Director - Development Central

Jul 31, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director - Development Central

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

The Development/Alumni/Donor Department at Utah Valley University is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Development. This position will lead comprehensive development efforts for needed areas and manage an assigned portfolio of donor prospects. The successful candidate will identify and qualify prospects, engage and cultivate current and prospective donors, and directly solicit donors for major gifts. Additionally, will draft and execute development gift agreements, gift acceptance letters, funding proposals, or other presentations associated with development. Represents the college/unit at key development and alumni events often occurring outside regular business hours.

Required 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • 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 the 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.
  • Demonstrated ability in securing major grants and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources.

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.

Physical Requirements:
Ability and willingness to undertake extensive travel and to work extended hours as necessary.
Lifting: Up to 10lbs
Valid Driver’s License and the ability or means to travel to meetings at other sites related to the nature of this position.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

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

Advertisement Number: ST13517
Open Date: 07/28/2017
Review Start Date: 08/06/2017
Close Date: 8/27/2017
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date. Pass

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Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.