Salary and Terms: Probationary, full-time position. Salary placement is based on evaluation of experience. MSUAASF Range D.
Appointment Date: August 15, 2018 or date to be negotiated.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin July 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Position Description: The Director of Development leads a segment of the major gifts program for the University and the SMSU Foundation while developing relationships with potential donors through effective communication strategies, meaningful engagement, and cultivation and solicitation activities.
Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred
Three (3) years of professional experience in fundraising, financial planning, or higher education leadership
An overall knowledge of the advancement and development fields
Demonstrated knowledge of and success in fund raising methods and strategies
Short- and long-range planning knowledge, with special emphasis on advancement and foundation experience
Understanding of professional fund raising operations and ethics
The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
Competency in problem solving
Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
Working knowledge in these area, Windows, Microsoft Office, donor databases, content management and tracking systems such as Blackbaud: Raiser's Edge
Ability to adjust to new situations and change
Please Note: Requires a valid driver's license. Extensive travel, weekend and evening work required.
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system. SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships. Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions. The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich "Southwest Experience," which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs. We invite you to visit SMSU and to experience for yourself all that it has to offer.