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Director of Development

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Wichita State University Foundation
Wichita, Kansas, United States
18 days ago


The Wichita State University Foundation is searching for a major gift officer to work with our College of Health Professions and as a generalist in an assigned geographic territory.  This is an exciting opportunity to raise support for the important academic programs in the College of Health Professions, including Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Public Health, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Medical Laboratory Sciences.  The new director of development will play a major role in advancing the College of Health Professions as a strategic partner with the greater Wichita medical community.  Working closely with the college dean and faculty, this person will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors while learning from and contributing to a strong team of fundraisers.  The right candidate will have achieved major gift fundraising success, possess strong interpersonal skills, be committed to public higher education, and demonstrate strong internal motivation.

The WSU Foundation believes in the power of education. Since 1965, we have worked to connect the students, faculty, and staff of Wichita State University with the resources they need to transform their communities. Our dedicated staff includes members of the development, annual fund, finance, support, and student teams. We have accomplished big goals in the last few years and don't plan to slow down anytime soon. Check out some of our favorite stories at

The WSU Foundation also offers outstanding benefits, including medical/dental/vision (100% premium paid for employee/50% for dependents), term life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 8.5% company matching on retirement accounts after one year, and more.


Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution required
  • Three years development experience at the major gift level in higher education or equivalent fundraising experience
  • Must be willing to travel and work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Must have and maintain valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Commitment to the WSU Foundation core values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork, and Relationships

Preferred requirements:

  • Graduate degree from accredited institution
  • Knowledge of Wichita State University and a commitment to higher education

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57164859
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Development
  • Company Name: Wichita State University Foundation
  • Industry: Educational
  • Category: Development - General,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Minimum Salary: $65,000
  • Maximum Salary: $90,000
  • Suggested Education: 4 Year Degree
  • Desired Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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