Associate Director of Development
Applications are being accepted for a full-time Associate Director of Development. This position is responsible for fundraising in geographic regions as assigned by securing gifts, pledges, and planned gift commitments to forward the college's priorities. This position spends a majority of the time traveling within the assigned geographic region making an average of approximately 12 face-to-face visits per month. This involves initiating regular prospect visits and setting up appointments and travel schedules in addition to maintaining timely follow-up and stewardship with prospects and donors. All donor meetings will temporarily occur virtually.
Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)
About Cornell College
Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries.
External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.
Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years of related experience required. Face-to-face fundraising or sales experience preferred.
Sound fundraising judgment and strong organizational, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. Must maintain knowledge of liberal arts education and fundraising and Cornell's programs and priorities. Ability to be an articulate spokesperson on behalf of Cornell, interact professionally in a variety of situations (in person and on the telephone), and inspire respect and confidence of prospects. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Demonstrated commitment to teamwork. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable to drive.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and listing of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.
Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.