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Associate Director of Annual Giving

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 6, 2023

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Position Title

Associate Director of Annual Giving

About this Opportunity

Would you like to work with an energetic group of staff at a unified foundation, one with no barriers between advancement, alumni relations, and stewardship? Now is your chance to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to reinventing higher education through philanthropy and cutting-edge partnerships. You’d be joining our team as we embark on our most ambitious fundraising goal ever — to take student support to the next level, both financially and academically.

We currently have an opening for the position of Associate Director of Annual Giving. If you’re looking for a high-achieving work environment with a culture of camaraderie and a mission to change lives, check out the job details below.

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.
  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

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Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

The associate director performs a variety of complex assignments in support of annual giving fundraising under $25,000 at the Ball State University Foundation. This position is responsible for multiple omni-channel fundraising and engagement tactics including multifaceted fundraising email strategies, print solicitations, texting and crowdfunding.
The associate director leads the monthly recurring donor program with a goal of increasing the number of participants year over year. This person is a key partner in athletic annual giving efforts as well.
This position plays a key role in data analysis, reporting results of the digital philanthropy, and implementing changes based on these findings and data trends.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

Minimum two years of experience in donor relations, annual giving, marketing, sales, project management or a related field.

Minimum Other

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Experience

Experience in a university environment; Knowledge of Blackbaud (Raisers Edge) and/or Fundraising Performance Management (formerly Reeher). Strong attention to detail and ability to project manage many tasks at once. Strong technical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office suites; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Possess high ethical standards in working with confidential information. Preference will be given to candidates with campaign and/or annual giving experience.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Graduate Assistant

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Department Information

The salary for this opportunity begins at $55,000.00.

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Effectively drive the planning and execution of print, email, texting, and crowdfunding projects for fundraising projects under $25,000. Responsible for partnering with vendors, project scope, scheduling and reporting outcomes. Foster cross-departmental collaboration of strategic efforts. Assist with print appeal campaigns such as college/departmental, Bracken Library and Cardinal Varsity Club.



Job Duty

Lead crowdfunding efforts across the University and increase annual revenue from this channel. Hold educational sessions across campus, strategize about new funding opportunities, create a marketing plan to raise awareness, review applications, provide documentation outlining how to maximize digital fundraising efforts, serve as point of contact with vendors and work closely with Advancement Services and Finance colleagues.



Job Duty

Build a plan around young alumni giving to Ball State; research trends and methods related to giving among graduates of the last decade, and speak at Young Alumni Council meetings as needed; monitor recent grad giving via the CRM ; determine the best strategies to solicit this constituency with a goal of increasing dollars raised annually.



Job Duty

Formulate a plan for online giving that complements the overall annual giving strategy. This includes ensuring appropriate funds are listed online, working with advancement services to update page design and functionality, increasing the number of gifts made online, updating the payroll deduction form, addressing abandoned “carts”, and applying modern fulfilment tactics to meet donor expectations.



Job Duty

Oversee the Foundation’s monthly recurring donor program, including planning, execution, strategy and marketing of the program with a goal of annually increasing monthly donors to Ball State. Partner with Donor Relations on how recurring donors are stewarded.



Job Duty

Serve on the core team and actively participate in the strategy, planning and execution of One Ball State Day.



Job Duty

Use data from fundraising emails, videos and the B1ackbaud system {Net Community, Raisers Edge, FPM, etc.) to drive strategies, test solicitations and engage constituents in effective ways.



Job Duty

Partner with Foundation colleagues to conduct post event solicitations; Write, design, execute, track and report outcomes.



Job Duty

Actively meet with peers at other institutions to continuously learn new methods, best practices and become aware of trends in philanthropy. Use the professional services provided



Job Duty

Other professional duties within the Ball State University Foundation as assigned.

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1


Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.


We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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