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Associate Director of Development for the College of Engineering

Associate Director of Development for the College of Engineering

The Wichita State University Foundation seeks to fill the associate director of development position with a qualified candidate with experience in direct in-person solicitation experience. The associate director will be responsible for securing gifts of $10,000-$50,000 through sponsorships, outright gifts, pledges or deferred instruments and managing a portfolio of 90-110 donors and prospects.

This position will support the primary liaison between assigned college(s)/departments and the WSU Foundation by coordinating prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship with the director of development. This position reports to the director of development for the College of Engineering and will work in close collaboration with the senior director of annual giving.

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

This position will be working with the College of Engineering which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in six departments and is led by Dean Royce Bowden. Dr. Bowden became dean of the college in January 2014 after a distinguished career in higher education as an engineering faculty member and administrator. The College of Engineering is ranked in the top 100 as ranked by U.S News and World Report Best Grad Schools.

Requirements include:

  • At least one to three years of direct in-person solicitation experience
  • 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
  • Ability to exhibit a high level of creativity under tight deadlines
  • Some travel with occasional weekends and evenings

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 WSU Foundation employs more than 43 staff serving in fundraising, accounting, donor engagement, and administrative roles. In this fast-paced, fulfilling environment, the WSU Foundation manages nearly $280 million in net assets and secured more than $40 million in new gifts from more than 13,700 donors during the 2015 fiscal year. The WSU Foundation is housed in the Woodman Alumni Center.

Salary range for this position annually starts at $50,000 and up based on experience. Please submit cover letter which addresses each of the outlined qualifications, a resume, and application ( download application ) to:

Human Resources Manager
WSU Foundation
1845 Fairmount St. – Campus Box 2
Wichita, KS  67260-0002
Application deadline:  September 20, 2015, or until position is filled.
WSU Foundation is an EOE employer.

Administrative Assistant

A dependable, highly organized, detail-oriented and self-starter individual is sought to fill the position of administrative assistant to the vice president for development and will also support two directors of development for the Wichita State University Foundation. Responsibilities include providing administrative support, scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings, preparing correspondence and other reports, submitting travel requests, receipts and expense reports, maintaining filing systems, tracking supervisor’s budgets, creating presentation materials and interacting with donors and Wichita State faculty and staff. Salary range starts at $31,500 and up based on experience.

Successful candidate:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; desktop publishing preferred
  • Able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills
  • Will maintain confidentiality of information, records, and materials
  • Has four years’ administrative experience
  • Is a high school graduate; some college preferred
  • Is a good team player
  • Affirms the core values of the WSU Foundation of Relationships, Integrity, Teamwork and Service

Please submit cover letter which addresses each of the outlined qualifications, a resume, and the application which can be downloaded here: download application  to:

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Human Resources Manager
WSU Foundation
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS  67260-0002
Application deadline:  September 13, 2015.
WSU Foundation is an EOE employer.