Career Opportunities

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS (DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS) – SIU CARBONDALE

Description: Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Director for Development and Alumni Relations (Director of Donor Relations). The Assistant Director is responsible for managing an institutional-wide stewardship program that consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and/or SIU Foundation at the principal gift level ($100,000 or greater). This position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years’ experience in donor relations or similar customer services field is required. Substantial experience in a professional or academic setting in which customer service is provided to elite or high-end clients is required. Strong communication skills, planning, and attention to detail is required.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess proven leadership and organizational skills.

This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

Compensation: The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience; there is an excellent fringe benefits package.

Application Procedure: Please submit nominations or a letter of application with a current resume and the names and phone numbers of at least three references to:

Screening Committee
Director of Donor Relations
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Relations
Colyer Hall 101B – Mail Code 4309
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1235 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Application Deadline: March 23, 2017, or until filled.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT (CONSTITUENT RELATIONS) – INTERNAL SEARCH

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Description: Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director for Development (Constituent Relations). The successful candidate will be responsible for fundraising and stewardship activities associated with internal constituents and is expected to identify, cultivate and solicit private philanthropic financial support from SIU Carbondale faculty/staff, SIU Carbondale retirees, alumni and friends of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The position will also develop and lead the following initiatives: • Alumni Class Reunion Giving Programs • SIU Carbondale Senior Class Giving projects • SIU Carbondale Student Engagement in Philanthropy Day • Managing solicitation processes from the campus community • Maintaining a campus-wide solicitation/event calendar. Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the university relating to faculty, students, instruction and research. Prepare proposals and gift agreements as required for proper gift documentation. Ensure effective records maintenance, including timely filing of requests for prospect assignments, prospect strategies and contact reports using SIU Foundation’s prospect management system. Travel, including nights and weekends, required. This position requires the ability to use good judgment, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality and represent the university with tact and diplomacy at all times.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years’ successful professional experience in fundraising or related non-profit organization work, alumni relations, PR/Marketing, or closely related field. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in nonprofit management or closely-related subject may be substituted for the two years of experience. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with annual giving programming in a higher education environment.

Excellent writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as strong organizational and time-management skills, computer competence, adaptability, and the ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

Compensation: The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience; there is an excellent fringe benefits package.

Application Procedure: Please submit nominations or a letter of application with a current resume and the names and phone numbers of at least three references to:

Screening Committee
Constituent Relations Position
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Relations
Colyer Hall 101B – Mail Code 4309
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1235 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Application Deadline: March 29, 2017, or until filled.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.