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Annual Giving Coordinator
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Close Date: 09/16/2018
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive

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$30,000 - $49,999

Dickinson, ND

Job Description:
TITLE: Annual Giving Coordinator

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This position supports the annual scholarship budget relieving giving priority and the Office of Annual Giving by developing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for a significant population of annual giving donors. The focus of this position will be external and will require travel to areas around the nation, as well as travel within the state of North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota. This position will also work with the Executive Director and develop plans for Annual Giving and special initiatives.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Executive Director of the DSU Heritage Foundation


Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field & 2 years of direct fund-raising experience
OR Associates degree & 3 years of directly related work experience
Demonstrated ability to manage a large number of prospective donors resulting in significant increased gifts
Excellent professional writing, editing, and analytical skills, public speaking, & expository skills
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interface professionally with alumni, parents, administration, faculty, staff and students
Ability to work collaboratively with volunteers & volunteer groups
Ability to work independently with minimal direction, minimal administrative support, as well as the ability to work well with others
Superior organizational skills
Effectively work with the donor community, academic community, and colleagues in a cooperative environment
Excellent and demonstrated goal-oriented management skills (self-motivated, detail oriented, and donor-centered)


Familiarity with Raiser's Edge software
Familiarity with advanced features of Microsoft Office suite of products
Ability to learn and apply new computing software applications quickly
Good humor in the face of a database conversion
Knowledge of selective higher education development activities

COMPENSATION: Includes a salary of $30,000 - $35,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. And a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

LOCATION: Dickinson, ND

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible


Use superior organizational skills
Work independently with minimal direction/administrative support
Work well with others
Successfully manage a full load of approximately 150-175 assigned prospects from identification through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with the goal of soliciting them for the Alumni Fund, Scholarship Fund, or other budget-relieving initiatives annually
Promote the giving societies whenever possible
Encourage annual contributions to the University
Coordinate with appropriate volunteers, as applicable
Work closely with the Executive Director of the DSU Heritage Foundation, the Director of Annual Giving for the giving clubs, and members of the Major Gifts staff to ensure that prospective donors at the club levels and above are annually contacted.
Work with the Executive Director to evaluate Annual Giving, Major Gifts, and Planned Giving to continually review donor lists to solicit donors for the proper solicitation levels.
Advise the Executive Director of new programs at the top Annual Giving levels that will encourage increased giving.
Coordinate with members of the Office to develop the top Annual Giving levels messages through the magazine, website, and other communication outlets.
Promote donor events to assigned prospects and be on hand at on-campus and off-campus events.
Related duties as assigned

This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.

Band: 3000 Professional
Sub Band: 3210 Public Information Professional
Term: 12 months
Status: Full-time (100%), benefitted, exempt (from FLSA overtime)

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications received by September 16, 2018 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Complete the online application at http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/about/employment/open-positions/, then upload a cover letter specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications, and a current resume by the date stated above.

For more information about the position, contact the direct supervisor at 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2004 or ty.orton@dickinsonstate.edu

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 483-2476

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire.

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System. The university’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the state of North Dakota. For more information about Dickinson State University please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu and watch this video.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
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