Job Description:

The Assistant Director, Advancement will assist with the planning and implementation of a fundraising campaign and events for the radio station, WKSU. This position will identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for gifts; and conduct research to determine needs. This position is also directly responsible for managing a portfolio of at least 150 gift prospects. Reports to the Director of Advancement, WKSU.

In 2017, Kent State University was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  This is the eighth time the university has received this distinction.  Kent State offers a competitive compensation package, great benefits, and an excellent Wellness program.

The essential functions of this position are:

  • Coordinate and implement fundraising activities designed to increase and secure donor response.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for gifts.
  • Conduct research to determine needs.
  • Manage donor prospects within assigned area.
  • Assist in planning and developing special projects relative to interests of prospects.
  • Manage and solicit a portfolio of at least 150 gift prospects.
  • May provide ongoing facilitation of fundraising projects and programs.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field required and at least one year of fundraising or higher education experience is preferred.  Ability to work a flexible work schedule and the ability to travel (which may include overnight stays), and to work nights and weekends as requested – is required.

Job Location: 
Kent, OH
United States
Job Category: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
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to direct you to the application process.  A more detailed description of this position can be found at:  You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website:

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