Development Manager for Oklahoma A+ Schools

Job ID 2017-4255
Posted Date 7/24/2017
Org Number 010412
Department Oklahoma A+ Schools
Division Provost Vice President
Job Type Staff
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range $48,500 annually
Targeted Job Start Date ..
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Preference Date 8/2/2017

College/Department Overview

Oklahoma A+ Schools is a department of Academic Affairs at UCO. OKA+ helps schools to think, plan, and behave more creativly. We provide Pk-12 schools with ongoing professional development, a network of support, and a research component.

Position Overview

Direct fund raising 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 Oklahoma A+ Schools (OKA+) in coordination with the Executive Director. Compare results achieved with goals established, and periodically advise the Executive Director. Establishes relationships to create and build a donor base. Makes personal solicitation calls on donors and prospective donors. Coordinates with the Executive Director to develop and keep a current case statement. Coordinates efforts with the Executive Director to maintain a working Advisory Board. Determines appropriate strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, plus appropriate follow-up within the university development office, department, and the UCO Foundation. In coordination with the Executive Director develops the concept for, and supervises the preparation of, promotional fundraising literature. Develops a fundraising budget and periodically reviews and updates. Responsible for all areas of donor recognition (correspondence, printed materials, signage, etc.) Develops and manages the development and execution of potential grants for Oklahoma A+ Schools. Determines cost effectiveness of each gift program and modify accordingly to accomplish goals and objectives. Assists in the development and coordination of OKA+ donor programs (i.e. annual meeting, promotional materials, mailings, membership roster, etc.) Assists in the coordination of planned giving education sessions. Assists in the coordination of Annual Fund appeal to , donors, and participants. Ensures that all donor and prospective donor personal data is maintained and protected. Schedules personal visits with active donors, alumni, and potential donors. Performs other related duties as assigned to support OKA+.

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

Experience with or understanding of K-12 educational systems including public, private, and charter schools.


Skill and Behavior: Team executing; Coaching; Developing others; Building and maintaining relationships; Conflict resolution; Delegation; Problem solving; Diversity understanding; Change management. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent organization and time-management skills, including the ability to multi-task. Must be computer proficient in software such as Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. High degree of energy, creativity, initiative, and flexibility.

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.