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Senior Director, College-Based Advancement (36473)

Employer
Northern Illinois University (NIU)
Location
DeKalb, IL

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Job Details

Working Position Title:

Senior Director, College-Based Advancement (36473)

Classification Title :

Director

Position Number:

00036473

Open Date:

09/23/2022

Priority Review Date:

10/16/2022

Business Unit Description:

SPS

Full-Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

FTE:

1.00

Position Status:

Regular

FLSA:

Exempt

Job code:

1330

Union Representation:

Non-Union

Unit/Department:

Gift Planning

College/Unit:

Gift Planning

Division:

University Advancement

Location:

AL 135

Link to Department Website or Custom Search Page:

NIU University Advancement

Overview :

At Northern Illinois University (NIU) Foundation, our vision is to develop, support and encourage a culture of giving throughout the NIU community that will allow it to flourish and accomplish NIU’s goal of becoming the most student-centered public research university in the Midwest.

The Gift Planning team strives to be a high ROI team that provides the most fulfilling donor experience possible.

Position Summary:

This is a fundraising leadership position that works within the Gift Planning Team to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major gift prospects. The primary responsibilities are to manage an individual portfolio as well as a staff of advancement professionals to obtain private major and planned gifts at the highest level. This individual also supports the priorities identified by the university. While the highest priority is to generate charitable gift revenue, this position will focus on securing major gifts of $25,000 or more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

This fundraising leadership position reports to the Executive Director of Advancement. This position works within the Gift Planning Team to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of individual major gift prospects. The primary responsibilities are managing an individual portfolio as well as a staff of advancement professionals to obtain private major and planned gifts at the highest level. This individual also supports the priorities identified by the university. While the highest priority is to generate charitable gift revenue, this position will focus on securing major gifts of $25,000 or more.

35% Individual Fundraising Portfolio Management

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation major gift donors and potential donors. Personal contact and engagement with prospects and donors and securing major gifts will be required on a consistent basis and will be a significant metric which is monitored and evaluated monthly and annually.
  • Utilize advancement support services specific to developing a portfolio of prospects and to strategically move donors to solicitation on a regular basis. These resources include management of a database of gift and prospect records, prospect research and files, and proposals.
  • Work with the Executive Director of Advancement and President & CEO of the NIU Foundation / Vice President of University Advancement in the development and implementation of donor strategies.

35% College-Based Advancement Management
  • Serve as an NIU Foundation resource for deans, department chairs, associate deans, and administrative staff as it relates to advancement strategy, policies and procedures for the Colleges of Education, Engineering & Engineering Technology, Health & Human Sciences, Law, and Visual & Performing Arts
  • Assist in the establishment of fundraising goals and develop and execute long-range advancement strategies for academic units in collaboration with advancement professional staff.
  • Involve the University President; President & CEO of the NIU Foundation / Vice President of University Advancement; College Deans, Department chairs; NIU Foundation board members and volunteer leaders in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies of major gift donors. These relationships require a high degree of skilled communication, careful planning and exceptional execution.
  • As needed, represent the University and the NIU Foundation at university and college events, as well as community, volunteer, and professional organizations.
  • Identify, recruit, train, and direct the activities of volunteers involved in solicitation strategies.
  • Work on special projects, distinguished donor society fundraising, capital campaigns, and partner with their advancement colleagues in the NIU Division of University Advancement.

35% Gift Officer Supervision, Training, and Coaching
  • Supervise advancement professionals responsible for fundraising activity in the Colleges of Education, Engineering & Engineering Technology, Health & Human Sciences, Law, and Visual & Performing Arts
  • Train and coach advancement professionals
  • Work collaboratively with advancement professionals to establish goals
  • Assist advancement professionals with strategies and tactics to reach their goals and increase their effectiveness and success

This position provides management for 3 – 5 direct reports, including student workers..

Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS) :

1. Bachelor’s degree.2. Five (5) years of experience with successful major gift solicitation.3. Minimum 3 years of professional staff supervisory experience.4. Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in a complex fundraising environment (higher education, healthcare, large non-profit, e.g.).5. Knowledge of and experience in the advancement field.

Additional Requirements (SPS) :

1. Advanced degree and/or professional designation (CFRE).2. Capital campaign experience in higher education or large complex fundraising environment (healthcare or large non-profit, e.g.) is highly desirable.3. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and familiarity with appropriate foundation fundraising tools. Knowledge of computerized systems of donor record keeping, data tracking of prospects, and donors.4. Commitment to the ideals and culture of higher education.5. A proven ability to build strong relationships anchored in trust and integrity.6. The ability to effectively work in a group/team environment to assist in intra-divisional initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications (SPS) :

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, metrics driven, and has a demonstrated track record of high performance. The Sr. Director of Advancement will live our value of helping donors discover the joy in making a difference through their philanthropy while making an everlasting impact at Northern Illinois University.

Physical demands/requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Travel is required for this position, largely regionally but at times, out of state. Use of a personal vehicle is required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand for long periods of time; walk; use fingers and hands to feel, grasp, operate or handle objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs. regularly.

Percent of Staff Year:

1.00

Standard Hours Per Week:

37.50

Salary:

$120,000 and up

Earn Type:

Salary

Application Procedure:

For full consideration, please visit https://employment.niu.edu/postings/66364 to create an application profile and submit the following materials by October 16, 2022:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 references by

Applications received after October 16, 2022 are welcomed, but will be considered as needed.

Quick Link to Applicant :

https://employment.niu.edu/postings/66364

Is Background Check Required?:

Yes

EEO Statement Summary:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:


Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]
815-753-5560

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected].

Safety Information:

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.

Organization

Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

Find Us
Telephone
815-753-1000
Location
1425 Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb
Illinois
60115
US
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