Indiana State University is seeking two high energy, results-oriented professionals with proven track records of success in major gift fundraising, relationship building and donor cultivation. Our Development Directors will contribute to a comprehensive fundraising program and will play a critical role in the success of Indiana State University’s next comprehensive campaign by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors and prospects, including individuals and corporations. Our Development Directors work with donors, prospects, academic partners and the campus community, and are expected to travel and meet with prospects and donors at least 50% of the time. It will be critical for these individuals to develop and execute cultivation strategies that meet the needs and goals of University priorities through major gift solicitations, while working with the President, Provost, Deans, Faculty, and Program Coordinators to translate academic priorities into fundraising opportunities.
The Development Directors will: Develop and maintain a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, including individuals and corporations. Identify all gift suspects through the help of Advancement Services and meet with them personally in order to qualify them as major gift prospects. Develop and execute cultivation strategies for major gift prospects that meet the needs and goals of University priorities through major gift solicitations.
Provide exceptional stewardship to Indiana State University donors. Serve as a project manager for special fundraising projects as needed. Assist with special events by encouraging attendance, hosting guests and representing the Office of Advancement. Collaborate with the Development and Advancement Team to create successful fundraising strategies. Identify and utilize fundraising resources including volunteers, faculty, staff, publications, and electronic communication tools to identify and cultivate major gift prospects. Update donor and prospect records by entering accurate and timely contact reports into our database.
Minimum of 3-5 years in non-profit fundraising or sales related field is required. In order to be considered for this position, application materials must be submitted by September 24, 2020.
About Indiana State University
Founded in 1865, Indiana State University is a regional residential public institution focused on undergraduate education and offering masters and doctoral degrees in select areas. Classified as an engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, Indiana State University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service each year since its creation. With 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Indiana State University has the most diverse student population in Indiana.
Indiana State University is located in Terre Haute, Indiana, a city known as the “Crossroads of America” for its position on the National Road (US 40) and the major North-South road US 41. Terre Haute has a great Midwestern esthetic and college-town feel and serves as a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services. In addition to Indiana State University, the community is home to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, IvyTech Community College, and Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College. Indiana has been recognized for low cost of living and strong fiscal stability. Indiana State University is adjacent to vibrant downtown Terre Haute, with the commu...te to shopping, food, housing, arts, sports, and entertainment located within 15 minutes of campus. Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, and Cincinnati are easily accessible.
Indiana State University is perennially listed by both Forbes and the Princeton Review as one of the top schools in the Midwest. U.S. News Best Colleges rankings describe Indiana State University as pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped, and the university has been recognized by Princeton Review as one the most environmentally responsible colleges. Indiana State University’s commitment to community engagement and public service further distinguishes the institution. Students are motivated to apply both knowledge and creativity with local surrounding communities and counties.