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    Posted: 08/06/2020

    Supplemental Information

    Northwestern State University, Office of University Advancement is currently seeking applicants for the position of Associate Director of Development. 

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

    To Apply: Submit letter of application, resume, official transcript, and contact information ( email address and phone number) for three professional references to: 
    Jill Bankston, CFRE 
    Director of Development 
    NSU Foundation 

    Northwestern State University 
    University Advancement 
    Office: (318) 357-4241  Fax: (318) 357-4387
    535 University Parkway 
    Natchitoches, LA 71497 
    www .nsula.edu 

    The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment.
    Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):
    ·         Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer
    ·         Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

    For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact Frances Conine at 318-357-5286. 
    Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU's campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annual-security-report/.
    Full disclosure statement:  http://universityplanning.nsula.edu/notice-of-non-discrimination/
    *Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to the individual receiving the application packet. 
    Department: University Advancement
    Telephone:  318-357-4241




    • Shall hold a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field; Marketing or Finance background in preferred.
    • Shall have a minimum four years of experience in fund raising, event planning, promotions, and giving campaigns.
    • Must be willing to travel weekly and work long hours, evenings, and some weekends.
    • Shall have experience in customer relationship management, marketing management, and consumer behavior.
    • Must have experience in database analysis, data management, and customer identification/research.
    • Must be goal oriented and wiling to report the outcome of all annual giving campaigns, fund raising events, and active membership of the Columns Fund, Alumni Association, and restricted/unrestricted account.
    • Shall prove ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities, and work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Must be knowledgeable on 501- non-profit organizations, state entities, and endowment fund.
    • Shall meet the required standards defined by Northwestern State University.


    Job Concepts

    The Associate Director of Development is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors for all fundraising initiatives. Responsibilities include working closely with the Director of Development to determine and ensure institutional and organizational goals are met; managing and creating leads for current and potential donors to financially support the NSU Foundation through different giving levels of the Columns Fund; Develop proposals and plans for minor and major gifts including unrestricted, restricted, and annual giving funds that support the mission of Northwestern State University; scheduling visits with prospective donors for the purposes of cultivation and solicitation; helping plan special fundraising events and informational programming; entering relevant donor information into online database and providing leads for major gifts and other opportunities for resource attainment; and carrying out other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.