Job Posting

FEATURED - Director of Development


St. Cloud State University | St. Cloud, MN
Salary Range: $51,978 - $95,976

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with St. Cloud State University in the search for a Director of Development.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Philanthropy, the Director of Development will work to develop and facilitate relationships with external entities to increase philanthropic support to the University. The Director of Development will work to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective donors; coordinate volunteer activities to advance donor fundraising potential; and participate in ongoing stewardship activities. Much of the work involves face-to-face and virtual relationship management. The Director of Development will focus on gifts of $25,000 per year and more. The Director of Development will serve as a key member of the Advancement & Alumni Engagement team and work in close collaboration with other Directors of Development.

St. Cloud State University prepares students for life, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. Through active discovery, applied knowledge, and creative interaction, St. Cloud State positively transforms students and the communities where they live and work. St. Cloud State University provides rigorous and relevant academic experiences with engaged, active learning opportunities in an intellectually vibrant, inclusive, and diverse campus community. Graduates are well-prepared to act as responsible global citizens and professionals who remain actively connected with the University.

The Husky Experience is what truly sets St. Cloud State apart. The University provides individualized support combined with a world-class education that equips graduates with the tools and skills needed to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. The inclusive and vibrant campus community provides the opportunity to learn from, and conduct research alongside, professors who are also renowned researchers in their fields. With more than 200 undergraduate programs of study and over 60 graduate programs, holding nearly every available national accreditation, students can design an educational experience like no other.

Beyond the classroom, St. Cloud State's more than 10,000 students have over 200 clubs and organizations in which they can participate. And Huskies Athletics is home to NCAA Division I and II teams with rich traditions of success. Its student-athletes, coaches, and facilities have helped the Huskies rank among the best NCAA programs in the region.

St. Cloud State University receives recognition off the athletics fields as well. The Broadcast Education Association recognized St. Cloud State in three categories—Sports Production was ranked 4th, followed by a ranking of number 33 in News, and 21st in the Overall list. The University also ranked in the top 10 nationally as one of the most Military Friendly schools. U.S. News & World Report has identified St. Cloud State University among the best regional universities in the Midwest and the University has also been designated as a “College of Distinction.”

St. Cloud State University is seeking candidates that share its commitment to its mission, and in particular, the value it places on diversity, equity, and inclusion as outlined in St. Cloud State University's It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, the St. Cloud State University upholds the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engages in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the University and the surrounding environment.

A bachelor’s degree plus two years of relevant experience in fundraising, relationship management, sales, or equivalent fields or a master’s degree plus one year of relevant experience in fundraising, relationship management, sales, or equivalent fields is required for this position. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of St. Cloud State University as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the position prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $51,978 to $95,976 annually.

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