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Senior Director of Development for the Barton School of Business
Director of Development for the College of Health Professions


Senior Director of Development for the Barton School of Business

The Wichita State University Foundation seeks a high-performing, motivated, self-starter to serve in the newly created position of senior director of development responsible for raising major gifts in support of the W. Frank Barton School of Business.

The W. Frank Barton School of Business is one of six degree-granting colleges at Wichita State University and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Accounting, Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, Real Estate, Decision Sciences, & Management Information Systems.  The college is among only 165 business schools world-wide to have achieved accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for all of its undergraduate and graduate business and accounting programs.

With over 15,000 students, Wichita State University has been the linchpin of higher education in south-central Kansas by combining a traditional college experience with the advantages of being located in the state’s cultural and industrial hub. Dr. John Bardo is in his third year as the president of Wichita State University and is moving quickly with a transformation for campus improvements and an innovation campus master plan. A multi-year, multi-million dollar comprehensive fundraising campaign is currently in progress, with many initiatives identified for programmatic and facilities funding opportunities.  A new building to house the W. Frank Barton School of Business will be part of this campaign.  Half of the projected $70 million cost for this facility will be raised from private sources. This is an exciting time to be part of the WSU Foundation staff.

Primary responsibilities for the Senior Director of Development are to identify, cultivate and solicit individual major gift prospects, and steward donors. This position will supervise the Director of Development for the School and is one of seven major gift officers who report to the Vice President for Development of the WSU Foundation.

Requirements include:

  • At least seven years or equivalent of successful work experience in major gift solicitation, marketing, or financial services. 
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution. 
  • Attitude-focused on core values of integrity, relationships, teamwork and service.
  • The commitment to maintain confidentiality of information, records and materials.
  • Self-motivated to set, attain and surpass goals, with minimal supervision.
  • Some regional and national travel.


As an independently incorporated not-for-profit organization, the WSU Foundation’s mission is “to enhance a community of learning excellence for our students and faculty through philanthropy and stewardship” by facilitating the philanthropic interests of donors with the educational needs of WSU students, faculty and staff. The Foundation employs more than 35 staff serving in fundraising, accounting, communications, administrative and support roles. In this fast-paced, fulfilling environment, the Foundation manages nearly $260 million in net assets and secured more than $31.4 million in new gifts from over 13,700 donors during the 2014 fiscal year. The Foundation is housed in the Woodman Alumni Center.

Salary range for this position annually is $90,000 – $110,000. Please submit cover letter which addresses each of the outlined qualifications, a resume, and application (download application) to:

Rebecca Reiling
Human Resources Manager
WSU Foundation
rebecca.reiling@wichita.edu
1845 Fairmount St. – Campus Box 2
Wichita, KS  67260-0002
Application deadline: until position is filled.
WSU Foundation is an EOE employer.


Director of Development for the College of Health Professions

The Wichita State University Foundation seeks to fill the Director of Development position with a qualified candidate with experience in higher education fundraising. The Director will be responsible for major gift fundraising ($35,000+) and managing a portfolio of 90-110 donors and prospects.

This position will be the primary liaison between assigned college(s)/departments and the Foundation by coordinating prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship with the college dean(s).

The candidate will exemplify the Foundation’s core values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Relationships and represent WSU Foundation and Wichita State University in a professional manner creating a positive image with all constituencies.

This position will be working with College of Health Professions which offers twenty-three health professions programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree levels. These programs are organized within three schools, The School of Oral Health (which includes the Advanced Education in General Dentistry post-doctoral residency program and Dental Hygiene), the School of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences (which includes Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy and Public Health Sciences).

Requirements include:

  • At least three years or equivalent of successful work experience in major gift solicitation, marketing, or financial/trust/wealth management fields. CFRE designation preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution. A graduate degree is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information, records and materials.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Some travel with occasional weekend and evening.

As an independently incorporated not-for-profit organization, the WSU Foundation’s mission is “to enhance a community of learning excellence for our students and faculty through philanthropy and stewardship” by facilitating the philanthropic interests of donors with the educational needs of WSU students, faculty and staff. The Foundation employs more than 35 staff serving in fundraising, accounting, communications, administrative and support roles. In this fast-paced, fulfilling environment, the Foundation manages nearly $260 million in net assets and secured more than $31.4 million in new gifts from more than 13,700 donors during the 2014 fiscal year. The Foundation is housed in the Woodman Alumni Center.

Salary range for this position annually is $70,000 – $90,000. Please submit cover letter which addresses each of the outlined qualifications, a resume and application (download application) to:

Rebecca Reiling
Human Resources Manager
WSU Foundation
rebecca.reiling@wichita.edu
1845 Fairmount St. – Campus Box 2
Wichita, KS  67260-0002
Application deadline:  until position is filled.
WSU Foundation is an EOE employer.