Development Manager - College of Fine Arts and Design

Job ID 2017-4179
Posted Date 8/25/2017
Org Number 010273
Department CFAD Projects
Division Provost Vice President
Job Type Staff
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range $42,000 - $45,000 annually
Targeted Job Start Date 8/7/2017
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with occasional evenings and weekends
Preference Date ..

College/Department Overview

The College of Fine Arts and Design is a center of excellence for the arts and design, as well as a center of innovation for improving and promoting arts education. Founded in 2001, the college combines the experience of Oklahoma's oldest public educational institution with groundbreaking thinking about the role of the arts on the 21st century. The College of Fine Arts and Design nurtures leadership qualities in students, thus expanding the scope and qualities of their career opportunities. The institution's emphasis is on student-centered education. This commitment to excellence provides students the opportunity to interact and work closely with our more than 100 outstanding full and part-time faculty members who are dedicated to developing the artist, scholar, creative professional, educator, citizen and leader as a whole. With more than 200 performing and visual arts events every year, the college provides students from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to come together to view exhibits, attend special events, experience performances, take classes and discuss their work , and ultimately learn to both specialize and think from a global perspective. The College of Fine Arts and Design currently has six academic units, the Department of Art, Department of Dance, Department of Design, Department of Theatre Arts, School of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music and specialized accreditations from National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). For further information see our website

Position Overview

Direct fundraising process through internet, web, social networks, direct mail, personal solicitation, commemorative giving, and telethons. Oversee the crafting and maintenance of program promotion support materials aimed at donors. Responsible for special events and enlisting volunteers to assist in fund solicitation activities. Verify and approve tax receipts and acknowledgment of thanks. Implement strategies for maximizing donations and major gifts. Responsible for increasing sponsorships and donor contributions.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Assists in developing fundraising goals, objectives and strategies for the College of Fine Arts and Design in coordination with the Senior Development Manager of that college.
Compares results achieved with goals established, and periodically advises the Vice President for Development and the Dean of progress being made.

Assists in the development and coordination of the college's donor programs (i.e. annual meeting, promotional materials, mailings, membership roster, etc.) Makes personal solicitation calls on donors and prospective donors.

Determines appropriate strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, plus appropriate follow-up within the university development office, college, department, and the UCO Foundation.
Develops the concept for, and supervises the preparation of promotional fundraising literature.

Develops a fundraising budget and periodically reviews and updates.

Determines cost effectiveness of each gift program and modifies accordingly to accomplish goals and objectives.

Responsible for all areas of donor recognition (correspondence, printed materials, signage, etc.).

Supervision of Development Project Coordinator to insure successful fundraising events including, but not limited to, the Fine Arts and Design scholarship luncheon, donor recognition luncheons and other donor related events.

Assists in the coordination of Annual Fund appeal to alumni, donors and participants.
Schedules and manages mail solicitation for established endowed scholarships. Ensures that all donor and prospective donor personal data is maintained and protected.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Requires a university degree or equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results. 5+ years of experience with leading planning, including fundraising program development and innovation, program prioritization, and assessment. Appropriate profession accomplishments and credentials.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Fundraising experience


Demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Experience in the operation of microcomputers and software such as Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers. Typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.

Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.