Director of Development

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Fundraising
Functional Areas: Office of Advancement
Department: University of Colorado Boulder Development Administration
Requisition Number: 10948
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 02-Jul-2018

Job Summary

The Office of Advancement welcomes applications for a Director of Development. This position serves as a major gifts officer for Colorado Law, managing portfolio of 100 or more top donors and prospects and securing gifts of $25,000 or more; serves as a fundraising liaison to one or more fundraising priority areas or programs and Centers at Colorado Law; accompanies and assists Law Dean on donor visits; accepts special projects and represents Colorado Law on task forces when asked. Minimum 4 years fundraising experience required with significant experience with gifts of at least $100K required.

Who We Are

Welcome to Colorado Law. We are an engaged, diverse, and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who help one another succeed. Our selective admissions process keeps our student body small, enabling our faculty, staff, alumni, and community to invest deeply in each student’s success. Because we take our responsibility to educate and train future lawyers very seriously, our curriculum, research centers, and experiential learning opportunities are designed to prepare students for success in today’s changing legal environment.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Portfolio Management

  • Serve as a major gift officer for Colorado Law, developing and managing portfolio of at least 100 individual prospects capable of making significant gifts.
  • Work on corporate and foundation gift opportunities in conjunction with campus central Corporate and Foundation (CFR) office and Colorado Law team as assigned.
  • Focus on securing five-figure and greater gift commitments.
  • Review portfolio to ensure appropriate mix of donors (discovery, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship) and capacity ($25K+).

Strategic Planning

  • Develop strategic plans for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding each donor.
  • Meets established measurable targets for each fiscal year (e.g., personal visits, moves, solicitations, assists and other metrics as defined).
  • Document prospect strategies and contact reports, evaluates new prospects and generates stewardship reports and general correspondence daily to cultivate major gift prospects.

Relationship Facilitation

  • Work closely with University of Colorado (CU) Colorado Law faculty and volunteers to develop and implement fundraising strategies in order to meet established goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate productive relationships between donors and CU administrators, faculty and staff to ensure effectiveness of programs.
  • Work diligently to develop and maintain a working knowledge of the Law School. The ability to represent the Law School accurately to donors/prospects is an essential function of the job.

What You Should Know

  • This position travels ten or more times annually – within Colorado, regionally, and nationally.


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.

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Be Challenged. Be Successful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years of successful fundraising experience required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; and BSR-Advance.

What You Will Need

  • Working knowledge of fundraising techniques.
  • Strong skills in communicating verbally and in writing, and develop and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information discretely and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously; must have ability to work independently and collaboratively, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of current issues facing public universities and interests of Law School, students, faculty, and alumni.
  • Ability to recruit and manage activities of volunteer staff.
  • Proven experience in cultivating and soliciting donations from individuals at leadership gift level.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

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

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer





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Posted: 6/12/2018
Application Due: 7/3/2018
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