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When you join our team, you become part of a group dedicated to advancing Wichita State University and its mission to serve students while contributing to the prosperity of our community and region. Our core values of integrity, teamwork, relationships and service guide the work we do and help create a supportive, dynamic work environment. Want to learn more? Check out our most recent job opportunities below.

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Job opportunities

  • Director of Human Resources

    The Wichita State University Foundation is searching for a dynamic, personable individual to fill the role of Director of Human Resources. This position is responsible for the strategy and implementation of all key HR functions including talent acquisition and management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, Human Resource Information System (HRIS), and policy and leave administration. With a special focus on hiring and retaining top-tier talent, the HR Director will be a champion of our core values: Integrity, Teamwork, Relationships, and Service.

    Minimum requirements for the position include:

    • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution.
    • Four – six years’ progressive experience with leadership in human resources
    • At least two years of full-cycle recruiting experience
    • General knowledge of employment laws and practices
    • Experience in administration of benefits and compensation programs and/or other human resources programs.
    • Project professional image at all times.
    • Commitment to the WSU Foundation core values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Relationships.

    Preferred requirements:

    • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification or equivalent
    • Knowledge of Wichita State University and a commitment to higher education

    The WSU Foundation believes in the power of education. Since 1965, we have worked to advance Wichita State University and the students we serve. Our dedicated staff includes members of the development, annual fund, finance, support, and student teams. We have accomplished big goals in the last few years and don’t plan to slow down anytime soon. Check out some of our favorite stories here!

    The WSU Foundation also offers outstanding benefits, including medical/dental/vision (100% premium paid for employee/50% for dependents), term life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 8.5% company matching on retirement accounts after one year, and more.

    To Apply:
    Please fill out an application, submit your resume and a cover letter by clicking here. We’ll assess your qualifications and reach out if we see a good fit!

    Priority application deadline: January 21, 2022

    WSU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Senior Director of Prospect Development

    The Wichita State University Foundation is excited to begin the search for a Senior Director of Prospect Development. This brand new, strategic position will further the investment in our excellent research team and build new capabilities for the future. The Senior Director will report to our Vice President of Finance and Operations and will lead the Prospect Development team to expand our impact through portfolio development, research, and prioritization.

    Responsibilities for this position include:

    • Leading a team to implement a comprehensive program that includes proactive and reactive prospect identification; donor research; wealth and giving capacity assessments; market research; data mining; and assessment of related vendor screening products and relationships.
    • Using effective relationship skills, acting as a connection point between a strong data analytics team and an effective fundraising team to build a pipeline of donors to Wichita State University.
    • Working with fundraising leaders, consulting on portfolio management, metrics, benchmarking, and tracking.

     

    Our Prospect Development team has deep knowledge of the initiatives of Wichita State University and their work focuses our resources to connect the right donors to the right opportunities at the right time. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to think strategically, influence peers through data storytelling, and move our organization forward with analytic and predictive skills. We welcome candidates who have experience within and beyond higher education who embrace our mission and wish to have a real impact on advancing the future of Wichita State University.

    Minimum requirements for the position include:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • 10+ years’ experience in prospect development, data analytics, or marketing
    • Demonstrated success in a team-management/supervisor role
    • Expertise and facility with wealth screening, data mining, donor modeling, and data analytics techniques, tools, and platforms.
    • Ability to distill and explain complex information in a variety of formats and a high level of attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness.
    • Curiosity and an enthusiasm for problem solving
    • Knowledge of CRM database management systems and reporting applications. Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and the ability to learn new software.
    • Commitment to the WSU Foundation core values: Integrity, Service, Teamwork, and Relationships

     

    Preferred requirements:

    • Prior fundraising experience in a university setting
    • Knowledge of Wichita State University and a commitment to higher education

    We offer outstanding benefits including time off for vacation, sick leave, and volunteering. We also offer top-tier medical/dental/vision coverage (100% premium paid for employee/50% for dependents), term life insurance, short and long term disability, tuition reimbursement, 8.5% company matching on retirement accounts after one year, and more.

    Think this sounds like your dream job? Follow the link below to fill out an application and send any questions to Katherine.Holmgren@wichita.edu

    We can’t wait to meet you!

    To Apply:
    Please fill out an application, submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interests in, and qualifications for, the position by clicking here.

    Priority application deadline: December 10, 2021

    WSU Foundation is an EOE employer

  • Director of Development for Planned Giving

    The Wichita State University Foundation is looking to hire a talented and experienced individual as a Director of Development for Planned Giving. This position primarily works with philanthropic gifts related to estates, trusts, and other financial avenues for deferred giving. The right person for the job will be enthusiastic and results-oriented, able to connect relationally and strategically with alumni and friends to steward existing planned gift donors and develop new planned gifts to benefit Wichita State University.

