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Director Major Gifts and Annual Giving

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Athens State University

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Position Summary Information Duties POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Major Gifts and Annual Giving is responsible for fundraising activities and strategies designed to increase giving to the Athens State University Foundation by alumni and friends of the University. The Director will be a leader in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts and will be responsible for the development and achievement of fundraising goals. RESPONSIBILITIES: \u2022Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a broad variety of donors including alumni, corporations, foundations, and individuals who desire to support the Athens State University Foundation. \u2022Develop major gift and annual fund plans and strategies in conjunction with the Assistant Vice President of University Development. \u2022Participate in the development of materials including brochures, case statements and other media that support the Foundation\u2019s fundraising goals. \u2022Participate in fundraising initiatives for special events and projects relating to University development as assigned. \u2022Initiate and recommend an annual giving plan based on the Foundation\u2019s goals and strategic plans that will lead to increased alumni and friend participation and involvement with the University. \u2022Manage the annual Phonathon to include hiring callers, accepting donations, updating records and following through with reminders, receipts and thank you letters. \u2022Prepare and complete reports in a timely fashion to document activities related to fundraising goals and objectives. \u2022Actively recruit and engage alumni and friends of the University to participate in University events and activities. \u2022Travel in-state and out-of-state and work flexible hours including nights and weekends. \u2022Assist in preparing and providing material for University publications including The Column, press releases and other materials as needed. \u2022Actively participate in updating and enhancement of the Advancement database to ensure information is current and accurate. \u2022Follow the policies of the University and Foundation in regard to the processing and acceptance of gifts. \u2022Actively works toward building cooperative and collaborative relationships with University Colleges, Departments, faculty, staff and community entities. \u2022Participate in projects, events and other duties as assigned. \u2022Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need. \u2022Identifies opportunities for improvements to work practices and offers viable solutions for implementation. \u2022Proactively engages in problem solving related to tasks in this position with internal and external constituencies. \u2022Routinely practices self-monitoring by assessing self to make improvements or take corrective action to improve performance. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: \u2022Bachelor\u2019s degree \u2022Working knowledge in fundraising strategies and techniques as endorsed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) \u2022Ability to move up to 50 lbs QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: \u2022Master\u2019s Degree \u2022Working knowledge in fundraising strategies and techniques as endorsed by the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Salary Schedule $65,000 \u2013 $78,371, minimum to midpoint, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits. Posting Detail Information University Information Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society\u2019s \u201cTop 20 Events in the Southeast\u201d including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention. EEO Statement Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity\/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175. Background Check Statement In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check. Close Date 06\/06\/2018 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application

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