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Non-Classified Opening

Director of Development, College of Science and Engineering (1395)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: November 30, 2017 - December 30, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS074332
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req576
12 Month Full-Time
Non-classified Staff
ISU Foundation
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

Idaho State University invites applications for the position of Director of Development in the College of Science and Engineering.  This individual will manage and develop a significant portfolio of major gift prospects.  Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Development and in consultation with the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, the selected candidate will be directly responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects.  The position will raise funds from the College’s natural constituencies including alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations.  The successful candidate for this position should have a distinguished record of personal engagement and achievement in advanced annual giving, major/principal gifts and/or campaigns.  Three to five years of progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience, preferably in higher education, is desired.  Successful candidates will display an unusual ability to build effective relationships with a diverse group of key internal and external constituents and will demonstrate capability to enhance team performance.   Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential, including active listening skills.

Key Responsibilities

1.    Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift prospects in assigned college unit.
2.    Develops and maintains a portfolio of 150 major gift prospects.
3.    Assists with capital campaigns of the Idaho State University Foundation.
4.    Develops and coordinates special campaigns at the college level.
5.    Keeps accurate and complete records of moves management process and follows prescribed strategies for cultivating, soliciting and activing as a steward of major gifts.

6.    Drives and manages major gift development activities of the Dean and other leaders in the College.  

7.    Works within a system of metrics including benchmarks of 220 personal visits, 25 major gift solicitations and a prescribed number of new prospects identified annually.  The Director of Development for the College of Science and Engineering will work to achieve an annual fundraising goal.  

8.    Performs other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three (3) years of fundraising or related experience. The position requires a travel time commitment of approximately 50%.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree in a relevant field and successful experience in major gift development and donor relations.  Experience working in higher education fundraising and overseeing endowments.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=576

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Cover Letter, Resume, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 30, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report


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