The Ball State University Foundation is expanding.
Would you like to work with an energetic group of staff at a
unified foundation, one with no barriers between advancement,
alumni relations, and stewardship? Now is your chance to be
part of a dynamic team dedicated to reinventing higher education
through philanthropy and cutting-edge partnerships. You’d be
joining our team as we embark on our most ambitious fundraising
goal ever — to take student support to the next level, both
financially and academically.
We currently have two openings for the position of Assistant
Director of Leadership Annual Giving. If you’re looking for a
high-achieving work environment with a culture of camaraderie and a
mission to change lives, check out the job details
At Ball State University, we are committed to excellence through a
talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom
of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of
our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and
creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling
careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and
service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social
vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited
that you want to join us in these endeavors!
The university offers excellent benefits, including health care
and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and
dependents, and generous time off with pay.
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 our
Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to
identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
The Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving is an active
member of the annual giving team, growing revenue and donor numbers
through solicitations, donor engagement, and targeted campaigns –
with a special focus of increasing annual donors giving at the
$1,000- $25,000 level.
Working with the Senior Director of Annual Giving, this position
implements a multi-channel outreach plan across phone, email, text,
video, social media, and direct mail to conduct daily contacts to
build rapport, steward, and solicit donors in a personalized, donor
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: Master’s
degree. Two or more 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: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28744.
Include the following documents with your application: resume and
cover letter addressed Beth Alexander. 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
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be
accepted through January 6, 2022.
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.