Executive Director of Development (3778)

Idaho, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Executive Director of Development (3778)

Posting Number: req1129
Working 12 months per year

Non-classified Staff
University Advancement 
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose
The Executive Director of Development will be responsible for the creation, implementation and supervision of the major, planned, corporate and foundation fundraising programs in preparation for a comprehensive capital campaign. Reporting to the Vice President of University Advancement, the Executive Director of Development will supervise all major, planned and corporate gift officers. The position will develop creative and effective strategies for major gift funding and refine metrics for measuring success for frontline fundraisers. Working closely with the Vice President of University Advancement, the Executive Director will set specific goals and objectives for Idaho State’s philanthropic success and collaborate with the University President, Vice Presidents, Deans and other campus partners to enhance ISU’s fundraising priorities. 

Direct reports will include eight (8) major gift officers, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Director of Planned Giving.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for all aspects of major gift fundraising and focus to the Office of Development.
  • Direct and oversee all activities in the Office of Development to develop and achieve annual goals; including budgeting, planning and professional development.
  • Enhance resources and opportunities available to faculty, staff and students by developing and implementing fundraising programs aligned with University priorities.
  • Remain current and proficient on technical and tax code matters affecting donors and charitable giving.
    Maintain a small portfolio of donors and prospects.
    Train, supervise and support frontline fundraisers on prospect management policies, procedures, metrics and strategies.
  • Ensure the effective and productive management of major gift prospects.
  • Perform other duties as needed.
  • Coordinate special projects/tasks and provide assistance as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least five (5) years of successful major gift fundraising and development experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A proven record of success and experience in leading a major gifts team.
  • Advanced degree.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1129&site=1

Please submit the following documents with your application:
CV/Resume, cover letter and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

The position will remain open until filled. However, priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 28, 2020. 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.