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Development Director

Iowa Wesleyan University

Last Updated: 11/17/21

Job Description

Development Director

Iowa Wesleyan University is seeking Iowa Wesleyan University invites applications for the Development Director position to oversee the fundraising activities of the university. The Development Director reports to the Vice President for Advancement and Athletics. This is an exempt position and is an integral member of the Campus Community, the Advancement Staff.


  • Manage a portfolio of 125-175 alumni donors and prospective donors.
  • Responsibility for the design and implementation of their cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
  • Frequent travel (currently limited by Covid-19 pandemic) along with virtual (Zoom) visits to engage these key members of the Iowa Wesleyan University community.
  • Work to increase the diversity of the College's donor base so it more closely aligns with the diversity of the alumni body.
  • Closing give- and six-figure gifts in support of the mission and values of the University


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advance relationships strategically and proactively across a diverse alumni base.
  • A sense of judgment and integrity.
  • Personal capacity to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to contributing to an inclusive culture.
  • Able to travel 35-50% of the time to different areas of the country.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to drive university vehicles

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates must upload their letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references at

No phone calls please, candidates will be contacted if search committee needs further information. Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

Company Details

Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States
The academic programs at Iowa Wesleyan include undergraduate, graduate, and online learning. Service-learning is integrated into the curriculum, ensuring that all students connect classroom learning with service to others. Located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan offers a variety of arts and cultural opportunities for southeast Iowa. Art shows, concerts, lectures, and plays take place throu...