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CASE North America Fundraising Residency Program

CASE’s North America Fundraising Residency Program is an unparalleled, career-launching opportunity for high-quality graduates and postgrads seeking fundraising positions within higher education.

For those interested in fundraising, philanthropy and advancement in education, this program is a great way to begin a career in the sector while getting direct support and training from one of the largest associations for education advancement professionals.


How to Apply

The application period for the 2019 North America Fundraising Residency Program has closed.

Want to Be a Host Institution?

If your institution is interested in learning more about hosting a resident, please contact Anita Walton, senior director of diversity and talent management, at

2019-2020 Host Institutions: 

Dartmouth College*
DePaul University
Massachusetts College Of Liberal Arts
North Carolina State University*
Ohio University
Oregon State University Foundation*
Pennsylvania State University
University of Calgary
University of Iowa Foundation*
University of North Carolina Asheville*
University of Toronto*
University of Washington*

As of November 30, 2018
Returning host insitution*

2018-2019 Host Institutions: 

Austin Peay State University
Colorado College
Dartmouth College
Elgin Academy
Kansas State University
North Carolina State University
Oregon State University Foundation
Rice University
The Ohio State University
University of California, Davis
University of Iowa
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of Toronto
University of Washington

Why should you consider a career in higher education fundraising?

The North America Fundraising Residency Program is a unique opportunity to develop a range of skills and experience while performing a yearlong residency at a host institution in North America. In addition, residents benefit from access to professional development at CASE’s Summer Institute, a designated CASE district conference, webinars and mentoring. Residents have the opportunity to build an invaluable, supportive network of peers.

What are the residency program's dates?

July 2019 – June 2020.

What does the residency program include?

Residents work within assigned area(s) of an advancement office of an educational institution, gaining experience and developing skills in prospect management, annual giving, stewardship, fundraising campaigns, major gifts, events and partnerships. The breadth of the experience provides residents with a well-rounded view of fundraising within education and the role it plays in supporting institutions. Selected residents receive:

  • Employment as a resident by a host university on a 50‐week contract. Residents receive salary and benefits determined by their host institution placement in conjunction with the institution’s entry-level pay and grading structure.
  • Professional development from CASE including CASE’s flagship conference on educational fundraising (SIEFR) and one designated CASE district conference. Participation in online professional development, including CASE online courses, webinars and career seminars.
  • A built-in two-week exchange during the residency, in which the resident will have the opportunity to work at an exchange institution or department (college, school or unit), giving the resident a different advancement training to enrich the resident’s experience.
  • A cohort experience, in which residents will work together on a meaningful research project on an advancement topic throughout the year.
  • A mentor, along with networking opportunities via CASE e-Mentoring and access to CASE professional communities.
  • Connection to a designated talent management/career coach.
  • Yearlong membership to CASE and a CASE book allowance.

Eligibility Requirements

    • Applicants must obtain a baccalaureate degree prior to the first day of the residency orientation (July 2019).
    • Must be interested in entering the education fundraising profession.
    • The resident cannot currently be a full-time permanent employed at the host institution.
    • Must be eligible to work in the United States or Canada without sponsorship.