Development Assistant III

Job description

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering is seeking an Associate Director of Development. The Associate Director of Development is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual and corporate prospects at the $$25,000 and above level.
Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Associate Director of Development is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of prospects rated at $25,000 and above. This position will join a growing staff of development professionals who are committed raising increasing levels of philanthropy to support the college's strategic plan.

Job Title
Development Assistant III

Requisition Number

Working Title
Associate Director of Development

Department Name
8H050:Engineering Alumni - Development

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time. Repetitive motion tasks. Job-related travel as needed.


Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm, some evenings and weekends.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Driver's License preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience in engaging academic leadership in the prospect management process?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have experience working with a diverse group of individuals in a large university setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe the two largest majors gifts you identified, cultivated and successfully secured. Include the amounts and the steps taken to successfully secure them.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of paid work experience do you have developing and managing a portfolio of major gift prospects?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  5. * How many major gifts ($25,000 and above from individual donors) did you successfully cultivate and successfully close in 2017?
    • 0-5
    • 6-10
    • 11-15
    • 16 and above
  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 3/10/2018
    Application Due: 3/23/2018
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