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Annual Giving Coordinator
Post Date: 06/11/2020
Close Date: 08/15/2020
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive

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$30,000 - $49,999

Dickinson, ND

Job Description:
TITLE: Annual Giving Coordinator

The DSU Heritage Foundation stimulates and fosters an active interest from alumni and friends that encourages participation in the support of the University. This is accomplished by creating and maintaining a consistent flow of funds to achieve our vision of being the premier support for the University’s commitment to provide the finest and most invigorating global-learning environment. The DSU Heritage Foundation secures, manages, and disburses these private funds for the benefit of the student and the University.
This position supports the annual scholarship budget by prioritizing all Annual Giving Campaigns. This person will be responsible but not limited to: developing and maintaining campaigns, cultivating, soliciting, and stewardship strategies for a significant population of annual giving donors. This person will also work with the BHBC and BHTDC to expand their efforts. The focus of this positon will be external and will require travel to areas around the nation, as well as travel within the state of North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota. This position will also work with the Executive Director and develop plans for successful Annual Giving Campaigns and special initiatives.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Executive Director of the DSU Heritage Foundation

• Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field
o OR Associates degree & 3 years of directly related work experience
• Two (2) years of direct fund-raising experience
• Demonstrated ability to manage a large number of prospective donors resulting in significant increased gifts.
• Excellent professional writing, editing, and analytical skills, public speaking and expository skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interface professionally with alumni, parents, administration, faculty, staff and students.
• Ability to work collaboratively with volunteers and volunteer group.
• Ability to work independently with minimal direction, minimal administrative support, as well as the ability to work well with others.
• Superior organizational skills.
• Effectively work with the donors community, academic community, and colleagues in a cooperative environment.
• Excellent and demonstrated goal-oriented management skills (self-motivated, detail oriented, and donor centered).
• Knowledge on communication through numerous platforms.

• Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software
• Familiarity with all advanced features of Microsoft Office suite of products
• Ability to learn and apply new computing software applications quickly
• Flexibility
• Good humor
• Knowledge of selective higher education development activities

COMPENSATION: Includes a salary of $40,000 - $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. And a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

LOCATION: Dickinson, ND

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible

• Manage Annual Academic, Athletic and extra-curricular Campaigns and all communications.
o Develop all communications related to these campaigns while working with the Departments and the Athletic department
o Use superior organizational skills and record all content into RE
o Assist BHBC and BHTDC with all annual giving events
o Develop alumni giving strategy within departments, athletics and extra-curricular activities
o Manage athletic coaches in all giving areas including but not limited to: Fundraker, Unrestricted, Annual and alumni contact campaigns
o Manage Department chairs in all giving areas including but not limited to: Fundraker, Unrestricted, Annual and alumni contact campaigns
o Assist the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program fundraising campaigns
o Assist in bi-annual Magazine production
o Manage 2-3 work study students who assist in areas of annual fundraising
o Work with the communications department at DSU including athletic SID
o Work independently with minimal direction/administrative support
o Work well with others
o Successfully manage a full load of approximately 150-175 assigned prospects. Through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with the goal of soliciting them for the Annual Scholarship Funds or other budget relieving initiatives annually
o Manage all sponsorships associated with the annual athletic campaign
o Promote all giving opportunities through the process of solicitation
o Identify annual donors who may wish to provide more investment to the university through endowments or estate planning
o Develop volunteer assistance for the DSU HF
o Assist DSU HF with all events which include but are not limited to: Tailgates (5), golf tournament (2), Post game socials (5), Yuletyme, Cowboys and Candlelight, Sweating for Scholarships, St Patrick’s Day event, and other socials.
o Supervise other annual fundraising positions which may be added.
• Assist Directors and communications
o Work closely with the Executive Director of the DSU Heritage Foundation including but not limited to: setting meetings, endowment campaigns, Estate Planning meetings, documentation of all contacts, representing DSU and the DSU HF at events around Dickinson and the area.
o Work with all members of the Foundation staff to develop proper lists for annual giving.
o Assist in numerous events where minor lifting, 20-40lbs may be required.
o Communications of events and campaign on numerous social media platforms
o Manage Hawk Talk Students and work with the communications department
o Manage all Mass Email communication with database
o Other duties as assigned

This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.

Band: 3000 Professional
Sub Band: 3210 Public Information Professional
Term: 12 months
Status: Full-time (100%), benefitted, exempt (from FLSA overtime)

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications received by Sunday, June 21, 2020 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Complete the online application at http://www2.dsu.nodak.edu/jobopenings/openings.aspx, then upload a cover letter specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications, and a current resume by the date stated above.

For more information about the position, contact the direct supervisor at 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2004 or ty.orton@dickinsonstate.edu

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 483-2476

? Applicants who are eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
? Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
? Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire; sponsorship will not be considered.

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional comprehensive institution within the North Dakota University System, whose primary role is to contribute to intellectual, social, economic, and cultural development, especially to Southwestern North Dakota. The University’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the State of North Dakota.
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Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, religion, gender identity, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, political belief or affiliation, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Dickinson State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, or employment opportunities as required by Title IX. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. Inquiries concerning Title VI, VII, ADA, ADEA, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to either the Title IX Coordinator, Keith James, Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Drive, May Hall, Room 207B, Dickinson, ND 58601 (701) 483-2391, dsu.titleix@dickinsonstate.edu or to the Affirmative Action Officer, Krissy Kilwein, Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Drive, May Hall, Room 309, Dickinson, ND 58601, (701) 483-2370, dsu.affirmativeaction@dickinsonstate.edu.
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