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Director of Development - Development & Foundation

Cedar Falls, IA

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Plans, directs and implements annually identified activities relevant to fundraising priorities and needs for the College of Education (COE) and the University of Northern Iowa Foundation; coordinates external relations, donor programs and events that support the fundraising work plan; develops and implements current and new fundraising, recognition and stewardship programs as appropriate; makes individual contacts with alumni, friends and businesses to solicit funding support for the UNI Foundation; networks with department heads, faculty, and staff to facilitate resource development initiatives; and represents the UNI Foundation in a wide range of professional settings and to a wide range of constituents.

Bachelor's degree plus a combination of at least three years of successfully demonstrated fundraising/non-profit development experience working directly with donors, or functioning as a key member of a fundraising/sales team, or similar significant direct client contact experience in sales and marketing required. Frequent overnight travel will be necessary. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated commitment to educational excellence; creativity, self motivation and the ability to build rapport quickly and effectively with alumni, friends, and businesses; and working knowledge of higher education preferred.

Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by Tuesday, July 17, 2018 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit

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Posted 07/02/18

Job ID: 64847