experience.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree. More than five years of prospect management and/or research experience; thorough understanding of and experience in major gift prospect identification and moves management within a university or related setting; Ability to interpret, analyze and summarize complex biographical, business and financial data; Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of philanthropy and in particular the ethics and best practices set by APRA (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement); working experience with Blackbaud and Fundraiser Performance Management; Familiarity with the demands of Prospect Management/Research during a capital campaign.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/22365. Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Jane Gadbury and resume. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through October 31, 2020.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.