Director of Development (UA21005 & UA21006)
Annual Giving211, MSUAASF
Review of applications will begin on
May 31, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled.
Probationary; Range D*
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”
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and
- 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
- 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.
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: www.mnsu.edu
- The salary range denoted above is the contractual range;
however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and
To apply for this position, please continue the process via this
A complete online application will include the following
attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the
- 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
William Broussard, Associate Vice President
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: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html
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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
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities System.