Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. FSU takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.
Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 36 bachelor's degrees with 57 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 24 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. FSU employs more than 330 faculty members, 89% of whom have terminal degrees.
FSU is deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encourages a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and provides a culturally relevant education. FSU is honored to be a five-time recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award and the only public institution in Massachusetts to be recognized in 2019. FSU also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. FSU encourages applications from persons who share our commitment to promoting a welcoming and inclusive community.
Our founding motto, "Live to the Truth", was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "the truth" - "truth in theory and principle,...truth in spirit and motive,...truth in manner and form,...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit,...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." "Live to the Truth" continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. FSU seeks employees who share in this quest for truth and commit to living it fully.
Responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors with the capacity to make gifts of $1,000 or greater to the University.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Student workers
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director of Development
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct 140+ face-to-face meetings annually with assigned prospects for the purpose of further qualification as to giving potential.
Cultivate and solicit qualified prospects for leadership annual gifts and major and planned gifts.
Create comprehensive moves management strategies for all qualified assigned prospects.
Provide stewardship to existing donors, coordinating with departmental and campus colleagues as needed.
Complete post-meeting correspondence and document all activity in a timely manner
Support other departmental initiatives and events.
Perform other duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment, frequent travel, some night/weekend work.
3+ years of experience in alumni relations, fundraising or other closely related fields
Prior experience in a higher education setting strongly preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; creativity, initiative and independence in carrying out responsibilities; leadership, personal approachability, teamwork and organizational skills
Ability to work with high level prospects, alumni, donors and friends
Frequent travel and some night/weekend is required
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit with a classification of Associate Director. The annual salary range is $60,000 to $65,000 commensurate with education and experience.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online using the "APPLY NOW" link (located at the bottom of this page) by submitting (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references.
For full consideration, application materials must be received by April 5, 2020. However, the search committee may continue to review applications until the position is filled.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.