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Development Professional - College of Agriculture

Company: Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Job Description:

Level ExperiencedJob 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-StateSupporting economic development in our local economy through our--K-State Research Park and K-State Office ParkPromoting a culture of philanthropy on campus through K-State Proud and--K-State Student Foundation Additional DetailsSummaryAt Kansas State University Foundation, our objective is to be, pound for pound, the best development shop in the country. We are conducting a national search for--top talent to join our growing team.The KSU Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented individual looking to join our College of Agriculture development team. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, metrics driven, and possesses an innate ability to get things done. As a Development Professional, 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 talented people who trust and challenge one another in our intentional pursuit to be the best.In our pursuit of being the best development shop and acquiring--top talent, position title and salary will be commensurate with experience.Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Make qualification calls/visits, cultivate, solicit and provide recognition and steward appropriately major gifts for the College and University, with an emphasis on gifts of $50,000+.Develop and implement strategy for each prospect, including ways to increase involvement of donors and prospects in the activities of the University. Utilize both current and planned gift opportunities 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 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: Results-oriented, quality-driven and team oriented.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.A valid motor vehicle operator's license with an acceptable driving record required. Travel: Significant travel required. Road warriors welcome! 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.Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on projects.Solid understanding of development techniques and systems based on past performance.Passion and enthusiasm for the university, the mission of the foundation and the college unit.Driven and hard working.Ability to translate relationship building beyond individuals to building relationships with corporations and private foundations

Keywords: Kansas State University Foundation, Manhattan , Development Professional - College of Agriculture, Other , Manhattan, Kansas

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