Principal Gifts Manager (#988456)

Reference: JOB962
Employer: Kent State University

Responsible for coordinating the activities of the Principal Gifts program and managing its administration.  These activities include managing special projects, events, supplemental research and briefings, and strategic planning related to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of PG prospects and donors.  This position drives the careful planning, implementation, and progress of strategies and activities that engage the most philanthropically significant prospects and donors of the university with its most important funding priorities. Serves as a member of the Senior Associate Vice President’s senior staff. Reports to the Senior Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of five years of experience in donor relations, customer service, fundraising, project management or related area.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree and experience in higher education preferred.


Kent State has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.  The annual report recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies.  This is the eighth time the university has been selected for this honor in ten years.


Application Deadline:  October 31, 2017


Application Process:  Please apply online at; include a resume and cover letter.  For a quick link to the application and a complete job description use:  You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website:  This is a 5-year term position and will be re-evaluated at the end of the term.


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posted October 26, 2017