Western Illinois University Assistant Director of Development, WQPT in Moline, Illinois

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:**


RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for coordinating all membership and individual giving programs, including the development and implementation of membership and individual giving fund raising strategies and campaigns, stewardship of gifts and database management.

RANK & SALARY:Assistant Director, salary commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.


*REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: *Bachelor's Degree or equivalent. Experience in managing a development program. Thorough knowledge of membership database software, analysis and reports. Knowledge of direct mail and telemarketing procedures and strategies, and experience in working with these types of fundraising vendors. Knowledge of postal regulations and bulk mailing procedures. Experience with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience in non-profit fundraising and/or client relations. Specific experience in dealing directly with donors and donor issues a plus. Experience with Sales Force or other public television databases a plus. Knowledge of PBS and CPB-related restrictions and guidelines concerning fundraising for public broadcasting stations. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated desire to continually learn on the job and to function as part of an energetic, professional, and collegial member of a team in a fast-paced environment. Understanding of and a strong commitment to the goals of public media, particularly knowledge and understanding of PBS programs and mission. Thorough knowledge of membership processes that are specific to the public broadcasting environment preferred.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

Additional Information:**

THE DEPARTMENT: WQPT is the Quad Cities PBS Television Station licensed to Western Illinois University and located on the WIU-QC campus in Moline. WQPT is the PBS station for the Quad Cities, serving 22 counties in Illinois and Iowa with public broadcasting services. WQPT exists to serve the educational, cultural, and informational needs of the Quad Cities and surrounding communities through noncommercial television and educational services of exceptional quality to viewers of all ages and individuals from all walks of life. WQPT informs citizens. WQPT strengthens our communities. WQPT promotes families. WQPT provides a substantial local presence in the Quad Cities.

These services include two television channels, educational resources to area schools, and community outreach initiatives including Embracing Our Military and early childhood education. The station is a self-supporting entity within Western Illinois University, who holds the station's noncommercial broadcast license.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 14 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S. News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,109): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,332): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:**

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

*Note* In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on April 20, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: *Dawn Schmitt at dd-schmitt@wiu.edu. *

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu

Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions

Department: Other/Unknown

Locations: Moline, IL

Posted: Mar 21, '18

Type: FT - Continuous