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Development Officer

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Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. For full-consideration, applications must be submitted by June 15th. The position will remain open until on-campus interviews have been scheduled.

Position Details

Position Details

About the Institution

Established in 1865, Indiana State University is a four-year public university that integrates teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens of the world. Indiana State is dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge while maintaining its longstanding commitment to inclusiveness.

Located in Southwest Indiana, Indiana State University is conveniently located 10 minutes from I-70 making trips to Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati easily accessible. Indiana State University sits in the central part of downtown Terre Haute making the commute to shopping, food, housing, arts, sports and entertainment within 15 minutes to campus.

Indiana State University has been listed by both Forbes and the Princeton Review as one of the top schools in the Midwest for the 5th and 13th year, respectively. U.S. News Best Colleges rankings describe Indiana State University as pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped, and has been recognized by Princeton Review as one the most environmentally responsible colleges. Indiana State University’s commitment to community engagement and public service sets it apart. Students are motivated to apply both knowledge and creativity with local surrounding communities and counties.

As a medium size public university, Indiana State University is known to have one of the most diverse student populations in the State of Indiana. With approximately 12,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, our minority student population is nearly 25%. Indiana State University continues to grow in enrollment and is committed to student development, leadership, and success.

Comments to Applicants

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

For full-consideration, applications must be submitted by June 15th. The position will remain open until on-campus interviews have been scheduled.

Job Title Development Officer
Department Development
Work Schedule

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Notice of Vacancy Number 17-00089
Desired Start Date
Open Date 05/17/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Staff-Exempt Professional
Job Type Staff - Full-Time
Pay Grade 11
Salary Range Commensurate with experience.
Benefits Associated with this Position

Staff Benefits
Benefits Received for Exempt Staff (ER, AR, AG, AU)
• Life Insurance: The coverage amount is based on two and one-half times appointment salary rounded up to the next whole thousand with a maximum coverage of $100,000 and includes the same amount of Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits. The University currently pays the entire cost of coverage.
• Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Coverage: The cost of coverage is shared between employees and the University. Rates are determined by participation in Wellness Program and use of tobacco products. Coverage is available on the first of the month following appointment date.
TIAA Retirement Contributions: Contributions begin based upon the first day of employment at a contribution rate of ten (10) percent of base appointment salary paid in full by ISU. The contributions are vested immediately. There are 40 investment options from which to choose.
TIAA Auto Enroll: New employees are automatically enrolled in a tax deferred retirement program at hire: three (3) percent is deducted before taxes for the program to facilitate retirement planning. Employees may opt out of the program within 90 days.
• Long Term Disability Coverage: Employees are eligible after three (3) years of continuous, regular employment with the University. This policy guarantees approved disabled employees a 66 2/3 percent income protection (from all sources) after 180 days of continuous total disability. Immediate participation is available for current members of a comparable group disability insurance program within 90 days prior to ISU employment and that would have provided income protection upon disability for at least five years.
• Fee Waiver Program: For the employee, spouse and dependent children: Staff may enroll in up to 18 hours of course work each academic year at a reduced rate. Spouses may enroll in 15 semester hours each academic year with 80% of qualified tuition waived. Dependent children of regular full-time staff who are full-time degree seeking undergraduate students at ISU may receive a fee waiver of 80% of qualified tuition for up to a total of ten (10) semesters.
• Sick Leave: Accrued at a rate of 12 days per fiscal year with unlimited accumulation.
• Vacation: Pay level 11 and below accrues up to 15 vacation days earned per year 1 through 4; 20 vacation days per year thereafter. Pay level 12 and above accrues 20 vacation days per year

Optional Benefits

• Voluntary Life Insurance: Additional amounts of life insurance may be purchased on employee, spouse and dependent children.
• Voluntary Vision Plan: May enroll within the first 31 days of employment date.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Development Officer will contribute to a comprehensive fundraising program by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and foundations. Expected to travel and meet with prospects 60% of the time.

Specific Responsibilities
Required Relevant Education & Experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (4 years); Experience: 0-3 years minimum of work experience in non-profit fundraising or management. Experience in other related fields will be considered.

Required Field(s) of Study

NA

Preferred Relevant Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree; Experience: 5-6 years or more years

Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Must possess a valid driver's license
Other Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Preferred Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to learn and retain information, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent customer service skills, Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving skills, Excellent leadership skills, Excellent public speaking skills, Experience and knowledge in job related program, Experience in an educational environment preferred, Experience with budget management, Math and basic accounting skills, Must be able to travel; some overnight travel, when required, Must be comfortable networking with groups or individuals, Professional demeanor, high energy, dynamic personality and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other computer applications, Proven supervisory skills, Proven verbal and written communication skills, Willing to interact with students, Willing to work extended hours during events and peak seasons, when required, Work effectively with a diverse community
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Exceptional communication, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills required.

Qualifications & Disclaimer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information on this description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

NCAA Guidelines

All employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletic Department.

No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or misleading information concerning an individual’s involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the employment relationship with ISU.

Position Reappointment Required No

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors. Identify major gift prospects through the help of Advancement Services and meet with prospects personally in order to qualify them as major gift prospects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and execute cultivation strategies for major gift prospects that meet the needs and goals of University priorities through major gift solicitations. Work with Deans, Provost, Faculty, and Program Coordinators to translate academic priorities in fundraising opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborate with 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 database.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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 ISU Foundation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in Foundation and University committees and special teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a minimum of a Bachelors degree in the field listed in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No