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Asst Director of Development

Employer
Eastern Kentucky University
Location
Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Dec 5, 2023

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Asst Director of Development

Eastern Kentucky University


Title: Asst Director of Development

Position Type: Fulltime Staff

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 81R000 - University Development

Division: 7R0000 - Development

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade:

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Shelley Ward

About the College/Department:

Job Summary/Basic Functions

The Assistant Director of Development, under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Development, will be an integral part of the Development and Alumni Relations team for Eastern Kentucky University. This position will travel extensively, both within Kentucky and beyond, to advance a culture of philanthropy at EKU. The Assistant Director of Development will serve an important role in the university's campaign by helping to build the university's portfolio of major and planned gift prospects, helping to establish a major gift pipeline. Immediate emphasis will be placed on developing effective skills to identify, qualify, and cultivate donor prospects. Beyond a successful first year, greater emphasis will be placed on solicitating major and planned gifts. This position is a learning role. As such, the incumbent will work under the close oversight and direction of the Assistant Vice President for Development to grow the incumbent's knowledge and experience.

The Associate Director of Development will serve an important role in the university's campaign by helping to build the university's portfolio of major and planned gift prospects, helping to establish a major gift pipeline. This position requires an ability to identify, qualify, and cultivate donor prospects toward solicitation of major and planned gifts. Shortly after onboarding, this position will gain assignment to one or more college, school, unit, and/or program of the university. Emphasis will be placed on solicitating major and planned gifts with expectation to serve as a development representative within assigned colleges, schools, units, and/or programs.

The Director of Development will serve an important role in the university's campaign by helping to build the university's portfolio of major and planned gift prospects, helping to establish a major gift pipeline. This position requires experience in the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of major and planned gifts. Shortly after onboarding, this position will gain assignment to one or more college, school, unit, and/or program of the university. Emphasis will be placed on solicitating major and planned gifts with expectation to provide fundraising counsel, leadership, and donor stewardship on behalf of assigned colleges, schools, units, and/or programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Assistant Director Experience: Bachelor's degree required.

Associate Director: Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree preferred.

Director: Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree and CFRE preferred.

Experience: Assistant Director: Cover letter that conveys educational certificates, electives, or minors pursuant toward a career in fundraising and/or how internships, volunteer service, or non-related work history demonstrate an interest for a long-term professional career in advancing philanthropy.

Associate Director: More than one year of related work experience preferably in higher education major gift fund development. Master's degree and progress toward obtaining CFRE preferred.

Director: More than three years of related work experience preferably in higher education major gift fund development. Master's degree and CFRE are also preferred for this level.

Licensure & Certifications: - A valid driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Duties:
  • 85% - Provide effective fundraising strategy and oversight of assigned development prospects. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Collaborate between the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and any assigned colleges, schools, units and/or programs. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Supports the office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned. - (Essential)

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.


To apply, please visit: https://careers.eku.edu/jobs/9ac729a4-ed94-491a-8f03-7b039fc09223



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