Staff Openings at MU

 

 

 

Position: Full Time University Safety Officer

Department: University Safety

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Director of University Safety, this official of the University serves as an integral member of the Student Experience team, and is responsible for helping maintain a safe and secure learning environment for the campus community. The University Safety Officer is also responsible for the enforcement of University policies, and regulations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Patrol the campus and respond with appropriate action in the event of fire, emergency weather conditions, or crimes against persons or property.
  • Assist the director in maintaining liaison between emergency-service providers (police, fire, ambulance services, etc.) and the University.
  • Report violations of laws, University policies, and safety and security hazards to the director.
  • Conduct investigations of crimes and incidents, and complete the required reports.
  • Assist crime victims through the reporting process, and in connecting with the appropriate resources.
  • Maintain security of all University buildings by checking, securing, opening, and closing buildings according to a schedule provided by the director and other University officials.
  • Provide information to campus visitors upon request.
  • Monitor campus parking areas and roadways, and enforce traffic/parking regulations by issuing tickets, and/or booting/towing vehicles.
  • Provide traffic direction during University events and programs.
  • Provide escort services when requested.
  • Provide unlock services for classrooms, offices and apartments, upon request.
  • Assist motorists with jump starts, unlocks, and/or referrals to locksmiths or tow services when requested.
  • Maintain and update crime and fire logs, and produce a patrol report for each shift.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, some college education preferred.
  • Experience in law enforcement or safety and security strongly preferred.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license, with a good driver’s record.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Must pass pre-employment testing and evaluations.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of a police radio.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, with a focus on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Must possess word processing skills and a level of proficiency in the use of computers. Microsoft Office experience and understanding required.
  • Must be highly proficient in verbal and written communications, and possess public speaking abilities to assist with programs.
  • Professional appearance and the ability to interact effectively with persons at all organizational levels are essential. Must represent Manchester University with the highest degree of professionalism.
  • Must be highly self-directed, well organized, detail oriented, and able to complete tasks with a minimum degree of supervision.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact and work with students, parents, employees, and visitors.
  • Must possess good judgment in decision making, and a general understanding of how to respond to a variety of difficult situations.
  • Must be able to respect confidential information, and not to share it inappropriately.
  • Must be able to consistently present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment.
  • Must be able to flex work schedule to meet occasional demands of the University.

Other Qualifications (Must be completed within one (1) year of appointment)

  • Certified in standard 1st aid, CPR, AED and blood borne pathogens.
  • Certified in NIMS courses: IS100 and IS700.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of constitutional law, criminal and traffic codes, University policies, and department policies and procedures.

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: This is a full time, non-exempt position, forty (40) hours per week, with shift and work day rotation required. Additional hours or schedule changes may be required occasionally, depending on the needs of the University.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to krjohnson@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


 

