Vice President of Development

Northern State University in South Dakota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 2, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Northern State University is accepting applications for a Vice President of Development in the Foundation Office.


Qualifications:  Bachelors degree, Masters degree preferred.  Minimum of five years of full-time progressive experience in fundraising/development with a proven record of success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding special or major gifts, preferably in a university/higher education environment.


Responsibilities:  Under the direction of the President and CEO of the NSU Foundation and in close connection with the NSU Director of Athletics, the V.P. of Development will be responsible for managing principal and leadership major gift fundraising activities for the NSU Foundation, with an emphasis on athletic fundraising.  The V.P. of Development may also perform other duties as needed.


Setting:  Northern State University is a premier residential institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities.  Since 2007 NSU has been continuously named by US News and World Report as one of the best undergraduate institutions in the Midwest.  NSU is fully accredited by the NCATE, NASM, NIBS and HLC.  Northern offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).  For more information about NSU and its programs visit:


Northern State University is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern S.D.  The city has a population of approximately 25,000 people and is a retail hub for the region.  The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region.


Application: Review of applications will begin May 19, 2014.  Position is open until filled with a July 1, 2014 start date.  For more information regarding this position, and to apply, visit:  Click on Northern State University in the Quick Search section.  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  Finalists may be subject to a background investigation, internet search, and a check of references.  Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources Office.  AA/EOE

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