Associate Director of Development, Parent Giving and Advancement Programs

Job description

The Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs (PG/BAP) office at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking an Associate Director of Development. Reporting to the Director of Development, this newly created position will help grow and deepen prospective donor relationships, create parent and alumni engagement opportunities, and more directly connect donors to their impact on campus.

Who we are:

Nestled up against the Flatirons, in the beautiful Rocky Mountain region, CU Boulder is growing its Advancement team to help elevate the University as it reaches new heights to solve the humanitarian, social, and technological challenges of the 21st Century. Chief among our long-term strategic goals is the development of more coordinated, collaborative, and message-driven donor programs. This newly-created position will help deepen donor relationships, grow parent and annual giving, and more directly connect annual donors to their impact on campus.

The Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs office is a comprehensive development office that helps current and past parents, alumni, and friends philanthropically support CU Boulder in a way that is most meaningful to them. The office has dramatically increased charitable giving over the past 10 years, especially among parents, in support of Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Undergraduate Education, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Civic Engagement.

What your key responsibilities will be:


  • Cultivate, solicit and steward qualified prospective donors at the major gift level of $25,000+.
  • Work to identify and qualify new donor relationships who can have a philanthropic impact on the campus.
  • Manage portfolio of 120 prospects. Annual goals around development work (face to face meetings, proposals, moves and assists) to be set with Director of Development and Assistant Vice Chancellor.
  • Develop and carry out strategic plans for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors as appropriate, including face-to-face meetings, planning and organizing small dinners or receptions for up to 40 people.
  • Meet or exceed established measurable targets for each fiscal year.
  • Regularly travel and work directly with volunteers and donors from a designated region(s) to develop and implement fundraising strategies in order to meet established goals and objectives.
  • As appropriate, with a "CU first" philosophy and remaining donor-centered, facilitate meaningful relationships for donors with development officers from schools and colleges, other CU administrators and faculty to deepen relationships and advance philanthropic conversations.

  • Document prospect strategies and contact reports, evaluate new prospects and generate stewardship reports and general correspondence daily to cultivate major gift prospects.
  • Represents the University at events in order to support CU and cultivate donors.

What you should know:
  • This position involves travel approximately 30% of time.

What we can offer:

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be collaborative. Be impactful. Be successful. Be Boulder.


What we require:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful fundraising experience.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Experience with databases such as BSR-Advance.

What you will need:
  • Must be motivated by developing partnerships and achieving success as a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and solicit donations from individuals at the major gift level.
  • Solid knowledge of fundraising techniques.
  • Effective communication, verbally and in writing, to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  • Proficient at analyzing information/situations and solving problems.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information discretely and maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience organizing and managing multiple projects/tasks simultaneously; must have ability to work independently and collaboratively, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Understanding of current issues facing public universities and interests, students, faculty, and alumni.
  • Experience recruiting and managing activities of volunteer staff.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Master's degree in related field.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by March 16, 2018.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at [email protected]. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-12798.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Development

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 11007 - UCB Development Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 2, 2018

Closing Date: Mar 16, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00744165





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Posted: 3/3/2018
Application Due: 3/17/2018
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