Director of Development

Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Director of Development

Additional Information

Do you have experience in annual or major gift fundraising and are ready to take the next step in your career? Come fly with us! Ball State University Foundation is seeking motivated frontline fundraisers to join our successful and growing team. Would you like to work with dynamic, 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?

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. We’re committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and excellence. Would you like to join us?

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Identify, engage, and successfully solicit individuals and corporations for the purposes of securing major, annual, and planned gifts for Ball State University; plan and implement ongoing major gift activities on behalf of a college or other university constituent group in order to increase the number and size of private gifts.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

At least three years of professional work experience.

Minimum Other

Willingness and ability to travel; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Experience

Three years of experience in fundraising.

Preferred Other

Strong organizational management and interpersonal skills together with self-motivation, personal accountability, and ability to motivate others, including staff, faculty and volunteers; ability to work as a team member within a complex institution; knowledge of or experience in an educational setting; ability to work as part of an organization without direct daily supervision; outstanding oral, written, and listening communications skills are necessary in order to articulate departmental and institutional viewpoints, goals, priorities, and needs.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a Drivers License check, Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

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.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

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 120 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 aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


BSUF Major Gift Officers:115008

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Provide development leadership by identifying, engaging and successfully soliciting individuals for major gifts (major gift=$20,000 or greater) towards annually determined fundraising and solicitation goal.



Job Duty

Develop solicitation strategies for major gift donors by conducting research, identifying and prioritizing top prospective donors, creating plans for engaging donors with the university, and establishing philanthropic relationships which lead to securing a major gift.



Job Duty

Responsible for conducting a minimum of 150 visits annually with donors and prospects.



Job Duty

Provide overall administrative and managerial leadership for a major gift program on behalf of the assigned college/area; leadership includes exercising independent judgment and initiative in creating comprehensive major gift strategies which are aligned with the fundraising priorities of the university.



Job Duty

Coordinate relationships and development activities with other administrative areas, campus units, peer development officers, and departmental leaders.



Job Duty

Manage and monitor donor relationships and prospects effectively; ensure appropriate call reports and documentation are properly recorded.



Job Duty

Contact donors as needed for purposes of gift acknowledgment, stewardship, pledge fulfillment, and gift renewal.



Job Duty

Promote information about giving societies and donor recognition to prospects and donors.



Job Duty

Plan and manage special donor events and other functions, when necessary.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Open Until Filled


Information regarding transcripts

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.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1