Director - Development Central

May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director - Development Central

Job Posting Number: JPF15517

Department: 6BD-Development

Job Open Date: 05/04/2017

Screening Date: 05/11/2017

Job Close Date: 5/21/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Job Grade: 48

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

Position Number: A97882

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

Summary of Duties
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Major Gifts & Development Programs, the Director of Major Gifts supports and collaborates closely with the Dean/Leader of their assigned College/Unit. As a member of the University's central development enterprise the Director is given assignments to lead the comprehensive development efforts for needed areas. Operating within approved University and Foundation guidelines and strategy regarding development activities, the Director personally manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, and is responsible for identifying and qualifying prospects, engaging and cultivating current prospective donors, directly soliciting donors for major and other gifts, 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
Valid Driver’s License and the ability or means to travel to meetings at other sites related to the nature of this position.

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

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

Knowledge of academic operations, governance, and culture.

Knowledge of gift planning strategies.

Knowledge and experience with administration, including methods and techniques for the preparation, analysis, and conformity with budgets.

Strong skills with standard office and productivity software, which must include Microsoft Office Programs.

Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills. .

Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.

Exceptional interpersonal skills.

Strong Strategic planner and critical thinking skills.

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 their unit.

Ability to effectively manage records and databases.

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

Ability to freely navigate multiple campus sites, including visits to other campus locations.

Working Conditions

Flexible work schedule to accommodate donor needs.

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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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