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Associate Director of Advancement - (31876)

Company: Northern Illinois University
Location: dekalb
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Director of Advancement - (31876)Primary Function:This position works within the Gift Planning Team to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of individual major gift prospects in key academic and programmatic areas. The primary responsibility is to obtain private major and planned gifts at the highest level. This position serves as the development officer for the inclusion and diversity advancement program with the responsibility for securing private and corporate philanthropic support for equity and inclusion diversity. This individual also supports the priorities identified by the university. While the highest priority is to generate charitable gift revenue, this position will focus on securing major gifts of $25,000 or more.Duties and Responsibilities:This position reports to the Executive Director of Advancement. While the highest priority is to generate charitable gift revenue, this position will focus on securing major gifts of $25,000 or more. This position will develop major gift fundraising initiatives in key programmatic areas and serve as a key member of the regional development staff in efforts to increase philanthropic support for the university.Minimum Required Qualifications:1. Bachelor's degree.2. Three (3) years of experience with successful major gift solicitation. 3. Knowledge and experience in development and alumni relations fields.4. Experience of emerging philanthropic markets (i.e., ethnic, LGBTQ, military veterans, young alumni).5. Experience of diverse engagement strategies and philanthropic behaviors.6. Experience engaging with diverse populations to develop a diverse philanthropic plan.7. Demonstrated exceptional writing skills, strong oral communication with group presentation skills.8. Demonstrable commitment to the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct in accordance with the CASE Statement of Ethics, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, and The Donor Bill of Rights. (Membership not required.)9. Demonstrably strong work ethic and entrepreneurial mentality. A high-level of integrity, focus and commitment to achieve ambitious goals is essential. 10. Familiarity with the moves management approach to major gift fundraising11. Experience working within a matrixed organizational structure where performance responsibilities are evaluated in different divisions.12. A flexible attitude and clear ability to modify and adapt as situations arise.Education and Experience Preferred:1. Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a collegiate environment. 2. Advanced degree and/or professional designation (CFRE).3. Capital campaign experience in higher education is highly desirable. 4. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and familiarity with appropriate foundation fundraising tools. Knowledge of computerized systems of donor record keeping, data tracking of prospects, and donors.5. Commitment to the ideals and culture of higher education. 6. A proven ability to build strong relationships anchored in trust and integrity. 7. The ability to effectively work in a group/team environment to assist in intra-divisional initiatives.Working Hours: While established University office hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, major donor work is professionally conducted at times and places consistent with prospect and donor availability. Oftentimes this work includes nights and weekends, and trips outside the UniHiring Rate/Range: Posting Date: 11/12/2020 Closing Date: Priority Review Date: 12/31/2020Open Until Filled: Special Instructions to Applicants:Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at https://www.niu.edu/work-at-niu/advancement/. by December 31, 2020. Applications will continue to be received until the position has been filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 31, 2020. For questions, contact Melissa Nigro, mnigro@niu.eduTo apply, visit https://employment.niu.edu/postings/55685In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX CoordinatorHealth Services 230TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu815-753-5560jeid-388be572d34b7a42bd2b92c2e5f9de94

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