Position: Dean of Student Success

Department: Student Success Center

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Dean of Student Success reports to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and provides the vision, leadership, management, accountability, and direction for university-wide efforts to enhance student learning and increase retention, persistence, graduation and post-graduate success. The Dean for Student Success will focus on building and maintaining strategic alignment of all phases of the College’s emerging student retention, persistence and completion agenda through developed collaborative relationships with faculty, students, staff and administration.  The dean will provide leadership for the development and implementation of strategies that support student success for all students (residential, commuters, transfers, international) enrolled in programs (undergraduate, graduate and professional) across the university’s campuses.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership and vision to advising, academic support, disability services, experiential learning, career and professional development, and student retention, persistence and completion.
  • Use internal and external professional development opportunities to increase knowledge, awareness, understanding, engagement and support for advising, academic support, disability services, experiential learning, career and professional development and student retention, persistence and completion.
  • Collaborate with College Deans in providing leadership in faculty advising and advising of special populations of students (open majors, transfers, international, first generation).
  • Collaborate with Center staff and University leaders to create a vision for experiential learning that spans the life of the student experience, builds across the spectrum of volunteerism, service learning, experiential learning, internships, and senior capstones, enhances student retention and completion, aligns with learning outcomes, and demonstrates value to the marketplace.
  • Develop and implement a market-smart strategy to career and professional development that builds intersections between experiential learning and employer needs that culminates with successful placement of students post-graduation.
  • Create flexible and effective processes that constitute a dynamic, seamless and efficient student experience with measurably successful outcomes.
  • Collaborate to develop retention, completion, and student success strategies that support the University’s mission, meet student success goals, support learning outcomes, and other student performance-based standards as required by state and federal sources such as the Higher Learning Commission and other accreditation and regulatory bodies.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to develop the use of inquiry for improvement to explore the student success data and translate the insight generated into measurable action.
  • Collaborate with the administration, faculty and staff to create meaningful learning experiences that meld the academic and nonacademic dimensions of the student experience.
  • Effective personnel management including evaluation of and professional development of the Student Success Center employees.
  • Responsible for budget and cost-effective management within the division.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Counseling, Psychology, Social Sciences or other closely related student success field. A doctoral degree in same preferred but not required.
  • 5-7 years of progressive and successful leadership including supervisory teaching experience in an educational environment (post-secondary institution preferred)
  • Experience in one or more areas related to student success including but not limited to academic support, student retention and completion, advising, experiential learning, career and professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage employees, work as a team-player and motivate employees to advance strategic and operational initiatives.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and team building skills
  • Trustworthiness when handling sensitive information
  • Capacity to function effectively in a multi-tasking, deadline-driven environment
  • Polished interpersonal communication skills and ability to collaborate with successfully with internal and external audiences
  • Strong client service outlook
  • Proficiency in full Microsoft Office Suite applications

Work Schedule: This is a full time (40 hours per week), exempt position, 12-month position, Monday through Friday.  Occasional deviations from this schedule will be necessary to complete responsibilities.  Occasional travel will be required to state, regional or national meetings and to operationalize vision across campuses.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions about the position to Raylene Rospond at rmrospond@manchester.edu.

E-mail application questions to Kourtney Johnson at krjohnson@manchester.edu.

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 


 

Position: Dean of Student Experience [Internal Candidates Only]

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Resources, the Dean of Student Experience provides the vision, leadership, management, accountability, and direction for University-wide efforts to enhance the student experience within a rich and diverse learning community. The Dean for Student Experience will oversee programs designed to support personal, academic, and co-curricular learning opportunities for students. Within a learning community that values inclusion and student engagement, the dean will provide leadership for the development and implementation of strategies that promote and support a positive experience for all students (residential, commuters, transfers, international) enrolled in academic programs (undergraduate, graduate and professional) across the University’s campuses.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership and vision in support of programs and services that enhance learning through student engagement.
  • Create flexible and effective processes that constitute a dynamic, seamless and efficient student experience with measurably successful outcomes.
  • Working closely with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, develop an assessment plan for the Student Experience Center that supports strategic decision-making and applies relevant data to effectively communicate the value of student engagement.
  • In conjunction with Center staff and University leaders create a vision for co-curricular learning that effectively integrates curricular and co-curricular dimensions of the student experience that:
    • span the student experience throughout the University,
    • strengthen opportunities for experiential learning through civic engagement, volunteerism, and service learning, and
    • enhance leadership development  and personal growth for students within a rich and diverse campus community.
  • Ensure a high quality residential environment on the North Manchester campus that enhances the health and safety of our students.
  • Collaborate with key University leaders to ensure a coordinated crisis management team.
  • Supervise the judicial system of the University including procedures pertaining to disciplinary action, assignment of sanctions and appeals.
  • Collaborate with the Dean for the Student Success Center and College Deans to ensure effective and efficient operation of the SuccessNet program.
  • In conjunction with key colleagues across the University, increase knowledge, awareness, understanding, and compliance with Title IX and Clery Act regulations.
  • Effectively lead and supervise Center personnel, including evaluation of and professional development for Student Experience Center staff.
  • Responsible for budget management of the administration of the Student Experience Center and provide oversight for program budgets that comprise the Student Experience Center.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Student Development/Affairs, Educational Leadership, Counseling, Psychology, or other closely related student affairs field.  A doctoral degree in same preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of progressive and successful leadership in one or more areas related to post-secondary student affairs including but not limited to residential life, multicultural affairs, counseling, student activities, or campus religious life.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage employees, work as a team-player and motivate employees to advance strategic and operational initiatives.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and team building skills.
  • Trustworthiness when handling confidential and other sensitive information.
  • Capacity to function effectively in a multi-tasking, deadline-driven environment.
  • Polished interpersonal communication skills and ability to collaborate successfully with internal and external constituents.
  • Proficiency in full Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Work Schedule: This is a full time Monday through Friday (40 hours per week), exempt, 12-month position. Occasional deviations from this schedule will be necessary to complete responsibilities. Occasional travel will be required to state, regional or national meetings and to operationalize vision across campuses.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to krjohnson@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 


