Executive Director of Major Gifts

By: Buena Vista University

Job Summary:

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Buena Vista University in the search for an Executive Director of Major Gifts.

Reporting to the Vice President for University Development and Alumni Engagement, the Executive Director of Major Gifts will lead the front-line team of major gift officers enabling them to reach their fullest potential in securing philanthropic investment in support of Buena Vista University.  The Executive Director will be a results-driven development manager and a major gifts fundraiser with demonstrated success in metrics-based fundraising.  The Executive Director will also manage a personal portfolio of qualified major gift prospects and lead by example in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of their prospects.

Buena Vista University is an independent, regionally accredited university offering a blended professional and liberal arts curriculum. BVU serves a predominantly Midwest audience with a focus on Iowa and the surrounding states. The university’s main campus is located in picturesque Storm Lake, a diverse, vibrant, and professional community of 11,000 situated in the heartland of northwest Iowa and part of the beautiful Iowa Lakes region.


How to Apply:

A bachelor's degree is required for this position. Seven years of relevant experience is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Buena Vista University.

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