Bellevue University offers quality liberal arts and career-oriented programs at undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student body through both in-class and online venues. Our Advancement Office is currently looking for an energetic and knowledgeable individual to fill our Executive Director for Advancement position.
Primary Function: The Executive Director serves as the Chief Advancement Officer and is responsible for designing and implementing programs that increase funding opportunities for key strategic initiatives and constituent involvement and engagement in University activities. The advancement function includes responsibility in overseeing numerous Major Gift Fundraising and Stewardship and Constituent Communications.
Major Gift Fundraising and Stewardship.
- Works with University Leadership in developing key funding strategies/projects.
- Develops compelling Case for Support and funding materials.
- Seeks Major Gift commitments from Board Members, Donors, and Prospects.
- Ongoing cultivation/stewardship activities including annual visits and update reports with Major Donors and Prospects.
- Oversees/Manages Process for Major Donors and Prospects.
- Assists the University President in developing and assisting with Strategic Networks that enhance educational partnerships and funding opportunities
- Oversees communications with all major constituent groups including board members, donors, educational partners, alumni, and community advocates
- Serves as a University Advocate in the community, with local and national leaders and organizations, and our educational partners to build and enhance relationships important to University Strategies and success.
- Responsible for key Donor Events, Recognition Activities and Student Scholarship Reception.
- Oversees Data Management of Donor and Alumni Records.
- Promotes Alumni engagement activities focused on career enhancement, student referrals, and returning to school.
Major University Events
- Works in conjunction with the University President and Leadership to plan and execute the Annual Signature and other key events.
- Bachelor’s degree with Master’s Degree preferred.
- Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in educational fundraising and/or business development field.
- A record of leadership and accomplishment in developing and nurturing relationships and in major gift solicitations.
- Strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities.
- Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a positive, customer-oriented attitude.
- Ability to operate under stressful, time-sensitive deadlines.
- Strong commitment to quality and personal ethics.
- Ability to work independently, but also as part of team.
- Willingness to travel as a representative of the University.
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software and other relevant applications and technology platforms.
Bellevue University, the largest private, non-profit university in Nebraska, is located just south of Omaha and is part of a vibrant and prosperous metropolitan area of nearly one million residents. Forbes has ranked Omaha as the nation’s most affordable place to live (2011), one of the top ten fastest growing cities in America (2010), and one of the best places for business and careers in America (2010). We emphasize teaching excellence, cyber-active learning, and interactive education. Benefits (health, dental, vision, tuition, etc.) are available with this position.
For more information, check out our home page at http://www.bellevue.edu.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to the public, current and prospective students, and current and prospective employees. The Bellevue University Consumer Information webpage, found at www.bellevue.edu/student-support/consumer-information/consumer-information, provides readily accessible information to help consumers make informed decisions about post-secondary education. Bellevue University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR), found at www.bellevue.edu/student-support/consumer-information/pdfs/annual-safety-report.pdf, provides information about campus crime statistics and institutional security policies and procedures as well as information about student housing fire statistics and fire safety policies. You can obtain a paper copy of these reports from the Bellevue Dean of Students office by calling 402-557-7028. In addition to this, Bellevue University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.