Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
Position overview: Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Assistant Vice President for Development is a departmental leader within the University’s advancement team. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for managing the fundraising programs and personnel. In addition, the Assistant Vice President is a leadership gift officer.
Essential job functions: Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:
Serve as departmental supervisor and administrator. Assist the vice president for advancement in the general administration of the department, including serving as divisional head in the absence of the vice president. Work may include representing the division or middle management staff on interdepartmental committees such as University Council.
Provide leadership in the development of a comprehensive fundraising campaign, including oversight of all annual, major, planned, and campaign projects.
Manage the development department’s budget.
Serve as leadership gifts officer. Qualify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward gifts for an assigned group of major gift donors and prospects of $25,000 or more.
Lead the development team in achieving the annual goals of the fundraising program; including leadership gifts and annual giving from individuals, corporations and foundations.
Support the implementation of special fund-raising initiatives. Projects may include supporting special events, such as ground breakings and dedications; donor appreciation events; and coordinating the installation of donor recognition items.
Oversee and supervise the design and production of all development material including publications, brochures, web-based, and social media content.
Participate in divisional activities that support Manchester University’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
Perform other duties as directed by the vice president for advancement.
Maintain all information in a highly confidential manner
Work schedule: This is a full time, exempt position. A minimum of forty (40) hours per week (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday) will be the general rule. Frequent workday schedule changes, evenings, weekends and travel will be required to fulfill position requirements.
What we offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment.
To apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred.
CFRE preferred, with five or more years’ relevant experience in fund raising, financial planning, or not-for-profit management.
Basic knowledge of computers, including fundraising software (Raisers-Edge) and software for word processing, excel, power point and Outlook.
Must be highly proficient in written communication for document composition and proofreading purposes and possess polished oral communication skills and telephone etiquette.
Professional appearance and the ability to interact effectively with persons at all organizational levels are essential.
Must be highly self-directed, well organized, detail oriented, and comfortable completing tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
Must possess the ability to multitask and coordinate multiple office activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
Confidentiality is a must.
Must be able to consistently present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment.
About Manchester University
Manchester is an independent, residential liberal arts college located in North Manchester, Ind., offering more than 55 areas of study to about 1,300 students from 24 states and 24 countries. The College also offers two master’s degree programs, and, in August 2012, will offer a four-year professional doctoral program in pharmacy in Fort Wayne, Ind. Its faculty develops side-by-side relationships with students through small class sizes, service learning and high academic expectations. Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester College respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester College values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community. Alumni/ae include Andrew Cordier, co-founder of the United Nations; Paul Flory, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry; Jane Henney, former commissioner of the... U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Mike Emrick, lead play-by-play announcer on Fox Sports’ national coverage of the NHL; and Gene Likens, discoverer of acid rain in North America. In the past fifteen years, 28 students have been named Fulbright Scholars. The 2012 America’s Best Colleges guide of U.S. News & World Report ranks Manchester College fourth in the Midwest in its "Great Schools, Great Prices" ranking. The college is located just 30 minutes from Fort Wayne, Ind., and within three hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, Toledo, and Detroit.