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Advancement Services Director

Kettering University
Flint, Michigan
Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

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About Kettering: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering
matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.

Flint Michigan: A storied past and an innovative approach to the future drives Flint forward. No other city of Flint’s size can boast similar cultural and social resources; the Flint Institute of Art, Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Institute of Music, the Sloan Museum, the Flint Farmers’ Market, and several colleges and universities contribute to a rich social fabric. A vibrant array of dining, entertainment, and lodging options now enliven the walkable Flint city center. Kettering University is an important partner in the renaissance of Flint.

Our Mission and Vision: Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics and business. Kettering University will be the first choice for students and all our partners seeking to make a better world through technological innovation, leadership and service.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 3-5 years of appropriate experience;
• Two to five years of supervisory experience;
• Extensive experience and success in utilizing major alumni/development software and databases;
• Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills;
• Knowledge of office methods, procedures, practices, and bookkeeping for accounting;
• Ability to develop and implement strategic operations plans for information in anticipation of future needs;
• Ability to interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures with respect to their relationship to the University;
• Thorough understanding of the gift processing, donor relations, technology, document imaging, training, and data services;
• Organization, prioritization, judgment, and problem-solving skills are essential; and
• Exceptional computer skills and ability to run reports, maintain database integrity, and interface with the University IT department.

Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values:
a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity, partnerships with students.
b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency, and ethics.
c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of Banner Advancement, CASE gift guidelines, procedures, and IRS regulations on charitable gifts are very helpful.


Oversee and direct information services and gift processing for University Advancement, including supervising Advancement Services support staff, the oversight and development of the alumni and development portions of the University’s Banner system and partner platform, Fundraising Performance Manager and other vendor programs. Accountable for the data integrity and accuracy concerning Advancement work.

Prepare management and campaign reports, data lists, system documentation, records maintenance, use and support of computer-based information systems, reconciliation, transfer of funds to appropriate accounts, budget management, overseeing and coordinating the work of the gift accountant.

Generate monthly fundraising reports and other campaign reports in comparison to the previous year as well as complete VSE, US News and World Report surveys, and other national reports and surveys for Advancement.

Supervises the Gifts Administrator in the processing and acknowledging of gifts, pledges, pledge payments, matching gifts, memorial gifts, in honor of gifts, and planned gifts.

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