Sr. Director- Donor Relations & Communications

Jan 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Sr. Director- Donor Relations & Communications

Job Posting Number: JPF01717

Department: 6BA-AVP Development

Job Open Date: 01/18/2017

Screening Date: 01/31/2017

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Grade: 48

Pay Range: $58,043 - $77,390

Position Number: A98767

Benefits: Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

Job Category: Staff

Job Type: Full-time

Special Instructions to Applicants
Under References Letter please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Summary of Duties
Plans, implements and maintains positive donor relations, including stewardship activities, that result in meaningful and consistent contact with donors demonstrating the impact of their gifts. Implements and maintains a comprehensive development communications program that is integrated with the specific development communication needs of the university, colleges, schools and units. These duties are accomplished through effective leadership and management of a capable team of donor relations, stewardship, and communications staff. The Sr. Director reports to the VP of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) and is a member of the VP's executive leadership team.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited institution with a masters degree in a directly related field, plus four years of experience related to the Summary of Duties of the position or Bachelors degree in a directly related field, plus six years related to the Summary of Duties of the position or any combination of higher education and/or experience totaling ten years.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of current and developing trends and best practices in communication and higher education fundraising, especially with respect to stewardship and Donor Relations.

Knowledge of best practices in administrative management and leadership.

Strong written and oral communications skills, including communication strategies and planning.

Exceptional interpersonal skills, poise and professionalism.

Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Skills in standard office productivity software, which must include MS Office programs.

Strong ability to think conceptually, globally, and understand the comprehensive operation of an institution of higher education.

Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Ability to be a contributing member of a dynamic, forward thinking divisional leadership team and to be an effective leader of an administrative area within the division.

Working Conditions

Requires extensive evening and weekend work as necessary.

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Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.


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