Position Details: A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.
Mayville State University is seeking an Executive Foundation Director. This is a full-time position with full benefits. Executive Foundation Director will provide overall leadership and general supervision for daily operations of the Foundation, including strategic direction, program development, operations, financial management, personnel management, and donor/community relations. The Executive Director plans, coordinates and assures the implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the Foundation. The position assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development including but not limited to volunteer and donor management, research and cultivation, solicitation of major gifts, gift processing and recognition. The Executive Director maintains transparent accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources. The Executive Director reports to both the President of Mayville State University and the Chairman of the Foundation Board.
Ability to convey a vision of Mayville State University’s strategic future to staff and students and alumni
High level of teamwork/cooperation/collaboration, initiative, customer service and organizational skills
Ability to work flexible hours. Some early morning, evenings and weekend hours are required
Demonstrated organizational, managerial and communication skills
Strong public speaking ability
Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and life experiences
Proven major gift and/or planned giving track record of success
Ability to travel for donor visits with some overnight trips
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Marketing, Public Relations or related field required
5 years directly related work experience
Valid Driver’s License
Experience leading, coaching, and developing staff
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
Basic understanding of fund accounting
Grant writing experience
Experience in education or non-profit environment
Proficiency in donor database systems and Microsoft Office software
Applicants must upload the following materials to be considered fully:
A letter of application/cover letter
Copies of licensure and certifications (as applicable)
A current Resume
Review of applications will start on July 10th and continue until the position is filled.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation: Salary and Rank are commensurate with level of preparation and experience.
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
Internal Number: 5890
About Mayville State University
MAYVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY: EDUCATING LEADERS SINCE 1889.
Since its establishment through the state constitution in 1889, Mayville State University is one of North Dakota's original colleges. Teachers Colleges (then called "Normal Schools") had grown rapidly since their introduction into the field of American higher education soon after the Civil War. The Legislature of the Dakota Territory had moved toward the establishment of colleges for teacher education three times, but none of these efforts bore fruit for the people of the area, which later became North Dakota.
The North Dakota Constitutional Convention of 1889 located sites for the nine original state institutions and funded them by a land grant, leaving organization to the First Legislative Assembly. The normal school to be established at Mayville was awarded 30,000 acres in the land grant.
Classes of the Mayville Normal School began in 1890, with funds for a building ("Old Main") provided by the Second Legislative Assembly in early 1891, where classes were initially held in 1893. Since then, Mayville State has steadily grown and progressed. In 1925, the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) authorized Mayville State... to grant a Bachelor of Arts in Education. The Mayville Normal School thus became a "teachers college," providing general education and offering a four-year degree. Successive additions strengthened the curriculum and, as enrollment grew, new buildings appeared.
In 1948, the B.A. in Education became a B.S. in Education and the first non-teaching Bachelor of Arts was offered in 1961. In 1973 and 1982, the college established programs in business administration and computer studies respectively. In the early 1980's, the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of General Studies became available.
The institution's present name, Mayville State University, was approved by the legislature in 1987.