As the Unit Lead for the College of Veterinary Medicine, you will manage the fundraising operation for the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Clinic. This will include leading a team of fundraising professionals, frequently meeting with donors face-to-face in their homes, at events or hosting at a restaurant or coffee shop. Working each day to connect donors’ philanthropic interests with campus priorities, you will blend your professional knowledge, relationship building, developing programs and talent with philanthropic strategies.
Based on qualifications and experience, a selected candidate may hold one of these job titles: Senior or Executive Director of Development.
In This Role, You Will…
Lead and manage the fundraising operation of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Clinic to meet the private support needs of the college.
Collaborate and consult with the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and college administrators to set fundraising priorities and develop strategies to achieve goals. Effectively translate ideas into action by designing fundraising plans tied to the priority needs of the college.
Provide leadership to a team of development professionals. Provide coaching and guidance to help the team achieve their personal and unit goals.
Develop and implement appropriate stewardship activity for donors and prospects in assigned areas.
Participate in strategic planning, cultivation and stewardship of leadership gift prospects assigned to the college.
To Be Successful, You Will Need…
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree or professional certification preferred.
6-years of professional fundraising experience or appropriate related experience; experience in higher education fundraising preferred. Experience managing professional fundraising staff and budget management.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Frequent participation in evening and weekend work-related activities.
Must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursable), when needed.
Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
Competency in making face-to-face solicitations
Problem-solving skills and resourcefulness. You can champion donor-centeredness by understanding the desires of the donors and creating simple solutions.
Strong team orientation, a dedicated work ethic and a positive and professional attitude.
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple initiatives.
Ability to use a variety of software applications.
Creativity, patience, a sense of humor and a belief in our organizational mission of: Aligning donor passion and generosity to advance Iowa State University’s land grant ideals
We Can Help You Move forward…
You’ve put in a lot of work to get where you are today, and now you’re ready to utilize your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve even more. Make the next step count – move forward with us!
To APPLY please include the following items:
Cover letter with salary requirements
Three professional references’ names and contact information
Internal Number: SREXE01042
About Iowa State University Foundation
The Iowa State University Foundation is a private non-profit organization dedicated to securing and stewarding private gifts and grants that benefit Iowa State University. Each year, thousands of generous benefactors make gifts to show their support for Iowa State.