Market Activator (Remote), Regional Advancement

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Position Summary

In order for the University of Denver to achieve an ambitious DU IMPACT 2025 vision, it is imperative that we strategically engage and involve the global Pioneer family in the effort of supporting and advancing the University. With over sixty percent of the alumni base living outside of Colorado and thousands of parents and friends across the country, success will partially be dependent upon our ability to build and sustain a cultivation strategy outside of Colorado. The University of Denver seeks to strengthen its global network of Pioneer supporters and ambassadors by establishing a sustainable advancement presence in five key markets across the United States. These regional teams will be based in the geographic areas they serve and will include a director of development, a market activator, and a part-time market fellow. The regional team will collaborate closely and frequently with the Denver-based DU Advancement team as well as other colleagues across campus.

Please note, this posting is for five (5) total positions. Each position is remote and will require candidates to live in, or be be willing to locate to: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City OR Washington, DC.
Regular travel within the region is expected, along with quarterly travel to Denver.

With a primary focus in their region, the Market Activator will engage alumni, parents, and donors in the region as well as develop a programmatic portfolio for the region in collaboration with the Denver-based advancement team. Additionally the incumbent will develop formal and informal networks of alumni leaders within different industries, neighborhoods, and affinity communities. This position will manage one part time market fellow and will work alongside a regional Director of Development. The team's goal is to create a culture of lifelong engagement and philanthropy among constituents in the region.

The University of Denver is also unique in its academic portfolio, which boasts both a strong undergraduate experience as well as highly respected graduate and professional schools. Alumni identify with both the institution as well as their specific academic units within it, and the Market Activator must be creative in their approach toward crafting engagement strategies that emphasize the intersection of those identities. The Market Activator will partner closely with colleagues working within the specific schools, colleges and units to align alumni engagement strategies for the region. The regional advancement team will achieve its goals by working in a highly collaborative fashion with their colleagues in academic units and with the entire DU Advancement team.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 5 years of community engagement, membership management, or professional volunteer leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working cross-functionally with colleagues in other departments/teams to produce events, marketing materials, and other key deliverables.
  • Ability to travel regularly within the region and quarterly to Denver.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience working in a University or similar non-profit environment.
  • Prior experience working in a regional model.
  • Established knowledge of the University of Denver.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m, some nights and weekends required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about this position, please contact Kristin Love at

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005906
Posted: 1/17/2018
Application Due: 3/18/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $80210 - $81210 per year