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Under direction of the VP of Development, the Development Officer represents Utah Valley University and the Woodbury School of Business to external parties including business leaders, government leaders, and philanthropists; represents the Director of Development or Dean at various functions within the university and in the community; builds excellent public relations with local, regional, national, and international businesses and other appropriate organizations; creates a development plan to fund school initiatives and works with the Development director and dean to establish appropriate development priorities; and, works directly with Development to coordinate fund raising activities across campus.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline plus three years of staff level experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling seven years.
Experience in a comprehensive capital campaign preferred.
Knowledge of and significant direct experience with fund raising procedures, techniques, and the ability to apply this knowledge in personal fund raising.
Knowledge of gift planning strategies.
Knowledge of academic operations, governance, and culture.
Experience with administration, including methods and techniques for the preparation and analysis of budgets and the review of expenditure with conformity with budgets.
Strong knowledge of effective web-based search engines and search strategies.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Strong aptitude with standard office productivity software, which must include MS Office programs.
Effective problem solving and decision-making skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with business, philanthropic, and community leaders.
Ability to think conceptually, globally, and understand the comprehensive operation of an institution of higher education.
Ability to effectively manage records and databases.
Ability to appropriately represent the dean/unit leader and the interests of their unit.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and a strong strategic planner and critical thinker; exceptionally collaborative and team-focused; possess a professional outlook and keen sense of accountability for their efforts; and be highly energetic, focused, and outcomes-oriented.
Ability to plan effective development strategies for donors.
Ability to freely navigate the entire Orem campus, visits other campus locations, and attend local and national meetings.
Ability to travel with the dean to represent the school at various functions around the country.
Ability to secure personal transportation.
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