Advertised Employing Department: Iowa State University Foundation
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Ready to use your workday to contribute to something greater? Join the Iowa State University Foundation in its charge to move the university forward through philanthropy, helping thousands reach new levels of greatness. This is the place for the next change-agent – you!
In This Role, You Will...
Work with team members to oversee and participate in periodic financial account reviews to examine compliance with donor intent, appropriate use of funds, timeliness of expenditures and report on findings which will impact future gifting to Iowa State.
Manage special on-going scholarship projects, monitor groups of accounts and prepare financial reports. Manage corporate and foundation relations financial reporting.
Draft gift agreements, structuring provisions to address the unique circumstances of each gift and donor intent.
Lead training for campus administrators on the web-based financial system to ensure a sound understanding of the requirements, procedures and resources available for successful administration of gift accounts.
Develop training resources tailored to enhancing staff understanding of key gift agreement formats, guidelines and issues.
Build relationships with colleagues and campus partners to ensure strengthening fulfillment of donor intent.
Work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff, managing multiple deadlines.
Required Education and Experience:
To Be Successful, You Will Need...
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related area required along with a minimum five years' professional experience with an emphasis in accounting, finance, gift/estate planning, and/or gift/grant administration.
Demonstrated ability to think conceptually; strong attention to detail; strong analytical and information management skills with a high comfort level for learning new software applications.
Savvy relationship-building and communication skills. You should be articulate and persuasive with diplomacy and tact to represent the foundation to multiple constituents.
Creative problem-solving skills and resourcefulness, while multi-tasking and managing multiple initiatives.
Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and maintain confidentiality where necessary.
Independent self-starter with the ability to work effectively in a team oriented environment, a dedicated work ethic and a positive and professional attitude.
Creativity, patience, a sense of humor and a belief in our organizational values of integrity, donor-centeredness, fiduciary responsibility, results-oriented, diversity of thought, innovation and balance.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Prior higher education, public sector, nonprofit, and/or philanthropic administrative experience in a constituency responsive fast paced team environment involving agreements, policies and compliance issues is preferred.
This vacancy is posted for the ISU Foundation. It is not an Iowa State University position.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.