University of North Dakota (UND) is a public research institution, founded in 1883. UND boasts more than 3,000 courses, close to 40 online degree programs, and 80 graduate programs. The school’s student population reaches nearly 15,000, with more than 11,300 undergraduate students. With over 300 programs, degrees, and certificates available, UND has an average class size of 25. UND was ranked in the Top 25 Most Innovative Schools by U.S. News and World Report and has a strong reputation for advancements in health sciences, energy, the environment, aerospace, and entrepreneurship.
The UND Alumni Association & Foundation supports University of North Dakota students, faculty, alumni and the greater community by providing resources for growth and development. The UND Alumni Association & Foundation fosters connections, inspires generosity, and advances the University of North Dakota.
The Vice President of Development, Major Gifts provides strategic direction, vision, and management of the UND Foundation’s major giving program and is responsible for planning and administering a comprehensive fundraising program with the Strategic Fundraising Team. S/He will develop fundraising strategies and priorities, and coordinate all activities, meetings, reports, and outcomes associated with the major gifts fundraising staff. The Vice President of Development, Major Gifts will also personally maintain a portfolio of approximately 50 donors/prospects capable of making gifts of 6 figures. The ideal candidate has a minimum of seven years of direct or relevant experience in fundraising or similar sales activity, particularly leading a broad-based development or sales program in any type of nonprofit organization or academic institution or private company.