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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Description of Position:

The Southern Illinois University Foundation invites applications for the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.  The role of the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is to significantly grow philanthropic grant and sponsorship revenue from private foundations as well as corporations and their foundations. The position is responsible for executing a foundation relations, corporate giving, and corporate sponsorship strategy designed to build and strengthen partnerships with SIU. Responsible for identification of work and opportunities that might attract external support, and also responsible for responding to opportunities for external support (through RFPs, foundation guidelines, grant applications, etc.) Meet regularly with development officers for coaching sessions to identify top donor prospects in portfolio and highlight key moves management strategies for next 6-12 months. Integrate individual moves management processes so that team-based opportunities might be utilized.  The successful candidate will be a member of the development staff and report to the CEO of the SIU Foundation.  The salary for this position is commensurate with experience with both internal equity and external competitiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize development team meetings to highlight upcoming opportunities for donor outreach/engagement and identify supports needed related to corporate and foundation giving. 
  • Strengthen understanding of supports/resources needed to achieve Foundation and individual professional goals.
  • Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship culminating in private philanthropic support. 
  • Responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts to the SIU Foundation from corporations and foundations.  
  • Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the university relating to faculty, students, instruction and research. 
  • Secure at least $1 million annually in new gifts and commitments for SIU.  
  • Prepare proposals and gift agreements as required for proper gift documentation.  
  • Ensure effective records maintenance, including timely filing of requests for prospect assignments, prospect strategies and contact reports using SIU Foundation’s prospect management system (Blackbaud Raiser's Edge and Raiser's Edge NXT). 
  • Must be able to travel frequently and as needed to manage portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects. Travel, includes nights and weekends, is required. 
  • Use good judgment, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality and represent the university with tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Report regularly on the progress toward annual action plans.
  • Protects confidential information.
  • Other duties as assigned by the SIU Foundation CEO. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years' successful professional fundraising experience.  Experience with corporate and foundation fundraising, or equivalent experience in a grant-making organization.  Well versed in advancement strategies including best practices related to development at institutions of higher education.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Documented success as a major gift officer in higher education. 
  • Capital campaign experience in higher education is highly desirable. 
  • Direct experience working with faculty leaders. 

Application Deadline: Applications must be completed through jobs.siu.edu by September 17, 2021, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Visit jobs.siu.edu "Administrative/Professional Job Postings" to create an account and apply.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Contact: Darla Peterman at darlape@foundation.siu.edu or 618/453-7175

Security sensitive (subject to pre-employment criminal background investigation)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Director of Donor Relations
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Description of Position:

The Southern Illinois University Foundation invites applications for the Director of Donor Relations. The primary charge of this position is to lead the SIU Foundation's donor relations function, inclusive of donor acknowledgement and recognition, engagement-related donor communications and events, gift stewardship, and major gift agreement administration and fund creation.  This position requires the ability to spearhead, lead, prioritize, and align interrelated projects/initiatives; complete unstructured work; leverage a deep understanding of donor relations and fund management tasks, processes, and objectives.  The successful candidate will understand how these relate to and promote department, division, and university goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for Donor Relations and stewardship programs/initiatives.
  • Ensure the alignment of Donor Relations initiatives with SIU Foundation and university goals and objectives.
  • Assist Executive Director with setting Advancement Services and Foundation priorities; organize competing priorities with an eye to both short- and long-term needs and efficiencies.
  • Develop, manage, and monitor donor recognition programs for major/principal gifts, inclusive of written acknowledgments, ceremonies, donor walls, plaques, etc.
  • Oversee the development and management of broad-based stewardship and recognition vehicles, inclusive of giving societies, donor honor rolls, and special acknowledgements (e.g., first-time donor packages and board thank-yous).
  • Oversee the execution of select Foundation programs and events.
  • Engage in marketing and communications efforts related to Donor Relations/stewardship program (inclusive of writing for print and electronic channels).
  • Identify and leverage collaborative stewardship opportunities with development staff.
  • Identify and recruit students and alumni for participation in Donor Relations programs.
  • Manage invitation/registration tracking for select Foundation, Alumni Association, and SIU events with cultivation, stewardship, and/or solicitation components.
  • Develop and maintain strategic operating plans and associated budgets for Donor Relations, regularly monitoring, assessing, and reporting progress to goal.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and subject matter expert for Donor Relations and stewardship matters; communicate and champion the area's initiatives with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Financial Services to ensure accommodation of donor intent.
  • Collaborate with development staff to ensure appropriate engagement and stewardship of major donors, arrange donor visits and tours, etc.
  • Provide reports, tools, and other resources to relevant Foundation and SIU staff, staying current with industry standards and best practices.
  • Manage department and event budgets.
  • Manage multiple projects and tasks of varying complexity.
  • Supervise, train, direct, and evaluate the work of assigned Donor Relations staff; recommend necessary changes in staffing, structure, resources.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of work experience in donor relations or a similar role with relevant responsibilities. 
  • Extensive knowledge of donor relations' role in higher education environments and familiarity with the role/function of advancement services and/or financial aid offices. 
  • Strong planning, management, and supervisory skills. 
  • Ability to balance a wide variety of competing responsibilities, priorities, and stakeholders. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree and/or three or more years of supervisory experience are preferred.

