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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Associate Director for Development (Corporate Foundation Giving, SIU Foundation)
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Description of Position: Works with corporations and foundations to secure gifts that advance SIU Carbondale. The director will manage an assignment of donor prospects, engaging in personal cultivation and solicitation for the university. The successful candidate will be a member of the university development staff and will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations. The candidate will work closely with faculty and staff to develop strategies to solicit support for key university priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall direction of external corporate and foundation giving activities intended to support SIU Carbondale.
  • Participate in the identification, acquisition and stewardship of major gift opportunities to enhance educational opportunities for students and programs.
  • Assist other Development and Alumni Relations and university staff members in initiating, developing and maintaining relationships with alumni, friends, donors, corporate and foundation representatives, and other individuals expressing interest in furthering the interests of the University.
  • Solicit and coordinate input from multiple campus units to develop, write and ultimately deliver major gift proposals to corporations and foundations for funding.
  • Provide other duties, including ad hoc and ongoing leadership for specific duties or programs, as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations (Director of Development) to address prioritized fund-raising projects and efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of professional experience in fundraising is required. A track record of successful experience in fundraising solicitations and seeking corporate/foundation gifts is required. Excellent writing, listening, and speaking skills are required, as well as strong organizational and time-management skills, computer competence, adaptability, and the ability to work in a collaborative, team-orientated environment. Must be willing to travel extensively.

Preferred Qualifications: A master's degree is preferred. The successful candidate should possess proven leadership and organizational skills, experience with comprehensive campaigns, a strong record of success in raising significant major gifts; and the personal energy, enthusiasm and patience to develop a comprehensive development program that continually surpasses goals and overcomes obstacles. Higher education advancement (development or alumni), healthcare, or arts organization experience preferred.

Application Deadline: Applications must be completed through jobs.siu.edu by May 17, 2019, or until filled.

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

Security/Safety Sensitive: 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 Gift Planning (SIU Foundation)
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Description of Position: Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Gift Planning. The Director provides overall direction for SIU’s Office of Gift Planning and provides leadership and expertise in the areas of gift planning, deferred giving and charitable estate planning, as well as maintaining a personal portfolio of deferred and major gift prospects. This position is responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospective donors to SIU Carbondale. The successful candidate will be a member of the University Development Staff and will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations. Extensive travel and evening and weekend duties as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall direction for SIU’s Office of Gift Planning and provide leadership and expertise in the areas of gift planning, deferred giving and charitable estate planning.
  • Identifies cultivates, solicits and stewards donors and prospective donors to SIU whether through major outright or planned gift contributions.
  • Solicits high-end, often complex gifts. Develops and implements effective multi-channel marketing strategies that identify prospective donors to SIU Carbondale.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert in the field of gift planning and provides training and consultation to fundraising staff, university leaders and volunteers.
  • Assists other Development and Alumni Relations staff members in initiating, developing and maintaining relationships that are judged to be beneficial to SIU Carbondale.
  • Extensive travel, including nights and weekends, required.
  • This position requires the ability to use good judgment, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality and represent the university with tact and diplomacy at all times.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required, as well as a minimum of five years' successful professional experience in fundraising or related non-profit organization work, alumni relations, PR/marketing, work in the financial services industry, or closely related field. Knowledge of planned giving vehicles and tax consequences associated with such gifts is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree, and/or CFRE or CFP® current certification. Professional experience as a fundraiser in higher education, health-care or other non-profit organization

Application Deadline: Applications must be completed through jobs.siu.edu by May 17, 2019, or until filled.

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

Security/Safety Sensitive: 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
Associate Director for Development (Director of Development, SIU Foundation)
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Description of Position: Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications and nominations for positions of Associate Director for Development (Director of Development, SIU Foundation). This position is responsible for a portfolio of major gift prospects and is expected to identify, cultivate and solicit private financial support from alumni and friends of Southern Illinois University. These front-line fundraising positions may be assigned to specific collegiate units, programs, or regions. Successful candidates will be members of the University Development Staff and will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations. Extensive travel, including nights and weekends, required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship culminating in private philanthropic support.
  • In consultation with the Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Relations, the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) and Unit head (if applicable), identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of meeting the Unit and University fundraising goals.
  • Secure new gifts and commitments for SIU. Conduct documented face to face personal visits per year, qualifying new major gift prospects annually, and submit major proposals/year. Manage a portfolio of prospects.
  • Collaborate with appropriate development and academic staff to develop prospect strategies and build relationships.
  • Set specific goals and objectives to effectively advance toward solicitation of major gifts.
  • Develop a working knowledge of planned giving and develop strategies for appropriate solicitation of planned gifts.
  • Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the university (and specific unit if applicable) relating to faculty, students, instruction and research.
  • 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 (Advance).
  • Provide stewardship of gifts including acknowledgment process, coordinating recognition events, dedications, and working with the University Development Office on appropriate recognition.
  • Report regularly on the progress toward annual action plans.
  • Specific annual metrics and goals will be established at the beginning of each FY.
  • Participate in monthly one-on-one meetings, a mid-year performance discussion and a performance evaluation with the AVC of Development and Unit head (if applicable).
  • Protects confidential information.
  • Other duties as assigned by the AVC for Development and Alumni Relations.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years' successful professional experience in fundraising or related non-profit organization work, alumni relations, PR/Marketing, or closely-related field. A bachelor's or master's degree in nonprofit management or closely-related subject may be substituted for the two years of experience. Must have a valid driver's license.

This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional fundraising experience in higher education, health-care or other non-profit organization.

Application Deadline: Applications must be completed through jobs.siu.edu by April 1, 2019, or until filled.

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

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.