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Associate Director/Director/Senior Director of Development

The North Dakota State University Foundation and Alumni Association (“Foundation”) seeks innovative, collaborative and mission-driven individuals to join a growing team of development professionals dedicated to maximizing advocacy and philanthropy to advance North Dakota’s land-grant university. This position serves as a major gift officer with key priorities that advance the College of Science and Mathematics. This position will focus on identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of an assigned portfolio of major gifts of $25,000 or more and leadership gifts of $1 million or more from prospects and donors; and has an important role in partnering with the College, NDSU campus leaders and other directors of development to assist in the execution of priorities to meet the goals of the university’s strategic vision and mission. Title is dependent upon the successful candidate’s level of experience.

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of two years or more in major gift, planned gift, leadership development or similar comparable professional experience, and a willingness to travel. Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative approach to building teams and fostering a best place to work culture are essential. Preferred qualifications include strong background in a higher education environment from an institutionally-related foundation setting.

Located in Fargo, North Dakota, the North Dakota State University Foundation and Alumni Association is committed to building enduring relationships that maximize advocacy and philanthropy to support North Dakota State University. Within the bounds of protecting donor privacy, we conduct our business transparently and with integrity and honesty. We are committed to excellence and maintaining public trust and inclusiveness. We collaborate with campus partners, students and alumni, along with business, industry and the community to share North Dakota State University’s story, raise funds, manage assets and administer resources. The Foundation manages total assets of nearly $250 million, including an endowment of approximately $166 million.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

Application Process: For full consideration, all candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to

Applicant interviews may begin before the closing date; however no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For full position description including duties and qualifications, please visit our Careers page at:

The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, national origin, physical and mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a U.S. veteran.