Detailed Job Description
Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development supports and works closely with the Dean/leader of the Woodbury School of Business. As a member of the University's central development enterprise, the Associate Director will be assigned to lead the comprehensive development efforts for the Woodbury School of Business. Operating within the approved University and Foundation guidelines and strategy regarding development activities, the Assistant Director personally manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects and is responsible for identifying and qualifying prospects, engaging and cultivating currents and prospective donors, directly soliciting donors for major and other gifts, and stewarding donors.
- Manage an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects; identify and qualify prospects, engage, and cultivate current and prospective donors; directly solicit donors for major and other gifts; and steward donors. (60%)
- Draft, secure approval for, and execute development gift agreements, gift acceptance letters, funding proposals, or other presentations associated with development. (10%)
- Represent the Woodbury School of Business at key development and alumni events and fundraising or donor engagement opportunities; travel to various functions around the country. (5%)
- Prepare, secure approval for, and successfully implement a development plan for the Woodbury School of Business; organize and build leadership of the college's fundraising-oriented advisory or volunteer organizations. (5%)
- Oversee school-based alumni relations efforts and manage volunteers assisting those efforts; support central development efforts, which include a majority of colleges or campus units, e.g. the President's Scholarship Ball; work collaboratively with development staff across campus to achieve goals of the School and the University. (10%)
- Document development efforts and research development opportunities (5%)
- Perform other job related duties as assigned. (5%)
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor's degree and minimum of one year of successful professional development experience, including direct solicitation of major gifts, preferably in higher education;
A combination of education and experience totaling five years related development experience successfully raising major gifts through direct solicitation and with demonstrated excellence in observance of development procedural best practices. Experience in a comprehensive campaign preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of and significant direct experience with fundraising procedures, techniques, and the ability to apply this knowledge in personal fundraising
- 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 budget and the review of expenditure in conformity with budgets
- Strong knowledge of effective web-based search engines and search strategies
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
- Effective problem solving and decision-making skills
- Strong aptitude with standard office productivity software, which must include MS Office programs
- Strong strategic planning and critical thinking skills
- Exceptionally collaborative and team-focused
- Possess a professional outlook and keen sense of accountability for their efforts
- Demonstrated ability to work with business, philanthropic, and community leaders
- Ability to plan effective development strategies for donors
- Ability to think conceptually, globally, and understand the comprehensive operation of an institution of higher education
- Ability to appropriately represent the dean/unit leader and the interests of the Woodbury School of Business
- Ability to effectively manage records and databases
- Ability to travel to various functions around the country
- Ability to supervise full or part-time support personnel and/or student workers or interns
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Special Instructions to Applicants
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
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