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Ball State University Director of Prospect Research in Muncie, Indiana

POSTING NUMBERless thanbr>202000630Pless thanbr> NUMBER OF VACANCIESless thanbr>1less thanbr> DESIRED START DATEless thanbr>10/16/2020less thanbr> POSITION END DATE (IF TEMPORARY)less thanbr> OPEN DATEless thanbr>09/03/2020less thanbr> APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH DATEless thanbr>10/02/2020less thanbr> OPEN UNTIL FILLEDless thanbr>Noless thanbr> INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSCRIPTSless thanbr>The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.less thanbr> SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARYless thanbr> POSITION TITLEless thanbr>Director of Prospect Researchless thanbr> ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONless thanbr> Would you like to work with dynamic, award winning, results-focused colleagues in a collaborative, team driven model* Do you prefer a silo free environment-one with no barriers between development, alumni engagement, and stewardship* The Ball State University Foundation is seeking a strategic and experienced leader to play a key role in what will be the most aggressive fundraising campaign in BSU history, currently in the early planning stages.less thanbr> We re committed to an empowering, entrepreneurial management philosophy, and our integrated team is raising funds, engaging alumni, and serving donors in better ways to support Ball State students. Would you like to join us*less thanbr> BENEFITS AND COMMUNITYless thanbr> thanbr> RELOCATIONless thanbr> thanbr> FLSAless thanbr>Administrative Exemptionless thanbr> HRS/WEEKless thanbr>40less thanbr> LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENTless thanbr>Full-Time At-Willless thanbr> POSITION FUNCTIONless thanbr> The director will work closely with frontline fundraising staff, Foundation leadership and the University President to develop strategies encouraging proactive research and prospect management efforts to ensure Ball State University is building a broad-based principal and major gift pipeline that ensures fundraising success. The director provides leadership and sets the strategic direction for prospect identification and qualification, proactive research, and prospect strategy. The position is a critical player in building and growing a sustainable donor pipeline.less thanbr> MINIMUM EDUCATIONless thanbr> Bachelor s degree.less thanbr> MINIMUM EXPERIENCEless thanbr> At least three years of professional work experience in higher education, non-profit or equivalent setting; three or more years of fundraising, development, analytics or research experience.less thanbr> MINIMUM OTHERless thanbr> Proficiency in the Microsoft suite; Experience with databases and/or CRM s; Management experience.less thanbr> AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE USless thanbr>Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.less thanbr> PREFERRED EDUCATIONless thanbr> Master s degree.less thanbr> PREFERRED EXPERIENCEless thanbr> More than five years of prospect management and/or research experience; thorough understanding of and experience in major gift prospect identification and moves management within a university or related setting; Ability to interpret, analyze and summarize complex biographical, business and financial data; Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of philanthropy and in particular the ethics and best practices set by APRA (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement); working experience with Blackbaud and Fundraiser Performance Management; Familiarity with the demands of Prospect Management/Research during a capital campaign.less thanbr> PREFERRED OTHERless thanbr> PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENINGless thanbr>Requires successful completion of a background check an