Director of Development-CCIM

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7106197 (Ref.No. BSU32265)
Posted: July 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Identify, engage, and successfully solicit individuals and corporations for the purposes of securing major, annual, and planned gifts for Ball State University; plan and implement ongoing major gift activities on behalf of a college or other university constituent group in order to increase the number and size of private gifts.

Ball State Foundation is driven by our commitment to students, alumni, donors, and the exceptional individuals on our team. We place an emphasis on fiscal responsibility, the principles of accountability, transparency, and responsible stewardship. Join our team as we continue to grow the culture of beneficence for Ball State University through focus on intentional engagement and exceptional fundraising as we embark on our most ambitious fundraising goal ever — to take student support to the next level, both financially and academically.

Job Function:

Identify, engage, and successfully solicit individuals and corporations for the purposes of securing major, annual, and planned gifts for Ball State University; plan and implement ongoing major gift activities on behalf of a college or other university constituent group in order to increase the number and size of private gifts.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Education:

Master's degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience:

At least three years of professional work experience.

Preferred Experience:

Three years of experience in fundraising.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide development leadership by identifying, engaging and successfully soliciting individuals for major gifts (major gift=$25,000 or greater) towards annually determined fundraising and solicitation goal.
  • Develop solicitation strategies for major gift donors by conducting research, identifying and prioritizing top prospective donors, creating plans for engaging donors with the university, and establishing philanthropic relationships which lead to securing a major gift.
  • Responsible for conducting a minimum of 150 visits annually with donors and prospects.
  • Provide overall administrative and managerial leadership for a major gift program on behalf of the assigned college/area; leadership includes exercising independent judgment and initiative in creating comprehensive major gift strategies which are aligned with the fundraising priorities of the university.
  • Coordinate relationships and development activities with other administrative areas, campus units, peer development officers, and departmental leaders.
  • Manage and monitor donor relationships and prospects effectively; ensure appropriate call reports and documentation are properly recorded.
  • Contact donors as needed for purposes of gift acknowledgment, stewardship, pledge fulfillment, and gift renewal.
  • Promote information about giving societies and donor recognition to prospects and donors.
  • Plan and manage special donor events and other functions, when necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.