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Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
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Posted Date
Jul 9, 2024

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Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship

Ball State University         


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 an opening for the position of Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship. 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 below.

Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State University’s ambitious goals for our second century:

  • We pledge to provide a premier educational experience for every student.
  • We pledge to partner with the community to improve the lives of our neighbors.
  • We are dedicated to having a lifelong presence in the lives of our alumni.

And when we complement these promises with our commitment to our enduring values, we define that which makes our University and its culture distinctive.

Our faculty are collegial, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive, both within and beyond one’s home unit. These attributes include commitments to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and enterprising learning practices.

Our faculty are expected to be innovative, adaptive, engaging teachers across modalities; producers of impactful creative and/or scholarly work; leaders in meaningful service activities to multiple communities. We seek faculty members who are strategic thinkers, engaging our dynamic communities. We are committed to student and faculty success, impact, and access, within an environment that prioritizes inclusive excellence. We inspire each other to be critical thinkers and responsible citizens, so that we can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

Ball State University lives the values of Beneficence. We invite you to be part of our community.

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 Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship contributes to the Donor Relations and Stewardship team’s overall goal of building a culture of gratitude and impact for and with donors, campus partners, and students. This individual will play a key role in managing stewardship reporting at the Foundation, including donor fund reporting, beneficiary reporting, and impact reporting. The Assistant director is someone who excels at project management, attention to detail, creative inquiry, and collaborative partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Two years of experience in donor relations, annual giving, marketing, sales, project management or related field, or a combination of education and related experience.

  • The candidate does not need to be an expert in all areas of development before starting, but they must be organized, motivated, and eager to learn.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with campus partners, colleagues, volunteers, and/or clients both digitally and in person.
  • Proven ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. A brief writing sample will be required and initiated by the Foundation for all those receiving an interview.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with donor relations, stewardship, and/or annual giving experience.

  • Experience in a university advancement and/or Foundation environment.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud (Raisers Edge) and/or Fundraising Performance Management.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to project manage many tasks at once.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong technical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office suites.
  • Supervisory experience.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 7/23/2024.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: Curriculum Vitae and in support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values, including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ 

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.

Ball State is a great place to work! In fact, Forbes has ranked Ball State University as the fourth-best midsized employer—and the only recognized education institution—in the State of Indiana

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. 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.

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.

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. 

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