Director - Major Gifts - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Major Gifts Officers, the Director- Major Gifts School of the Arts collaborates closely with the Dean of the School of the Arts. The Director will be assigned to lead the comprehensive development efforts for the School including developing strategies, managing an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, engaging and cultivating current and prospective donors, directly soliciting donors for major and other gifts, and stewarding donors.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding and Passion for the arts is preferred.


Knowledge of and significant direct experience with fundraising procedures, techniques, and the ability to apply this knowledge in personal fundraising.

Knowledge of academic operations, governance, and culture.

Strong knowledge of effective web-based search engines and search strategies.

Knowledge of standard office productivity software including MS office Programs.  


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 of the school of the Arts and the interests of the School.

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; possesses a professional outlook and keen sense of accountability for their efforts; and is 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.

Pay Range

$50,427 - $75,641

Keyword Phrases

  • VP Development/Alumni
  • Director - Major Gifts
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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