Director of Development

Trine University - Angola, IN3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $65,000 a year
Director of Development
Angola, Indiana

Trine University, the fastest growing private university in Indiana, is growing our Alumni and Development team and is seeking an experienced front line fundraiser.

The Development Director shall formulate, implement and oversee strategic fundraising plan designed to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift suspects, prospects, current donors and past donors for the purpose of providing financial support for the priorities of the University.

Essential Responsibilities
Plan, develop, implement, administer, evaluate and monitor an aggressive major gift fund raising program in an assigned geographical area and/or by individuals/businesses/corporations, with the minimum of $10,000 being used as the criteria to be considered as a major gift prospect.
Conduct appropriate fund raising activities in support of the budget and programs focused in individual donor upgrading, cultivation and solicitation.
Cultivate and steward present donors as well as complete discovery visits with new potential donors.
Ensure that all requests for information and clarification from donors and potential donors are responded to in accurate, timely and professional manner.
Work with the 50th reunion class on their class gift.
Maintain donor/prospect record keeping system ensuring that accurate and complete records of information and activity are prepared and maintained in Raiser’s Edge.
Requires flexible scheduling, significant time away from the office to meet with prospective donors whether local, regional or national as assigned, periodic weekend and evening assignments, as well as activities and other duties as assigned by the President or the Vice President Development.
Bachelor’s degree required
At least 3 years of experience as a front line fundraiser
Experience in planned giving is preferred but not required
Experience with Raiser's Edge is preferred but not required
Overnight travel is required
Driver's license is required
Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.