Manager of Development for Student Affairs

Job ID 2017-4454
Posted Date 9/5/2017
Org Number 010225
Department UCO Development
Division Vice President for Development
Job Type Staff
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range $42,105 annually
Targeted Job Start Date 10/2/2017
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Mon-Fri 8am-5pm with some additional hours, as needed
Preference Date 9/14/2017

College/Department Overview

The Foundation was established as an independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in Dec. 1975 to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students and support for faculty, campus activities and vital programs at the University of Central Oklahoma.

That mission still thrives today, but with a distinct difference. In 1994, the Foundation Board of Trustees made the decision to become an active fundraiser and the philanthropic steward for the University instead of solely an administrator of donated funds. Since then, the Foundation has more than doubled its assets, starting with more than $6 Million in donations, pledges and estate gifts in 1994 to more than $20 million today, reflecting the University of Central Oklahoma's continued growth in size, prominence and impact.

This position will work very closely with the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs helps students learn by providing transformative experiences so they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders contributing to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities they serve. The staff focuses on providing exceptional student-centered programs, services and opportunities that empower students to achieve the greatest potential in their academic, personal, and professional lives.

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 the Division of Student Affairs in coordination with the Executive Director of Development, Office of Development Leadership Team and the Vice President of Student Affairs. Compares results achieved with goals established, and periodically advises the Vice Presidents for Development and Student Affairs of progress being made.

Assists in the development and coordination of the division'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, division, 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.).

Assists in the coordination of Student Affairs staff annual giving, 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.

Assists in developing fundraising efforts for current students and new graduates.

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.

Understanding of the impact that scholarships and co-curricular programming can have on the success of a student.


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.