Reporting to the Minnesota State Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, the Director of Foundation Services will serve as an advisor, consultant, and advocate for the Foundations within Minnesota State. The Director of Foundation Services will develop training and programming opportunities to improve Foundation effectiveness, increase professionalism, strengthen the network of Foundation colleagues, increase staff retention, and improve partnership with Minnesota State. In addition, the Director of Foundation Services will research collaborative funding opportunities for Minnesota State and the Chancellor to pursue in partnership with college and university Foundations for the benefit of students throughout the state.
About Minnesota State
Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 37 institutions, including 30 community and technical and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 64 percent of the state's undergraduate student population.
We employ more than 15,900 dedicated faculty and staff focused on student success. We provide essential training and specialized certification options for business, industry, and professionals throughout Minnesota.
Benefits include excellent health and dental insurance, retirement package, tuition waiver at Minnesota State institutions (after three years of employment) and flexible working hours.
Resume must reflect all minimum qualifications. Please enter your experience in chronological order, including the month and year of employment.
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution;
Two (2) years working within a foundation setting or other fundraising capacity;
Three (3) years in client service or consulting roles;
Excellent writing, communications, and presentation skills;
Excellent relationship-building skills with contacts at all levels of an organization;
Ability to attend to details, anticipate opportunities, creatively problem-solve, and work collaboratively on advancing solutions
Ability to travel between campuses, with some overnights;
Minnesota State is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
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Internal Number: 19006
About MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.