Assoc Dir of Development Arts

Who We Are:

University Advancement professionals coordinate the university's primary outreach activities to the community and region. This includes memberships in key organizations, attendance at key community events, representation on important community initiatives and the creation of partnerships supporting the university's mission.

Associate Director of Development: Arts

Coordinates, directs, and implements development activities for the broad campus with a focus towards raising support for UCCS Presents and arts units within. Strong collaborative skills and a team-focused approach is crucial in this role. Responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating fundraising activities for designated program. Plans and carries out the institution's program of soliciting major gifts. Usually minimum 4 years fundraising experience or similar experience and transferrable skills from private industry is required (Major gifts typically between $15K-$25K). This position typically handles mid-level, moderately complex gift prospects, with the intent of cultivating, sustaining and increasing donor relationship

*This is a one year limited appointment position, but may be extended longer with funding availability.

Job Duties:

Attract prospective and retain existing donors, monitor mailings and analyze past donation:
1. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing a donor/client portfolio, preferably in a university setting.
2. Works to cultivate existing and new donor (individual, corporate, and foundation) relationships with the intent of sustaining and increasing the relationship with the donor.
3. Identify and transition major giving prospects to the appropriate development officer.
4. Work in concert with fellow Development Office personnel to effectively execute stewardship activities designed to enhance the relationship between donors and the University.
5. Able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of fundraising techniques.
6. Solid ability to cultivate and solicit donations from individuals at major gift level.
7. Proven ability to conduct cold-calls resulting in future support for the institution.
8. Ability to travel both in and out-of-state (15% out of state, 60% in state).
Report on annual gift activities and ensure gift programs are in line with CU strategies:
1. Ability to identify funding opportunities through strong research skills with a focus on funders interested in the arts and community collaborations.
2. Develops and manages portfolios of individual, corporate and foundation prospects capable of making significant gifts in order to secure major gift commitments (between $15,000 and $25,000). Plans and implements programs that include measurable targets for each fiscal year (e.g., personal visits, stewardship activities, solicitations).
3. Provide necessary documentation and follow-up for donors and internal campus partners as needed. Accurately record development and donor contact reports in a timely fashion.
4. Partners with UCCSPresents staff to organize, plan and coordinate annual and seasonal appeals to support program dependent operations within UCCSPresents.
5. Must be able to handle high-profile and high net worth individuals with a focus on enhancing the donor experience.
6. Solid knowledge of current issues facing public universities, arts organizations and interests of UCCSPresents, students, faculty, and alumni.

Organizing and coordinating projects and events:
1. Organizes, plans and coordinates annual and seasonal appeals to support program dependent operations within "UCCSPresents".
2. Represents the University at events in order to support the University and cultivate donors.
3. Demonstrated ability to manage numerous complex tasks simultaneously; anticipate and meet deadlines; use time effectively; problem-solve independently while keeping key parties aware; and function in a quick turn-around environment.
4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
5. Solid ability to contribute to a team-focused development group.
6. Strong ability to recruit and manage activities of volunteer staff
7. Other duties as assigned.
Direct administrative services and develop policies and procedures:
1. Successfully solicits for and receives funding through personal donor solicitation, proposal creation and grant writing efforts.
2. Works daily 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.
Perform administrative and clerical support of the competency database:
1. Solid knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database management software.
2. Ability to use software including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Database Management Software (BSR-Advance). *Computer skills may be subject to testing/verification.
Perform administrative and clerical support of the competency database:
1. Portfolio Management: Manages portfolio consisting of a minimum of 70 prospects which will need to be identified/developed by the incumbent. Goals relating to personal contacts, number of proposed gifts, grants, and prospect identification to be set with and approved by management. Goals for number of planned giving donations will be established with management.
2. Works closely with University of Colorado (CU) faculty, staff and volunteers daily 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.

Job Competencies:
    Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously Knowledge of project planning and development. Plan, organize, and monitor projects Knowledge of strategies and technologies that allow business to be conducted via the web Practices that describe results in measurable ways to assist in making business decisions Use of office support, desktop tools (Word, e-mail, PowerPoint, Excel) Ability to perform assigned responsibilities with minimal to moderate supervision Generate productive relationships with internal and external partners Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
For the purposes of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Salary Range: $53,000-$58,000 (This is a one year limited appointment position, but may be extended longer with funding availability, and proven strong success).

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living, and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Graduate work in related field strongly preferred.
  • • 4 years of successful fundraising experience or similar experience and transferrable skills from private industry is required.

Preferred Requirements:
    Previous knowledge of Database Management Software (Advance). Experience in Software Utilized: Microsoft Office Products; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; and BSR-Advance. Graduate work in related field strongly preferred. Coursework, degree or volunteer service to UCCS

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by May 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire. • No moving relocation expenses are authorized for this position, we will reimburse travel expenses incurred with the on-campus interviews.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Job Category: Development

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40250 - University Development

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 8, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Thomas Dewar

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00733229