Senior Leader of Development

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Job Description

Position:Senior Leader of Development
Reports to:Office of Development
Date Posted:December 20, 2013
Date Available:Immediately

Coordinate the functions of a broad-based development office and oversight for the processes that support and enhance the fundraising efforts of the university; provide key leadership in the university’s program of personal cultivation of donors and prospects to build the financial strength of the institution; maintain a significant personal portfolio of donors and donor prospects; and work collaboratively with other staff within the Advancement area to establish productive relationships with multiple constituencies, including alumni, church leaders and congregations, local and regional community, business and governmental leaders and faculty and staff, and to perform related duties as assigned. The successful candidate will lead significant enhancement of the Development Office’s prospect management capabilities working either with the capabilities of the university’s existing PeopleSoft administrative software system or through identification and implementation of another prospect management program, while helping to develop appropriate metrics for assessment of development officer performance and supporting accountability. Depending on qualifications and experience, the successful candidate may be involved various aspects of planning and implementation of the institution’s next campaign which is anticipated to be closely connected to the celebration of the university’s 100th year in 2017. The successful candidate will be a member of the Advancement Leadership Team and will report to the Vice President for Advancement.


A minimum of 5 years of successful experience as a development officer or in a position closely aligned to the financial support of a non-for-profit organization is expected. Experience managing development-related personnel and/or processes will be a positive. Successful candidate should have strong communication skill, both verbal and written, and should demonstrate success in management of people and processes.  The successful candidate should be energetic, self-motivated and comfortable working in a team-oriented environment that fosters collaboration across all aspects of the university’s advancement activities. The ability to establish warm professional relationships with constituents based on integrity, trust and respect is essential. The ability to adapt to and effectively utilize appropriate technology is important. Experience in the writing and development of grant proposals and/or experience with PeopleSoft administrative software is a plus. The successful candidate will be enthusiastically supportive of the mission of the university, will exhibit a strong commitment to personal faith, and be comfortable with the lifestyle expectations of the university. A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree could strengthen an applicant’s candidacy.

Application Process:Qualified and interested University employees should contact the Assistant Director of Human Resources, Decker Hall Room 10, Anderson University.  Current employees are also expected to notify their supervisor of their interest in this position.  Persons not currently employed by Anderson University may submit an application to the Assistant Director of Human Resources, Decker Hall Room 10, Anderson University, 1100 East 5th Street, Anderson, IN 46012,  Persons with an application on file may call (765) 641-4132 to express an interest in this position. A university employment application must be submitted.
Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology. The University’s location in the central part of the state allows easy access to state parks, several boating lakes, and beautiful farmland.  The close proximity to Indianapolis, the state’s capital, offers a full range of cultural and entertainment amenities.

AU is an equal opportunity employer. Persons who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. Anderson University complies with federal and state requirements for non-discrimination in employment with regard to sex, age, race, color, disability, and national and ethnic origin.

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