Northwestern College is seeking an advancement officer to contribute to its fundraising efforts. The officer works to support the college’s mission through achieving fundraising objectives by implementing the following strategies:
communicating directly with constituents, primarily through personal visits but also through various other means to build relationships to invite immediate or future financial support
assisting in efforts to raise support for the annual fund, athletic fund, endowment, and capital projects, and also provide general gift planning for donors considering deferred gifts (will bequests, real estate, etc.)
serving as a general ambassador and representative of Northwestern College. Some travel, occasional evenings and weekends are required.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, with preference given to individuals with experience and training in fundraising. A background in communications, marketing, sales, public relations and/or data analytics is a plus. This person should be organized, have good technology skills, be able to speak and write effectively, be able to enthusiastically meet new people from across the generations, listen well, be self-aware of strengths and weaknesses, be compelled to take action independently, and have a collaborative work style.
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send letter of application, résumé and Northwestern College application form to:
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern College • 101 7th St. SW • Orange City, IA 51041
About Northwestern College (IA)
Northwestern College combines academic rigor with a Christ-centered worldview for an education that earns top-10 honors from U.S. News & World Report. Northwestern, founded in 1882, has also been ranked as the third-best college or university in the state by College Consensus and listed consistently on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Two Northwestern faculty members have been named the Iowa Professor of the Year. A member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, Northwestern is committed to integrating faith throughout all aspects of the college. Northwestern has an enrollment of more than 1,300 students from 32 states and 21 countries. More than 80 undergraduate academic programs are offered, along with numerous opportunities for off-campus and overseas study. An online Master of Education program offers seven options. Since 2003, more than $70 million has been spent on construction and renovation projects on Northwestern’s 100-acre campus, including the $24.5 million DeWitt Family Science Center, which was completed in 2018. Orange City, a county seat in... a thriving agricultural and manufacturing region, has been ranked one of the nation’s top-10 Christian college towns by CollegeandSeminary.com. A clean community of 6,000 proud of its Dutch heritage, it has also been named the best town in Iowa in which to raise a family, the happiest city in the state, one of the nation’s 100 best small towns, and the state’s safest town.
Mission: Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.