Associate Director of Development

Mount Vernon, Linn County
Mar 03, 2014
Applications are being accepted for the position of Associate Director of Development. This position is responsible for face-to-face contacts in geographic regions as assigned in order to secure gifts, pledges and planned gift commitments to forward the college’s priorities. Duties include managing a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects, and donors believed to have the capacity to give significant gifts to the college. Extensive travel required, with 50-60% of work schedule spent traveling within the assigned region. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Leadership Giving. Cornell College: Cornell College is a nationally ranked, highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 1,200 students distinguished by its One Course At A Time (OCAAT) curriculum. OCAAT offers unparalleled academic rigor and focus, flexibility for experiential study, and highly personalized mentoring—attracting a diverse student body that is intellectually curious, academically motivated, adventurous, and passionate. Cornell is one of 40 colleges featured in Colleges That Change Lives, was identified by The New York Times as one of 20 "stealth powerhouse" colleges, and is one of only 270 colleges in the United States to host an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell was the first campus named entirely to the National Historic Register. It is located in the picturesque town of Mount Vernon, Iowa– a town distinguished by its vibrant local art scene and recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns.” Qualifications: Bachelors required, and three years of related experience. Face-to-face fundraising or relevant sales experience preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information of five references to: Cornell College Attn: Human Resources 600 First Street SW Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098 Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.