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Director or Senior Director of Advancement Services

Company: Cornell College
Location: Mount Vernon
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Director or Senior Director of Advancement Services Job Category: Fundraising and Development Cornell College invites applications for a full-time director or senior director of advancement services. This position provides leadership and oversight within the areas of annual giving, communication, advancement data operations, analysis, and reporting. This individual provides strategic direction and guidance to enable the success of all advancement functions and teams. This position works -closely with departmental staff on a wide variety of operational initiatives: including but not limited to process documentation, cross-training, creating efficiencies and improving effectiveness. This position also oversees the strategy, development, and execution of the annual giving program in collaboration with the director and associate director of annual giving. This position also oversees gift administration and the integrity, accuracy, organization, and maintenance of alumni and donor data.Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statementhere .)About Cornell CollegeCornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of theICR Iowa region.QualificationsBachelor's degree and five years of related experience, including three years of supervisory experience required. Experience in nonprofit and/or higher education preferred.Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in overseeing fundraising best practices and related compliance.
  • Experience managing others, prioritizing and organizing projects, and working in a team-focused environment.
  • Experience leading new major initiatives at a department level (such as system conversion, capital campaign, etc.)
  • Experience and knowledge of process improvement, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with system management, with a preference for experience or certification with Blackbaud for Raiser's Edge.
  • Experience in problem analysis, problem resolution, and decision making.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in using Microsoft applications, Google Suite products, and department/organization software.To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references through Cornell College's online application system.Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires the satisfactory completion of a background check.

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