The NDSU Foundation is committed to building enduring relationships that maximize advocacy and philanthropy to advance the student-focused, land-grant mission of the University through stewardship, communication, and service. The Foundation collaborates with campus partners, students and alumni, and industry and community leaders to effectively communicate NDSU’s accomplishments, raise funds, manage assets, and administer resources. By prioritizing the needs of NDSU’s students, faculty, and staff, the Foundation is dedicated to enhancing their experiences and improving their outcomes. Guided by values of teamwork, accountability, and transparency, the NDSU Foundation strives to improve the lives of North Dakotans and the world.
The North Dakota State University Foundation seeks an entrepreneurial advancement professional to serve as Vice President of Alumni and Donor Connections (VP). The VP will aggressively grow an alumni and donor engagement program to support NDSU’s transformation and strategic vision for the future. Reporting directly to the NDSU Foundation President and CEO, the VP will oversee a total staff of nine creative services/communications and events/programs professionals, including direct oversight of two director-level reports with a shared goal to build engagement through events, storytelling, volunteerism, and networking and cultivate the next generation of NDSU donors.
The ideal candidate will be a bridge builder who demonstrates an ability to forge relationships across a large and complex audience. The VP will have the opportunity to reimagine NDSU gatherings and partner with alumni, students, businesses, and friends while exploring other stakeholder groups to bring into the life of the University.
As a visionary leader, the VP will serve as the architect of an alumni and donor engagement model, employing innovative tools and digital strategies to bring the Foundation’s communications, marketing, programming, and annual giving into the tech age.