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Executive Director, Bridgewater State University Foundation and Director, Giving Programs and Campaigns

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Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

Posting Details

Position Information

Title Executive Director, Bridgewater State University Foundation and Director, Giving Programs and Campaigns
Department Summary

The University Advancement Division is the fundraising arm of Bridgewater State University and works closely with all departments on campus .

Position Summary

The Executive Director for the Bridgewater State University Foundation and Director of Giving Programs and Campaign Initiatives will manage the day-to-day operations of the Foundation as well as the planning and implementation of a multimillion dollar campaign. He/she attends fundraising events, oversees the distribution of scholarships and grants and evaluates the effectiveness of past programs. As the face of the Foundation, he/she builds and maintains long-term relationships with key donors and potential donors. He/she works closely with the Foundation Board to accomplish the goals of the organization and especially with the Chairperson.
The Executive Director collaborates with others in the campus and external community to increase and maintain the Foundation’s visibility. He/she attends events that may not be related to the Foundation directly to demonstrate the Foundation’s role within the external community and to help insure that others will attend the Foundation’s events. He/she is charged with setting a collaborative leadership example that will encourage cooperation and good working relationships with his/her staff, within the Board of Foundation Trustees and in the campus and external community.

All communications materials are approved by the Executive Director before their final printing to make sure they adhere to the Foundation’s desired message and image. This includes annual and quarterly reports, newsletters, fundraising letters and event flyers, press releases and other marketing and advertising materials. This will require working closely with Marketing and Communications.
Working with the Foundation’s Controller and financial advisers, the Executive Director prepares and proposes an annual budget to the board. The Executive Director presents the proposed budget to the board, explains increases and new plans from one year to the next, and is prepared to answer questions about budget items.

Position Type Professional Non-Unit
Essential Duties

1. Development and management of all prospect/donor tracking lists, matrices, and pipeline reports;

2. Coordination of all research efforts;

3. Development of cultivation and solicitation strategies for all prospective donors and coordination of cultivation and solicitation assignments;

4. Development of all briefing papers, talking points, and presentation materials for all gift solicitations, including detailed information on the prospect, background, giving history, potential interests, and request strategy;

5. Design and management of the gift acknowledgment and recognition system;

6. Oversight, guidance, and management of fundraising committees;

7. Regular monitoring and oversight of campaign and annual fund activity, keeping the campaign on schedule and identifying and addressing issues as they arise;

8. Preparation of regular campaign updates and reports;

9. Resource and support campus leadership and volunteers in all fundraising activities.

10. Manage the day-to-day operations of the Foundation

11. Attend fundraising events.

12. Oversee the distribution of scholarships and grants.

13. Build and maintain long-term relationships with key donors and potential donors.

14. Work closely with the Foundation Board and the Chairperson.

15. Collaborate with internal and external community members to increase and maintain the Foundation’s visibility.
16. Works closely with the Foundation’s Controller and financial advisers.

17. Approve all communication materials from the Foundation.

18. Resource and support campus leadership and volunteers in all fundraising activities.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree required

2. Minimum five years of development experience, including staff management and major gifts responsibility;

3. Excellent managerial skills;

4. Strong public presentation abilities;

5. Excellent writing and editing abilities;

6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required;

7. Strong ethical and professional standards and the ability to motivate and inspire a commitment to the University’s mission in both staff and volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s strongly preferred;

Work Environment

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.

Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Salary Range $135,000-$145,000

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00232P
Open Date 07/19/2017
Application Review Start Date
Close Date 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.

*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents