Position Number: 995899
Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Stark Campus
Home Org/Dept: Reg Campuses and Special Programs - Kent Campus 
Associate Director, Advancement for Regional Campuses, Stark Campus
Stark Campus, North Canton, OH
To assist with the development and implementation of comprehensive special and major gifts fundraising programs for various Regional Campuses. Coordinate annual campaigns to generate private gift support for assigned areas. Reports to Executive Director of Advancement, Regional Campuses and Special Programs.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Assist regional leadership with the University's comprehensive campaign by soliciting philanthropic support from individuals within Ohio and in nationally assigned regions.
Develop and coordinate donor communication and stewardship efforts for specific geographic or affinity based constituencies within the division of Institutional Advancement, assigned university units and specific geographic regions
Manage a portfolio of special and major gift donors.
Ensure that campus leadership is engaged with high-level donors, prospective donors and volunteers.
Develop and implement donor centered cultivation and engagement strategies in consultation with faculty, staff and other institutional advancement staff.
Increase major individual donor prospects and private financial support based on assigned area’s goals and objectives.
Identify, engage and foster meaningful institutional relationships with prospective donors that will result in major gifts.
Assist with the recruitment, engagement and training of volunteers to assist with philanthropic and community engagement initiatives.
Serve as liaison between regional campuses and Institutional Advancement.
Coordinate with the Corporate and Foundation Relations staff on corporate and foundation donors.
Provide development support to assigned areas' Dean/Director, faculty and staff.
May oversee development of advertising media and conduct special fundraising events.
May provide direct ?supervision of classified staff.
Serve on various committees.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and three years of fundraising or sales experience. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekend and overnight travel.
Fundraising practices*Project planning and implementation*
Sales*Fundraising*Prospect management*Problem-solving*Organizing and implementing fundraising campaigns and projects*Written, verbal, interpersonal communication*Microsoft Office Suite*Adhering to deadlines*
Raise funds*Manage people and projects*Motivate and cultivate relationships with potential donors, including alumni and friends*Conduct research in a timely manner*Work independently and as part of a team*Multi-task while managing multiple projects and assignments*Work a flexible schedule including nights, weekend and overnight travel*Work collaboratively with university colleagues*Communicate effectively with all components of the university and external constituents*Learn new computer software and programs*
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Experience in higher education fundraising.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent required to travel from building to building and off campus frequently.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr.
Kent State University will become a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use will not be permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free<http://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Advertised: September 13, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: November 30, 2018 Eastern Standard Time
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