    Minimum requirements for the position include:

    • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution required
    • At least three years’ direct gift solicitation experience in-person or over the phone, with experience in planned giving, development, legal, financial or trust services or equivalent experience.
    • Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends with occasional regional and national travel.
    • Have and maintain valid driver’s license and insurance.
    • Project professional image at all times.
    • Commitment to the WSU Foundation core values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Relationships.

     

    Preferred requirements:

    • Experience in fundraising within a higher education setting
    • Knowledge of Wichita State University and a commitment to higher education

     

    The WSU Foundation believes in the power of education. Since 1965, we have worked to connect the students, faculty, and staff of Wichita State University with the resources they need to transform their communities. Our dedicated staff includes members of the development, annual fund, finance, support, and student teams. We have accomplished big goals in the last few years and don’t plan to slow down anytime soon. Check out some of our favorite impact stories here!

    The WSU Foundation also offers outstanding benefits including medical/dental/vision (100% premium paid for employee/50% for dependents), term life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 8.5% company matching on retirement accounts after one year, and more.

    To Apply:
    Please fill out an application, submit your resume and a cover letter by clicking here. We’ll assess your qualifications and reach out if we see a good fit!

    WSU Foundation is an EOE employer

  • Director or Associate Director of Development – Kansas City (Remote)

    The Wichita State University Foundation is excited to expand our Kansas City operations! We are actively searching for a talented Shocker fundraiser living in Kansas City to join our development team. This position will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and present donors to Wichita State University. Depending on experience, this will be a Director or Associate Director role. Primary operations will be out of a home-office with frequent in-person and group interaction with WSU donors and alumni across the Kansas City metropolitan area.

    Minimum requirements for the position include:

    • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution required
    • Associate Director of Development: One – three years direct in person solicitation experience
    • Director of Development: Three to seven years direct in person solicitation experience
    • Must be willing to travel locally in the Kansas City-metro area with occasional weekend and evening work and attend the monthly general staff meetings of the Foundation in Wichita
    • Must have and maintain valid driver’s license and insurance
    • Must have space for a home-office. Computer, printer and office supplies provided
    • Project professional image at all times
    • Commitment to the WSU Foundation core values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Relationships

     

    Preferred requirements:

    • Experience in fundraising within a higher education setting
    • Knowledge of Wichita State University and a commitment to higher education

     

    The WSU Foundation believes in the power of education. Since 1965, we have worked to connect the students, faculty, and staff of Wichita State University with the resources they need to transform their communities. Our dedicated staff includes members of the development, annual fund, finance, support, and student teams. We have accomplished big goals in the last few years and don’t plan to slow down anytime soon. Check out some of our favorite impact stories here!

    The WSU Foundation also offers outstanding benefits, including medical/dental/vision (100% premium paid for employee/50% for dependents), term life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 8.5% company matching on retirement accounts after one year, and more.

    To Apply:
    Please fill out an application, submit your resume and a cover letter by clicking here.

    WSU Foundation is an EOE employer

  • Marketing & Communications Team – Open Call

    Calling all Marketers! We are searching for candidates to join our Marketing & Communications team at the Wichita State University Foundation.
    As a unit, the marketing team is responsible for maintaining the Foundation’s brand image and engaging donors through both traditional and digital communications to support our outreach efforts. We are starting the search now to fill multiple positions by the end of the summer.Open positions include:• Creative Director
    • Graphic Designer
    • Marketing Coordinator
    • Marketing & Communications AssistantWe are considering applicants with backgrounds in graphic design, videography, social media management, and/or marketing program management. While each role will have different qualifications and expectations, applicants are encouraged to apply if you have: 

    • Commitment to the WSU Foundation core values: Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Relationships
    • A bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in graphic design, marketing, communications, digital media or related field
    • Excellent communication and strong attention to detail
    • Knowledge of Wichita State University and commitment to higher education

     

    To Apply:

    Interested? Please fill out a general application and submit your resume, cover letter and any relevant portfolio items by clicking here.

    The WSU Foundation believes in the power of education. Since 1965, we have worked to connect the students, faculty, and staff of Wichita State University with the resources they need to transform their communities. Our dedicated staff includes members of the development, annual fund, finance, support, and student teams. We have accomplished big goals in the last few years and don’t plan to slow down anytime soon. Check out some of our favorite stories here!

    The WSU Foundation also offers outstanding benefits, including medical/dental/vision (100% premium paid for employee/50% for dependents), term life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 8.5% company matching on retirement accounts after one year, and more.

    WSU Foundation is an EOE employer

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We care about you

We believe the best way to grow employees is by providing benefits and professional development opportunities that inspire great work.

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full benefits package – 100% premium paid by employer
  • 8.5% retirement plan contribution by employer
  • Tuition assistance
  • Two volunteer service days
  • Attractive and inclusive work environment
  • and more