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  • Full Time
  • Illinois
  • Salary: $46,700
  • Organization Type: Education

SIUE Foundation/SIUE

Development Associate (CS24-138)
Salary  $46,700.00 Annually
Location Edwardsville, IL
Job Type  CS Salaried Full time (SM)
Job Number  00054
Division  Business, School of
Department Business, School of (Central)
Opening Date  01/16/2024
Closing Date  1/30/2024 11:59 PM Central
FLSA  Non-Exempt

To apply:

Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville is currently seeking to fill the role of Development Associate to assist the Senior Director of Development and Major Gift Team Lead in a variety of essential projects and events to support development, alumni relations, and communication activities in the School of Business.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Handles fundraising activities including, but not limited to, solicitation, processing, and stewardship. Implements Awards Management for annual scholarship process from start to finish.

Develop donor relationships, coordinate and conduct donor and prospect meetings. Continue follow up communication with donors, prospects, friends, or alumni regarding gifts and donations at direction of Senior Director of Development. Coordinate and execute promotional activities for the School of Business in partnership with University Marketing & Communications, markets donor events, project manage the annual magazine publication, maintain the School’s website and interactive video board, social media platforms, and support all communications activities.

Coordinate non-academic events for the School, planning, organizing, and directing activities for the School which may include such areas as fundraising and public/social function activities, coordinating contact with and involvement of donors and School partners, as appropriate. Provide support for special events and projects as needed.

After each donor interaction, enter pertinent donor notes, maintain current records for all donor and alumni relations program activities, create and/or update data in RaisersEdge NXT

Provides support to the Senior Director of Development throughout the entire prospect management process including, but not limited to, prospect outreach, data gathering and maintenance, donor/prospect meeting preparation, and follow-up on action items.

Identifies budget requirements and staffing needs on a project or event basis for fundraising operations. Reconcile and process all expenditures of the development office including purchase orders, Pcard purchases, and invoices relating to distribution of development/fundraising products. Supports Senior Director on special projects as needed.

Collaborates with the School of Business Advisory Board and the Dean for activities and functions such as Board meetings and related event planning, communication planning, and volunteer management support for the Board. Other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Public Administration, Mass Communication, Business or a related field required.
Minimum 3 years of work experience in marketing, public relations, and/or planning events or a related work experience.

Preferred: Experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations; experience with fundraising, contact relationship management (CRM) or other database software.

Preferred competencies include: Strong interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write well; high attention to detail and follow-up and excellent organizational skills; ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact; demonstrated skill and knowledge of (or ability to learn quickly) the internal workings of a University as well as the technology tools available to development, including RaisersEdge NXT (the University’s Donor Relationship Management System), Awards Management (formerly Academic Works), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge of HTML and design software such as Cascade and social media platforms; ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting; an exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative; flexibility and adaptability to new programs in an emerging and changing environment; willingness and ability to occasionally travel to non-campus locations for University business; willingness and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Supplemental Information

For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. Each member of the University is responsible for contributing to such a campus environment.

SIUE is a state university – benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

Civil Service Application Information
-In order to qualify for the role, it is important that your complete and detailed employment history and experience is included on the Civil Service application.
-Please upload all of your transcripts (can be unofficial) in order to meet education qualifications.
-Applicants qualifying for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
1040 Rendleman Hall

Edwardsville, Illinois, 62026