Established in 1970, the NKU Foundation was created to manage privately donated gifts for Northern Kentucky University. The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization governed by an elected Board of Directors. Since its inception, the Foundation has helped transform NKU into a thriving, metropolitan university that has spent the last 50 years dedicated to living our mission of engaging, empowering and elevating the people and region we serve.
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by approximately 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving campus near Cincinnati. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. Dr. Ashish Vaidya has served as Northern Kentucky University's sixth president since July 1, 2018.
NKU is committed to reducing barriers and improving affordability of education. A central goal is to increase the number of first-generation, post-traditional, international, and underrepresented students. In pursuit of these goals, NKU launched Further, Faster: The Campaign for NKU in May 2019 with a goal of raising $75 million. Already 65% to completion, this position will be a key member of the fundraising team that will complete the campaign.
NKUHAILE/US BANKCOLLEGE OF BUSINESS
NKU's Haile/US Bank College of Business is hiring a Director of Development to lead its advancement initiatives. Join the new Dean, Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby and the central advancement team to positively impact the students and programs of this exceptional business school.
Primary Responsibilities :
The Director of Development reports to the AVP of Development and works closely with the Dean, internal colleagues and external stakeholders across the university to engage, acquire, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors.
Responsible for identifying, executing and providing strategic direction to fulfill the priorities of the Haile/US Bank College of Business. Activities will include conducting high-level cultivation events, strategic and operational planning for the fundraising program, stewardship, volunteer engagement, and corresponding meetings and communications.
Identify, manage and personally solicit a portfolio of 75-100 donor prospects for gifts of $25k and above; conduct 15 personal visits with current donors and prospects monthly; collaborate with prospect researchers and appropriate faculty/staff to identify prospects
Develop an ongoing comprehensive strategy to raise a minimum of $1,000,000 for assigned unit annually while adhering to agreed performance metrics
Write and deliver compelling proposals and analyze program progress to drive performance
Advise the Dean on development activities, important events and programs to attend; be a highly informed advocate for the college inside and outside of campus. Assist and advise the Dean on personal cultivation and solicitation of donors.
Develop an ongoing comprehensive strategy to raise a minimum of $1,000,000 in gifts annually and adhere to agreed performance metrics
Document and maintain quality records in the donor database (Raiser's Edge NXT). This portfolio of managed prospects will be created through engagement with alumni, community supporters, and companies.
Provides peer leadership, mentorship and coaching within the team. As needed, provides training to staff within or outside of immediate department or division in regard to function
Coordinate appointments and materials used by senior staff, faculty, board members, and volunteers for meetings, visits, events, or phone calls. Work with shared administrative staff to ensure effective daily operations.
Some travel and weekend/evening work required. Other duties as assigned.
5 years of professional experience preferably in development, equivalent experience considered
Sales, grant writing, and/or higher education experience a plus
Solid knowledge of fundraising techniques and ability to cultivate and solicit donations from individuals at a major gift level preferred
Organizational perspective, ability to work in a fast paced environment, comfortable with change and associated ambiguity are valued competencies
Strong written and verbal communication skills to prepare, edit and present effective correspondence, proposals, and persuasive solicitation materials for individuals and groups
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships to deliver measurable results
High attention to detail, experience managing multi-phase projects from inception to completion while building consensus
Ability to problem solve and generate creative solutions in order to maintain and strengthen high quality relationships with donors
Exceptional ethics and integrity, ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality
Must have passion for philanthropy, higher education, NKU, and the community that it serves
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience: 5 years
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Internal Number: 8278
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.