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Kansas State University Assistant Director of Development in Manhattan, Kansas

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Assistant Director of Development

Department: 3670001110 K-State Athletics Inc (Agcy)

Job no: 516724

Employment type: Athletics

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Executive / Director / Management, Student Affairs / Services, Athletics, Food Safety/Science/Systems

Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for an ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, which is a full-time, salaried, benefits-eligible position.

An example of job duties includes but are not limited to:

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 175+ major gift prospects focusing on solicitations of \$50,000 and above.
  • Conduct at least 15-20 strategic moves with prospects and donors per month and participate in a minimum of 25+ solicitations per year.
  • Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and lifetime giving potential of individual prospects.
  • Frequent travel in the state of Kansas and some national travel is required.
  • Must have a valid driver\'s license at all times.
  • Aggressively identify and formally qualify new major gift prospects by developing and executing long-range and short-range strategies and plans to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects, producing a continuous stream of donors capable of making gifts of \$50,000 or more to K-State Athletics.
  • Partner with Athletic Development colleagues to develop, plan and execute successful fundraising campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with academic and other unit colleagues on campus.
  • Participate in Athletic Development events as appropriate, including but not limited to football, volleyball, women\'s soccer, men\'s and women\'s basketball and baseball game activities, on- and off-campus donor activities, and other special events.

Why Join Us:

K-State Athletics, Inc. is a proud member of the Big 12 Conference. We are looking for someone who wants to become a member of our staff to help advance our Development Office through hard work, knowledge, and dedication.

Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-Stat, our supporters and each other.

For more information on K-State Athletics, please visit http://www.kstatesports.com

For more information on Manhattan, KS and the University, please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/

The 2021 annual survey by Forbes magazine, \"America\'s Best Employers by State List{target="_blank"}\", finds Kansas State University rates among the Top 3 employers in the state and is the best university employer in Kansas.

Manhattan was ranked # 19 in \"Best Small Cities (under 75,000 population) in the U.S. by NerdWallet.com for Quality of Life, Economic Health, and Affordability while Livability.com named Manhattan the #1 College Town in America in 2018. K-State Athletics is also a proud member of the Big 12 Conference.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment a d cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.{target="_blank"}

What You\'ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor\'s degree at time of application

  • Two or more years of college athletics major gift fundraising experience, sales experience, or comparable experience within a college athletics department or higher education

  • Successful track record of development and/or sales productivity in a complex work environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master\'s degree
  • Three or more years of college athletics major gift fundraising experience, or comparable experience within a college athletics department
  • Experience working with and managing a portfolio of donors
  • Experience fundraising in NCAA Division I athletics

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to promote and demonstrate respe

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