OpenStax at Rice University seeks an experienced fundraiser to engage philanthropic partners to support its mission to improve educational access and learning for everyone. OpenStax is a leader in open education resources, education technology, and learning science, impacting 2.8 million students annually. Reporting directly to the director of strategy and development, the associate director will assist in planning, organizing, and managing the development of annual and major gift support for OpenStax. S/he will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects, not limited to individuals, foundations, corporations, and/or governmental entities. This individual will be part of a strategy team, responsible for helping to develop and execute the fundraising strategy for program priorities to increase annual giving. In addition to the director of strategy and development, this position will collaborate with OpenStax leadership and team leaders, as well as other campus partners and the central development office.
The ideal candidate is motivated, a self-starter who has a strong understanding of education, possesses excellent communication and project management skills, is comfortable soliciting gifts, skillful at building relationships, and highly organized.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 21205
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