Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
Increases philanthropic support to St. Cloud State University by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors. Employs a relationship-oriented approach to secure new, renewed, and upgraded gifts of $1,000-$50,000 from a portfolio of individuals, corporates and trusts, & foundations. Works to promote the President's Club and increase the number of donors within this leadership giving group. Educates donors on the importance of unrestricted giving and works collaboratively with team members to facilitate positive alumni relations and donor management.
Manage a portfolio of leadership and major gift donors and prospects:
Implement a strategic and consistent relationship-oriented approach to increase philanthropic support from individuals (alumni and friends), corporates, and trusts & foundations
Promote the importance of unrestricted giving and work to secure funds that align with the mission of the University
Implement effective moves management strategies and ensure that metrics and targets are achieved and exceeded
Participate in alumni and special events to cultivate alumni, supporters, and friends of the University.
Ensure moves management is recorded in database and utilized effectively to maximize relationships and philanthropic support.
Promote the President's Club and identify ways in which to strengthen the program and increase the number of donors.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree plus one year of experience in a fundraising OR Bachelor's degree plus two years of experience in a fundraising
Ability to speak and write in a persuasive manner
Knowledge of the understanding of human motivation and principles affecting fundraising
Demonstrated ability to ask for philanthropic contributions
Creativity, innovation, and self-motivation and the ability to work in a complex organization
Ability to interact with the community of St. Cloud State University as a members of its external relations efforts
Ability to project a positive image of service that presents the University positively
Ability to understand and articulate the character and mission of St. Cloud State University and the Foundation
Need to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Good judgment, discretion and confidentiality are required in this position
Three to five years of experience in fundraising and higher education
Position requires some overnight travel that may last for periods of several days. May require to assist with event delivery which may include moving of materials, lifting of boxes and items.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations. Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.