Director of Development, Arts & Humanities

Boulder, CO
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Advancement at CU Boulder has an opportunity for a Director of Development. This position designs, directs, and implements development activities within the Arts & Humanities division of the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as development activities in various regions of the United States to increase engagement and philanthropic support for the University. This position plans and carries out the institution's program of soliciting major gifts of $50,000.00 and above.

Key Responsibilities
1. Works to cultivate existing and new donor (individual, corporate, and foundation) relationships with the intent of sustaining and increasing the relationship with the donor.
2. Manages portfolio consisting of a minimum of 60 prospects. Goals relating to personal visits, number of proposals, team collaboration, prospect moves, and portfolio penetration to be set with and approved by management. Goals for number of planned giving donations will be established with management.
3. Develops and manages portfolios of individual, corporate and foundation prospects capable of making significant gifts in order to secure major gift commitments ($50K minimum). Plans and implements programs that include measurable targets for each fiscal year (e.g., personal visits, stewardship activities, solicitations).
4. Works closely with University of Colorado (CU) faculty (may work directly with dean of division, school or college); and works directly with volunteers and advisory boards to develop and implement fundraising strategies in order to meet established goals and objectives. Facilitates productive relationships daily between donors and CU administrators, faculty and staff to ensure effectiveness of programs.
5. Works to ensure timely, accurate completion of proposals, pledges and fund agreements. Documents prospect strategies and contact reports, evaluates new prospects and generates stewardship reports and general correspondence daily to cultivate major gift prospects.
6. Represents the Office of Advancement at University events in order to support the University and cultivate donors.
7. May be required to manage junior staff.

What We Can Offer;
Competitive starting salary, commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be involved. Be challenged. Be successful. Be Boulder.


What We Require
• A bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or university.
• A minimum of 5 years of top level, successful fundraising experience required; higher education development/advancement experience preferred.
• Demonstrated success in raising gifts over $100,000.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), donor tracking software (BSR helpful).

Who We Are

The Office of Advancement at the University of Colorado offers talented fundraising executives, alumni engagement, development officers and support staff an incredible opportunity to do meaningful work at one of the nation's top public research universities.

We are a team of about 125 with a passion for inspiring donors to discover what matters to them. We catalyze world changing initiatives at CU Boulder and work closely with the other three CU campuses, a central university system and the CU Foundation to collectively promote the university's long-term sustainability and success.

We inspire donors to invest in academic endeavors, scholarship needs, community enrichment and scientific breakthroughs.

We steward donors to further stoke their enthusiasm for CU.

We build affinity for CU among alumni, students and friends.

We collaborate with faculty to best reflect their work to donors.

We prudently manage and invest gifts, and ensure they are allocated to match donors' intent.

We do these things and more-all to augment a university that transforms the people, places and programs in Colorado and around the world.

Where We Work

Set in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, CU Boulder is building a vision for Advancement that will support and propel the University to great achievements in research, education and innovation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by May 7, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Name-(Job Number).
Please do not upload references at this time. References will be requested separately for potential finalists.

Job Category: Development

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 11007 - UCB Development Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 28, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00001249


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