Assistant Director of Leadership Annual
Ball State University
Ball State University welcomes applications for an Assistant
Director of Leadership Annual Giving.
Would you like to join a dynamic, award-winning team of
advancement professionals working to advance the mission of Ball
State University? The Ball State University Foundation is hiring a
leadership annual giving officer who excels at developing and
cultivating relationships and has a working knowledge of higher
education fundraising, philanthropy and/or experience in sales.
The Foundation is committed to an empowering, entrepreneurial
management philosophy, and our integrated team is breaking records,
raising funds, engaging alumni, and serving donors to help Ball
State students fly.
The Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving is a
high-energy, self-fundraiser responsible for soliciting leadership
annual gifts. The primary objective is to increase the number of
donors who give annually at the $1,000+ level, ultimately
increasing the amount of private support raised each year. The
position is unit based and will work directly with campus partners
to build and execute fundraising strategy for those donors who have
the capacity and inclination to give $1,000+, bridging the gap
between engagement and philanthropy.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of
expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our
efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with
Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to
identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from
an accredited institution. At least one year of higher education,
sales and/or non-profit fundraising work experience. This is to
include successfully serving in roles such as a student caller,
alumni ambassador and related giving/engagement roles during
college. History of proven fundraising success while as a
college/university student or professionally after graduating;
experience with using data to drive strategy; ability to work as
part of an organization without direct daily supervision;
outstanding oral, written and listening communication skills in
order to articulate departmental and institutional viewpoints,
goals, priorities, and needs; strong organizational and
interpersonal skills; willingness and ability to travel; possess
and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the
university’s auto fleet policy; proficient in Microsoft Office,
Word, and Excel.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be
employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree.
Minimum two years of successful fundraising experience in a higher
education setting (phonathon, leadership giving, etc.) and/or
within non-profit fundraising. Self-motivation and ability to
motivate others, including alumni, staff, faculty and volunteers;
ability to work as a team member within a complex institution;
knowledge of or experience in an educational setting; flexibility
and willingness to change fundraising tactics and strategy mid-year
to achieve stated program goals; supervisory experience.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26086.
Include the following documents with your application: resume and
cover letter. The option to upload transcripts is available.
Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree
earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU).
Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be
accepted through September 14, 2021.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an
attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately
22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight
academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer
more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist
degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation.
Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and
community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities,
transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders –
committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a
commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and
integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the
intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State
students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that
believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are
partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They
are supported by living and learning facilities that enable
intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the
world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and
extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off
package and paid parental leave. For further information
regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity
within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with
disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any
other legally protected status.