Application Deadline: Applications must be completed through jobs.siu.edu by September 16, 2021, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Visit jobs.siu.edu "Administrative/Professional Job Postings" to create an account and apply.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Contact: Carol Greenlee at carolg@foundation.siu.edu or 618/453-7187

Security sensitive (subject to pre-employment criminal background investigation)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Director of Development - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Description of Position:

The Southern Illinois University Foundation invites applications for the Director of Development for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  This position will lead fundraising efforts for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) from established donors while identifying new prospective donors.  Manage and grow a portfolio of current and prospective donors for SIU's top DEI initiatives.  The portfolio will incude indviduals and foundations.  This position will work with the Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the SIU Foundation Chief Executive Officer in the creation and implementation of short-term and long-term fundraising goals and objectives for DEI.  The salary for this position is commensurate with experience with both internal equity and external competitiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with written case statements supporting key DEI programs and projects.  Travel to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for DEI giving opportunities.  
  • Utilize development team meetings to highlight upcoming opportunities for donor outreach/engagement and identify supports needed.
  • Provide liaison support between the Executive Director for Advancement Services and development officers to better integrate data, prospect research and portfolio management best practices.
  • Strengthen understanding of supports/resources needed to achieve Foundation and individual professional goals.
  • Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship culminating in private philanthropic support. 
  • Identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of meeting University and Unit fundraising goals. 
  • Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the university relating to faculty, students, instruction and research. 
  • Secure at least one million annually in new gifts and commitments for SIU.  
  • Prepare proposals and gift agreements as required for proper gift documentation. 
  • Ensure effective records maintenance, including timely filing of requests for prospect assignments, prospect strategies and contact reports using SIU Foundation’s prospect management system (Blackbaud Raiser's Edge and Raiser's Edge NXT). 
  • Travel, including nights and weekends, required. 
  • Use good judgement, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality, and represent the university with tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Report regularly on the progress toward annual action plans.
  • Protect confidential information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years' successful professional fundraising experience or related non-profit organization work, alumni relations, sales, marketing, or closely-related field.  Well-versed in advancement strategies including best practices related to development at institutions of higher education.  Commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity through demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in diversity and cultural competency.

Preferred Qualifications: Documented success as a major gift officer in higher education. 
Direct experience working with faculty leaders.

Application Deadline: Applications must be completed through jobs.siu.edu by September 10, 2021, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Visit jobs.siu.edu "Administrative/Professional Job Postings" to create an account and apply.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Contact: Darla Peterman at darlape@foundation.siu.edu or 618/453-7175

Security sensitive (subject to pre-employment criminal background investigation)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

 


 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Senior Director of Planned Giving
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Description of Position:

The Southern Illinois University Foundation invites applications for the Senior Director of Planned Giving. The Senior Director of Planned Giving is responsible for developing authentic relationships with alumni and friends to develop various planned gifts to benefit SIU, including bequests, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, retirement accounts, real estate, gifts of securities, and other tax-advantaged gift methods.  The position also meets regularly with development officers to ensure that each gift officer has the tools and resources necessary to fulfill their job responsibilities. The successful candidate will be a member of the development staff and report to the CEO of the SIU Foundation.  The salary for this position is commensurate with experience with both internal equity and external competitiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify planned giving prospects through collection and review of prospect data.
  • Meet regularly with development officers for coaching sessions to identify top donor prospects in portfolio and highlight key moves management strategies for next 6-12 months. Integrate individual moves management processes so that team-based opportunities might be utilized.
  • Work with alumni and friends to develop various planned gifts to benefit SIU, including bequests, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, retirement accounts, real estate, gifts of securities, and other tax-advantaged gift methods.
  • Work with planned giving prospects and their advisors to develop detailed and individualized proposals and illustrations to encourage current and future tax-advantaged gifts to benefit SIU. 
  • Utilize development team meetings to highlight upcoming opportunities for donor outreach, engagement, and identify support needed related to planned giving. 
  • Coordinate with Advancement Services in the maintenance and accuracy of planned giving donor records within the database, file records, or other records systems. 
  • Strengthen understanding of support and resources needed to achieve foundation and individual professional goals.
  • Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship culminating in private philanthropic support.
  • Identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of meeting university and unit fundraising goals.
  • Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the university relating to faculty, students, instruction, and research.
  • Secure at least $1 million annually in new gifts and commitments for SIU.
  • Prepare proposals and gift agreements as required for proper gift documentation.
  • Ensure effective records maintenance, including timely filing of requests for prospect assignments, prospect strategies, and contact reports using the SIU Foundation's prospect management system (Blackbaud Raiser's Edge and Raiser's Edge NXT).
  • Travel, including nights and weekends required.
  • Use good judgement, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality, and represent the university with tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Report regularly on the progress toward annual action plans.
  • Protect confidential information.
  • Other duties as assigned by the SIU Foundation CEO.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years' successful professional fundraising experience.  Knowledge of the principles of fundraising; knowledge of the financial, tax, and legal aspects of charitable giving as well as an enthusiastic willingness to expand that knowledge base. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A basic knowledge of proposing and closing various estate and life income gifts is desired. 
  • Experience working with high net worth individuals and their advisors. 
  • Documented success as a major gift officer in higher education.
  • Direct experience working with faculty leaders.

Application Deadline: Applications must be completed through jobs.siu.edu by September 10, 2021, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Visit jobs.siu.edu "Administrative/Professional Job Postings" to create an account and apply.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Contact: Darla Peterman at darlape@foundation.siu.edu or 618/453-7175

Security sensitive (subject to pre-employment criminal background investigation)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.