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Director of Development (UA21005

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 29, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Director of Development (UA21005 & UA21006)

Division: University Advancement
Department: University Development
Unit: Annual Giving211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled.

POSITION: Probationary; Range D*

Salary Minimum: $51,311
Salary Maximum: $94,744
Salary Type: Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
The role of University Advancement is to engage the alumni and friends of the University in ways that are meaningful to them. The Director of Development is a member of the University Advancement team that focuses on major gift fundraising for assigned areas of the University at the direction of the Vice President of University Advancement based upon the University's identified objectives. The University Advancement unit has had successive record fundraising years through a strategy of “donor focused, data driven” efforts

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree plus three years of advanced professional experience in a content-specific field or bachelor’s degree plus four years of advanced professional experience in a content-specific field or an equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education and/or advanced professional experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and professional experience in one or more of the following areas: Non-profit administration, fundraising, alumni affairs, public relations, sales and promotions, marketing, or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate and/or participate in a variety of fundraising activities.
  • Ability to serve as credible expert for policies, procedures, and practice in non-profit fundraising on behalf of the University. Ability to interpret charitable gift and tax laws for prospects, remain abreast of legislation regarding these laws. They must have a working knowledge of rules and regulations of 501c(3) restrictions and laws.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in goal-setting and measurable achievement and follow-up.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a positive contributing member of multiple teams at once.
  • Demonstrated negotiating and closing skills.
  • Fundraising or sales experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation, writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning skills and the ability to implement strategic plans, including demonstrated ability to use research tools (such as donor profile information) to create plans.
  • Ability to travel throughout the community, state and country, with occasional (estimated 3 nights monthly) overnight travel.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

The University will sponsor many evening and weekend events (Scholarship Dinners, Executive Lectures, alumni events, etc.) Frequent attendance and participation is expected. Travel around the community, state, and country, with occasional overnight travel, are required.

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

    To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website:

    A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

William Broussard, Associate Vice President
University Advancement
Phone: 507-389-2775
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the ASF Summary (Administrative & Service Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M134M
Number of Vacancies: 2
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 05/10/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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