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Director of Development - College of Education

Company: Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Description:We are seeking a goal-oriented individual to lead our fundraising efforts for the College of Education . The ideal candidate is self-motivated, metrics driven, and possesses an innate ability to get things done. As a Director of Development, you will have the opportunity to travel and conduct face-to-face visits with K-State alumni and University supporters. This position helps connect these individuals back to the University in a philanthropic way that is meaningful to them, while making an everlasting impact at Kansas State University. This position is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects.As a Certified Great Place to Work, organizational culture and employee engagement is important to us. We strive to harness your talents and build upon your strengths. We offer resources for professional growth so team members can find their purpose, a path to grow, ways to add value and thrive. Work alongside passionate, caring and hardworking people who trust and challenge one another in our intentional pursuit to be the best.Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to:Make qualification calls/visits, and in some cases cultivate, solicit, provide recognition, and steward appropriately major gifts for their assigned unit, with an emphasis on gifts of $50,000+.Develop and implement strategy for each prospect.Utilize both current and planned gift opportunities to best meet donors' needs, philanthropic interests, and financial capabilities.Provide regular progress reports on prospect cultivation and solicitation. Complete and file reports of all contacts/proposals in a timely manner.Meet with development and foundation colleagues, university partners including alumni association and athletics as appropriate to discuss major donor prospects, strategy and solicitation.May manage staff, including recruitment, retention, performance management, coaching and development. Utilize organization resources to facilitate professional development for the team and grow the talent pipeline.. Requirements:Bachelor's degree and 5+ years professional transferrable experience in positions that were metrics focused required measurable output and relationship buildingProven ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with a diverse client baseExperience calling, conducting face-to-face appointments, managing relationships, creating and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client/donor relationship or sales-related activitiesDemonstrated communications and interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on engaged listening, and success working in a team settingProven ability and desire to coach others in fundraising, relationship management and demonstrated consistent peer-to-peer leadershipExperience managing teams in metrics driven environmentsA valid motor vehicle operator's license with an acceptable driving recordDesired Skills & Experience:3+ years of fundraising experience with an emphasis on building a portfolio of donors or clients and closing gifts or completing a sales cycleAbility to prioritize and organize complex projects and plans to deliver resultsAbility to meet deadlines and follow through on projectsSolid understanding of development techniques and systems based on past performancePassion and enthusiasm for the University, the mission of the Foundation and assigned unitDriven and hard workingCommitment to Inclusion and BelongingThe Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for all employees to succeed by creating an environment that is inclusive and draws upon the strength of the diverse backgrounds and personal experiences of our team.Managers cultivate a supportive, welcoming, inclusive, and equitable work environment by modeling inclusive behaviors, setting expectations of direct reports, and responding to non-inclusive behavior. In our pursuit to build and maintain a high-performing team, managers are responsible for fostering an environment where all employees feel a sense of belonging.Travel:Significant travel requiredLocation:Manhattan, KansasWhy work at Kansas State University Foundation?Competitive benefits package including health, dental, company paid life insurance, and a variety of voluntary benefits403(b) retirement plan with 10% company contributionCompany paid HSA contributionsPaid leave including vacation, sick, personal and volunteer6 weeks of paid parental leavePaid holidaysTuition and certification assistancePaid professional development opportunitiesAccess to extensive online library of technical and soft skill courses through LinkedIn Learning$300 annual wellness program reimbursementEAP (Employee Assistance Program)Adoption assistance program

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