 

Position: Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Department: Athletics

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Director of Athletics and is fully responsible for assisting his/her sport including all aspects of coaching, eligibility, budget, scheduling, and recruiting.

Essential Job Functions

  • Represent the Department of Athletics in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively.
  • Abide by the rules for the sport of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University at all times.
  • Fully responsible for assisting head coach for designated athletic team, including the traditional season and non-traditional season, if applicable.
  • Attendance at athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities.
  • Recruiting, including:
    • Taking the NCAA Division III Rules Test online.
    • Recruitment of student-athletes with a commitment to academic success.
    • Assists head coach in developing annual recruitment plan to athletic recruiting liaison.
  • Team Management, including:
    • Assists in determining goals and objectives for sport within the philosophy of the institution.  A written copy may be requested by the Director of Athletics.
    • Assists in organizing and conducting practice sessions.
    • Insure appropriate safety precautions during practice, games and team travel.
    • Cooperation with the Athletic Training staff by submitting practice schedules, game schedules, and complete roster information in a timely fashion.
    • Works with the Sports Information Director in regard to internal and external publicity.
    • Works with Director of Athletics or Assistant Director of Athletics on scheduling and travel details.
    • Works with Director of Athletics on field or court preparations and insures facilities are set up.
    • Arrange for alternate eating plans if practice times conflict with food service schedule.
    • Assists in establishing guidelines for proper conduct of student-athletes.
    • Provides adequate feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance.
    • Responsible for driving University owned vehicles to away competitions.
    • Assists in completing reports as required in for the athletic department.
  • Eligibility, including:
    • Monitors student-athletes’ eligibility during season.
  • Budget, including:
    • Assists in preparing the initial budget request.
    • Assists in ordering equipment through established procedures.
    • Assists in arranging team transportation and makes hotel reservations and organizes team meals on off-campus trips.
    • Assists in completing a yearly inventory.  Issues, collects and stores all equipment.  Arranges for equipment repair.
  • Assists in conducting fundraising activities under the guidelines of the Department of Athletics.
  • Enhance professional growth by attending clinics and workshops as well as belonging to national and state coaching associations.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s preferred, bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in NCAA Division III preferred as a coach or student-athlete.
  • Five years coaching experience preferred.
  • CPR/AED First Aid Certification required (available on-site)

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position.  This is a ten (10) month position with the option to be paid over a twelve (12) month period, starting August 1 of each academic year. Travel is required and includes flexible work hours, especially in-season.  M-F with weekends required.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to krjohnson@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 


 

