Administrative/Support, Development, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
As a key partner on the College of Design development team, you will prioritize how each day will unfold. Your work will directly impact the department’s strategies, goals and overall success. From putting the important finishing touches on donor messages to maximizing the efficiency of a donor visit, your role could be the difference between a simple interaction and a lasting impression.
Provide leadership to the college’s development program including project oversight, donor issues, documentation management, and office policies and procedures related to the college and the Foundation.
With a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy, you will work closely with development officers, foundation staff, and university partners. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Coordinate development officer travel, including researching, developing and coordinating travel arrangements. You will also help to proactively identify suspects, prospects, and donors to be scheduled for development officer visits.
Manage development officer’s calendar entries and schedules, ensuring they are maintained and updated.
Support and assist with collegiate events and receptions.
Use your excellent writing skills to create, proof, edit, format and finalizing correspondence to prospects and donors. You will also generate mail merge documents and document all correspondence and call reports in databases.
Perform a variety of duties including maintaining donor/prospect information in databases, manage accounting paperwork for gifts, and oversee expense reporting and reimbursements for development officers.
Education & Work Experience
Bachelor’s degree or appropriate related years of experience at a comparable level relating to the duties required of this position.
Minimum of eight years of related work experience required. Education may be substituted for years of work experience.
Desired Skills & Experience
Strong experience with word processing, databases and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office suite and Ascend on Salesforce) along with the ability to learn in-house computer systems.
Excellent verbal and written skills. Must be self-motivated and detail oriented with a high level of accuracy to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences.
Strong commitment to confidentiality to protect important, sensitive information.
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple initiatives with independence and effectiveness.
Strong team orientation, a dedicated work ethic and a positive and professional attitude.
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.
Internal Number: DEVEL01071
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.