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Assistant Director of Donor Engagement

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Position Information

Working Title Assistant Director of Donor Engagement
Department University Development & Alumni Relations
Compensation Title
Position Number 30020651
Position Status Regular
Work Schedule

8:15 am to 4:30 pm; Varies depending on need; Some travel nights and weekends is required.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of Position

This position will work to build relationships with donors and stakeholders, and develop and implement strategies to deepen donor and stakeholder engagement with the university.

Primary Responsibilities

In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, develop and implement strategies to strengthen our long-term relationships with key alumni, donors, and stakeholders.

Plan and execute strategic cultivation opportunities/experiences.

Deepen our constituent engagement with the university: identify and share events, activities, and experiences with our alumni/constituents that utilize their talents, pique their interest, or connect them to other like-minded professionals.

Act as a liaison between the Directors of Development, Director of Alumni Programs & Councils, Director of Donor Relations, and AVP for Government, Corporate, and Foundation Engagement.


• Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to collaborate with others and work well in a team
• Good decision-making skills
• Good listener – listen to alumni and stakeholder interests and connect them with opportunities
• Strong decision-maker: ability to determine when to include others in decisions, tactful, and thoughtful
• Creative and curious, willing to search out answers and suggest alternative solutions.

Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education
Minimum Experience 2 years
Pay Grade S70

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2017S783
Job Open Date 08/16/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  2. What is your highest level of education?
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree or higher

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References