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Associate Director of Development, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: September 19, 2022

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Posting Detail Information Working Title Associate Director of Development, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Position Location Fort Collins, CO Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? Research Professional Position No Posting Number 202201300AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib II Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range 72,000 - 85,000 Employee Benefits Colorado State University ( CSU ) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/. Desired Start Date 10/24/2022 Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/11/2022 Description of Work Unit Colorado State University is seeking an Associate Director of Development in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. We seek an individual who sees fundraising as a rewarding career and is personally committed to, even has a passion for, expanding access to an excellent college education for bright young minds who wish to attend CSU and study in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering ( WSCOE ). Who We Are Located in the beautiful town of Fort Collins, Colorado, CSU is a premier land-grant university with world-class programs in education, outreach, and research. CSU has a student body of 34,000 students, 7,000 employees, 200,000 living alumni, and annual research expenditures exceeding $350 million.Within CSU , the Division of University Advancement is integral to achieving and sustaining the University's institutional excellence through fundraising and engagement efforts. With one of the leading development teams in the country, the Division most recently reached its $1 billion campaign goal 19 months ahead of schedule.One of eight academic colleges at CSU , the College houses seven academic departments and schools, along with NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere ( CIRA ). Our graduates are employed by, or are leading, national engineering and technology companies across the US and around the world. Researchers in the College have made important contributions to global challenges in water, environment, climate, health, infrastructure and advanced technology. Position Summary The ideal candidate will enjoy contributing to the WSCOE Advancement team's development strategy conversations, applying best practices to steward and retain current donors while continually developing a pipeline of new major gift prospects. You will thrive in a fast-paced, results oriented environment, and you're motivated by metrics, deadlines, and the underlying cause to increase access to an excellent college education. You will successfully engage with alumni, donors, parents and students, working effectively with cross-campus colleagues to achieve short and long-term fundraising goals.Guided by a donor-centric fundraising philosophy, you will be provided with a small but warm portfolio and expected to build out your portfolio of 100+ major gift donors and prospects who have the capacity to make $25,000 gifts. To support you in your pursuit of working through the donor continuum, you will be guided by metrics, which include a minimum of 120 annual strategic interactions (currently includes in-person visits, phone and video engagement), submitting 30 annual proposals, pursuing a dollar to raise goal of $1M+ in your first year, and completing a monthly target of stewardship efforts. You are ethical and maintain a high degree of confidentiality, adhering to industry standards and University policies and procedures for accepting, recording, and acknowledging gifts. You will infuse diversity and inclusion into all aspects of your role to contribute to inclusive excellence and to ensure colleagues and donors of all backgrounds feel represented and included. A hybrid model of office-based and remote work is possible for the right candidate.This position will report to the Executive Director for Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Required Job Qualifications + Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with at least three years of experience working within the umbrella of business development: fundraising, sales, etc.+ A track record identifying philanthropic passions that align with program needs.+ Demonstrated fundraising success raising gifts of $25,000 - $100,000++ Domestic travel 30% of the time, which includes overnight and occasional weekends.+ A demonstrated ability to engage and effectively communicate with diverse audiences+ Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date. Preferred Job Qualifications + A natural ability to communicate and interact with internal and external stakeholders, face-to-face, over the phone, email, text, written notes and other forms of communication.+ Operate with a donor-centric attitude, following best practices while pushing the norms to achieve your goals.+ A desire to expand your knowledge and experience of complex gift structures, such as Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities.+ The ability to relate to alumni and donors who have committed their careers to a pursuit of science, and engineering solutions to improve society, industry, and education.+ A belief in the power of education and in STEM education specifically.+ Experience working in a donor database or a Customer Relationship Management system.+ An understanding of Land Grant Institutions and how it drives CSU's mission. Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Essential Duties Job Duty Category Major Gift Frontline Fundraising Duty/Responsibility --- Responsible for building a fluid portfolio of 100+ prospects and donors by designing individual strategies and build a 6-24 month time horizon. --- Secure a minimum of 120 annual personal visits with major gift and planned giving prospects and donors by developing new relationships and maintaining the relationships with the individuals in your portfolio by making them feel engaged and appreciated through strategic stewardship. --- Based on a personalized strategy, design, solicit and submit 24 annual proposals, pursuing a dollar goal of $1M+ in the first year, as well as completing a monthly target of stewardship efforts so not to lose prospect/donor momentum. --- Manage a domestic fundraising territory (to include Colorado) and travel 30-40% of the time, which includes overnight and occasional weekends. --- Maintain accurate and timely contact reports and entity records, using the system to support your work and support long-term, fruitful prospect and donor relationships. --- Responsible for donor management, pipeline development, consistent and personalized stewardship, that leads to donor retention. --- Collaborate with faculty and staff partners to support the creation of visions that will resonate with donors and leads to securing major and blended gifts. Percentage Of Time 80 Job Duty Category Administrative Duty/Responsibility --- While a majority of time will center around excellent donor management, pipeline development, consistent and personalized stewardship, all to support fruitful relationships and donor retention, an effort is required to support the team, college and UA as a fundraising expert. --- Expected to develop an ongoing understanding of college priorities and program initiatives that require philanthropic support. --- Collaborate with faculty and staff partners to support the creation of visions that will resonate with donors and lead to securing major and blended gifts. --- In addition to efforts that revolve around fundraising, you will also be expected to track expenses, manage travel logistics, and support the budget process. Percentage Of Time 20 Application Details Special Instructions to Applicants Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License, Travel Search Contact Kaitlyn Howell, kaitlyn.howell@colostate.edu EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity (https://oeo.colostate.edu/) is located in 101 Student Services.The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html) . Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so. References Requested References Requested Minimum Requested 3 Maximum Requested 3 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). + * Do you hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university? + Yes+ No+ * Do you have at least three years of experience working within the umbrella of business development: fundraising, sales, etc.? + Yes+ No+ * Do you have a track record of identifying philanthropic passions that align with program needs? + Yes+ No+ * Do you have demonstrated fundraising success raising gifts of $25,000 - $100,000+? + Yes+ No+ * Are you willing to travel 30% or more of the time, including nights and weekends? + Yes+ No+ * Do you have demonstrated ability to engage and effectively communicate with diverse audiences? + Yes+ No+ * Do you have a valid driver's license, the ability to obtain a driver's license, or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date? + Yes+ No Applicant Documents Required Documents + Resume+ Cover Letter Optional Documents

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