Position: Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Resources, the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities is the chief academic officer and administrator of the College.  She or he will provide visionary leadership of the faculty within the College in support of the mission, values, and strategic plan of the University.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serves as the chief operating officer of the College, with responsibility for planning, budgets, operations, and evaluation.  Authorized to make decisions within the framework of general operating policies established by the University.
  • In conjunction with the Vice President for Academic Resources, and through collaboration with departmental and program chairs, develops long-range goals for the College and sets about achieving them through high quality programming and effective strategic planning.
  • In close collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Quality and Success, ensures College level compliance with regional accreditation requirements and secures and maintains professional accreditation for relevant programs/departments within the College.
  • Provides academic leadership for the College. Assures that the mission of the University is clarified, pursued, and achieved through the programs of the College. Encourages the faculty to embrace a sense of purpose and challenges the faculty to give maximum performance in the accomplishment of College mission and goals.
  • Serves as liaison between faculty and administration and between the College and the University.  Responsible for recommending and maintaining strong communication between College and University offices and practices.
  • Directs ongoing strategic planning for the College, involving appropriate University personnel and bringing recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Resources regarding academic programs, operating budgets, teaching loads, interdisciplinary programs, research and scholarly endeavors, student enrollment, faculty development, and qualitative improvement. Takes initiative in formulating action plans for the College, seeking faculty, student, and alumni participation in planning whenever feasible.
  • Functions as the chief personnel officer of the College. In cooperation with Deans Council and other University leadership, supports the strategic plan by actively pursuing the recruitment and retention of a broadly diverse faculty and staff.
  • Directs the annual evaluation of College faculty members.  Makes recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Resources regarding appointment, promotion, and tenure and other personnel matters such as compensation, sabbatical leaves, and faculty absences in accordance with University policies.
  • Directs a balanced program of faculty development, including recommendations for committee assignments, long-range planning, faculty seminars, professional meetings, research and publication, workshops on effective teaching, and other continuing education opportunities. Cultivates a balance of teaching, scholarship and service among the faculty without compromising productivity.  The Dean, working closely with departmental and program chairs, will be aware of and proactively respond to individual faculty needs to maximize faculty professional development.
  • In conjunction with University Advancement, and in accordance with the strategic plan, assists in setting fundraising goals, developing strategies, and implementing action plans to meet these goals.
  • Contributes as a professor through pursuit of an active research agenda and as an effective classroom instructor in her or his academic discipline. Cultivates a curricular specialty for personal intellectual fulfillment and to relate meaningfully with faculty and students.
  • As a member of the Deans Council collaborates with University leaders and offices to support the recruitment of a diverse and talented student body while strengthening University-wide retention efforts. 

Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree appropriate for College faculty appointment.
  • Able to represent Manchester University with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Visionary leadership with strong management and team building skills.
  • Proficient budgetary and supervisory skills.
  • Firm commitment to students and diversity in all its forms.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate academic programs and services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, trustees, service providers, community members, and education partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Computer literate.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, motivated, energetic, self-directed, flexible, assertive, proactive, and comfortable completing tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Able to multitask and coordinate multiple office activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality with institutional and student information.
  • Willingness to adapt work schedule to meet the demands of the position.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt, staff position with faculty appointment, with a weekly work schedule that will regularly exceed 40 hours and often include evening and weekend responsibilities as well as occasional travel.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to krjohnson@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 


 

Position: Dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Resources, the Dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences is the chief academic officer and administrator of the College.  She or he will provide visionary leadership of the faculty within the College in support of the mission, values, and strategic plan of the University.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serves as the chief operating officer of the College, with responsibility for planning, budgets, operations, and evaluation.  Authorized to make decisions within the framework of general operating policies established by the University.
  • In conjunction with the Vice President for Academic Resources, and through collaboration with departmental and program chairs, develops long-range goals for the College and sets about achieving them through high quality programming and effective strategic planning.
  • In close collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Quality and Success, ensures College level compliance with regional accreditation requirements and secures and maintains professional accreditation for relevant programs/departments within the College.
  • Provides academic leadership for the College. Assures that the mission of the University is clarified, pursued, and achieved through the programs of the College. Encourages the faculty to embrace a sense of purpose and challenges the faculty to give maximum performance in the accomplishment of College mission and goals.
  • Serves as liaison between faculty and administration and between the College and the University.  Responsible for recommending and maintaining strong communication between College and University offices and practices.
  • Directs ongoing strategic planning for the College, involving appropriate University personnel and bringing recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Resources regarding academic programs, operating budgets, teaching loads, interdisciplinary programs, research and scholarly endeavors, student enrollment, faculty development, and qualitative improvement. Takes initiative in formulating action plans for the College, seeking faculty, student, and alumni participation in planning whenever feasible.
  • Functions as the chief personnel officer of the College. In cooperation with Deans Council and other University leadership, supports the strategic plan by actively pursuing the recruitment and retention of a broadly diverse faculty and staff.
  • Directs the annual evaluation of College faculty members.  Makes recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Resources regarding appointment, promotion, and tenure and other personnel matters such as compensation, sabbatical leaves, and faculty absences in accordance with University policies.
  • Directs a balanced program of faculty development, including recommendations for committee assignments, long-range planning, faculty seminars, professional meetings, research and publication, workshops on effective teaching, and other continuing education opportunities. Cultivates a balance of teaching, scholarship and service among the faculty without compromising productivity.  The Dean, working closely with departmental and program chairs, will be aware of and proactively respond to individual faculty needs to maximize faculty professional development.
  • In conjunction with University Advancement, and in accordance with the strategic plan, assists in setting fundraising goals, developing strategies, and implementing action plans to meet these goals.
  • Contributes as a professor through pursuit of an active research agenda and as an effective classroom instructor in her or his academic discipline. Cultivates a curricular specialty for personal intellectual fulfillment and to relate meaningfully with faculty and students.
  • As a member of the Deans Council collaborates with University leaders and offices to support the recruitment of a diverse and talented student body while strengthening University-wide retention efforts. 

Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree appropriate for College faculty appointment.
  • Able to represent Manchester University with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Visionary leadership with strong management and team building skills.
  • Proficient budgetary and supervisory skills.
  • Firm commitment to students and diversity in all its forms.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate academic programs and services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, trustees, service providers, community members, and education partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Computer literate.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, motivated, energetic, self-directed, flexible, assertive, proactive, and comfortable completing tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Able to multitask and coordinate multiple office activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality with institutional and student information.
  • Willingness to adapt work schedule to meet the demands of the position.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt, staff position with faculty appointment, with a weekly work schedule that will regularly exceed 40 hours and often include evening and weekend responsibilities as well as occasional travel.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to krjohnson@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 


 

Position: Executive Director of Development

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Executive Director of Development is a departmental leader within the University’s advancement team.   The Executive Director is responsible for managing the fundraising programs and personnel. In addition, the Executive Director is a leadership gifts officer.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serve as departmental supervisor and administrator. Assist the vice president for advancement in the general administration of the department, including serving as divisional head in the absence of the vice president. Work may include representing the division or middle management staff on interdepartmental committees such as strategic planning and University Council.
  • Manage the development department’s budget.
  • Serve as leadership gifts officer. Qualify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward gifts for an assigned group of major gift donors and prospects of $25,000 or more.
  • Lead the development team in achieving the annual goals of the fundraising program; including leadership gifts and annual giving from individuals, corporations and foundations. Has responsibility for reporting on progress.
  • Work directly with the vice president for advancement to establish strategies and moves for presidential prospects.
  • Lead the implementation of special fund-raising initiatives. Projects may include overseeing special events, such as ground breakings and dedications; donor appreciation events; and coordinating the installation of donor recognition items. 
  • Oversee and supervise the design and production of all development material including publications, brochures, web-based, and social media content.
  • Participate in divisional activities that support Manchester University’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the vice president for advancement.
  • Maintain all information in a highly confidential manner.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred.
  • CFRE preferred, with five or more years’ relevant experience in fund raising, financial planning, or not-for-profit management.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use a personal computer for:
    • Word processing
    • Spreadsheets
    • E-mail
    • Presentations
    • Fundraising software (preferred)
    • Raiser’s Edge Blackbaud (preferred)
  • Proficiency to operate a telephone and calculator.
  • Must be highly proficient in written communication for document composition and proofreading purposes and possess exceptional oral communication skills and telephone etiquette and exceptional people skills.
  • Professional appearance and the ability to interact effectively with all people at all organizational levels, and of diverse backgrounds, interests and values are essential.  This position must represent Manchester University with the highest degree of professionalism and credibly.
  • Must be highly self-directed, well organized, detail oriented and comfortable completing tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Must possess the abilty to multitask and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Must be trustworthy with knowledge of confidential University and donor information.
  • Must be able to consistently present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends frequently and to travel up to 40 percent of the time.  It is essential that the person holding this position be able and willing to fly on commercial aircraft.

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: This is a full time, exempt position.  A minimum of forty (40) hours per week (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday) will be the general rule.  Frequent workday schedule changes, evenings, weekends and travel will be required to fulfill position requirements.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to krjohnson@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 


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