Director of Development, University Development
Ball State University - Muncie, IN

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Professional contract position available immediately.

Responsibilities: identify, engage, and successfully solicit individuals and corporations for the purpose of securing an increasing amount of major and annual gifts for Ball State University Athletics; plan and implement ongoing major gift activities in order to increase the number and size of private gifts; recruit and lead volunteers who support the development program; support donor relations with gift acknowledgment, stewardship, pledge fulfillment, and gift renewal for contributors; coordinate activities of gift societies where appropriate; plan and manage special events when appropriate.

Minimum qualifications: bachelor’s degree; at least three years of professional work experience; willingness and ability to travel; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy; ability to work as part of an organization without direct daily supervision; outstanding oral, written, and listening communications skills necessary to articulate departmental and institutional viewpoints, goals, priorities, and needs.

Preferred qualifications: master’s degree; three years of experience in fundraising; strong organizational management and interpersonal skills together with self-motivation and ability to motivate others, including staff, faculty, coaches, and volunteers; ability to work as a team member within a complex institution; experience with a capital campaign.

Send cover letter, resume, official transcript(s), and the names and contact information for three references to:

Charles R. Jaggers
Executive Director
University Development
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

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