The Director of Development is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of potential donors for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) School of Engineering.
Working in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, the Director will identify appropriate pools of individual major donor prospects to develop a regional and national major gifts program on behalf of SIUE and the School of Engineering. The incumbent will design and oversee the major gifts program content, strategies, goals, and objectives for SIUE fundraising initiatives. Additionally, the Director of Development will become knowledgeable about the school's structure, departments, majors and programs, and will work closely with the faculty and staff to better educate prospective donors about the programs at SIUE’s School of Engineering.
Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned additional tasks in support of the department’s and university mission and goals. The professional responsibilities for this position will require extensive local, regional and/or national travel as well as possible evening and/or weekend hours.
This position is a current Administrative / Professional vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The position posting will close to applicants at close of business, 4:30 pm CST, on the posting end date.
Applicants must submit (upload) a letter of application, resume, unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE, and a list of at least three professional references through HireTouch.
-Bachelor's degree. -Three to five (3-5) years of full-time, progressively responsible fundraising experience, including major-gift, fundraising experience, preferably in higher education. -Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to plan and execute cultivation and fundraising plans. -Strong communication skills, including the ability to write and speak persuasively about SIUE. -Willingness to travel extensively and to work outside of normal business hours. -Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Additional Salary Information: SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.
Internal Number: 8184
About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse workforce of more than 2,400 individuals coming together to serve our students and the region. Our community, peers and students recognize our momentum and view SIUE as an institution that's raising the bar. Every day, we are researching, sharing knowledge and making a difference in the lives of our students. Join the adventurous minds here at SIUE that are changing the world; explore our employment opportunities today.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.