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Development Officer- Universitywide

Company: Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: January 11, 2020

Job Description:

Job Location Kansas State University Foundation - Manhattan, KSPosition Type Full TimeTravel Percentage Road WarriorJoin our team!Kansas State University Foundation is K-State's strategic partner for philanthropy. We inspire and guide philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State. Foundation staff members work in close partnership with university administrators, deans and faculty to secure charitable contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to support identified priorities for the university and K-State 2025. Gifts received through the foundation fund undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, establish faculty chairs and professorships, provide college and departmental support, and enhance the campus infrastructure. After the money is raised, it must be prudently managed. This function is managed by foundation staff members who work under the guidance of an advisory committee of trustees.KSU Foundation supports the K-State 2025 vision by:

  • Leading the $1.4 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign for K-State
  • Supporting economic development in our local economy through our K-State Research Park and K-State Office Park
  • Promoting a culture of philanthropy on campus through K-State Proud and K-State Student Foundation Want to learn more? Read about philanthropic achievements at K-StateAdditional DetailsSummaryThe KSU Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented individual looking to join our Universitywide Development team. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, metrics driven, and possesses an innate ability to get things done. As a Universitywide Development Officer, you will have the opportunity to travel and conduct face-to-face visits with K-State alumni and University supporters. Our Universitywide Development Officers help 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.Through an autonomous work environment, it is our goal to provide you with your pinnacle career experience and our culture of excellence is sure to do exactly that. Come advance your career with a Certified Great Place to Work and join one of the best development shops in higher education!Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Make qualification calls/visits, and in some cases cultivate, solicit and provide recognition and steward appropriately major gifts for the college and university, with an emphasis on gifts of $50,000+. Development Officer - Universitywide.
  • Develop and implement strategies to make contacts and to set visits. Utilize both current and planned gift opportunities, when soliciting, to best meet donors' needs, philanthropic interests and financial capabilities.
  • Meet with development and foundation colleagues, university partners including alumni association and athletics as appropriate to refer found major gift prospects and to discuss major donor prospects, strategy and solicitation.
  • Utilizing a variety of foundation resources, provide regular progress reports on prospect cultivation and solicitation. Complete and file reports of all contacts/proposals in a timely manner. Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years professional work experience.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with a diverse client base.
    • Experience calling, conducting face-to-face appointments, managing relationships, creating and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client/donor relationship or sales-related activities.
    • Demonstrated communications and interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on engaged listening, and success working in a team setting.
    • Results-oriented, quality-driven and team oriented.
    • A valid motor vehicle operator's license and acceptable driving record required. Desired Skills & Experience:
      • Previous fundraising experience with an emphasis on building a portfolio of donors or clients and closing gifts or completing a sales cycle.
      • Ability to prioritize and organize complex projects and plans to deliver results.
      • Solid understanding of development techniques and systems based on past performance.
      • Passion and enthusiasm for the university and the mission of the foundation.
      • Driven and hard working.
      • Ability to translate relationship building beyond individuals to building relationships with corporations and private foundations. Travel:
        • Significant travel required.

Keywords: Kansas State University Foundation, Manhattan , Development Officer- Universitywide, Other , Manhattan, Kansas

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