University Human Resource Services

Associate Vice President, University Development

Professional position available immediately.  

Responsibilities: manage the university’s development programs, including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, and donor relations; serve as the senior fund raising professional and chief major gifts officer with responsibility for directing a diverse fund raising operation, including volunteers, other fund raising professionals, supervisory personnel, and support staff. 

Minimum qualifications: bachelor’s degree; at least eight years of experience in successful fund raising, including annual giving and major gifts; experience in raising funds from individuals as well as corporations and foundations; demonstrated success as a creative and effective manager with expertise in personnel management, strategic planning, program implementation, and fiscal planning and accountability; experience in academic environment, preferably in a public university; willingness and ability to travel; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.

Preferred qualifications:  master’s degree; experience with planning and implementing a comprehensive campaign; exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent Ball State University to internal and external constituents; supportive of the mission, philosophy and values of Ball State University; action oriented; ability to empower others and encourage and support their success; demonstrated success in developing an effective volunteer structure; strong written and verbal communication skills.  

Candidates for contract faculty searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Send cover letter, resume, copy of transcript of highest degree earned, and the names and contact information for three references to:  

Hudson Akin, Vice President for University Advancement
 Ball State University
 Muncie, IN  47306

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

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