College Philanthropy Officer Assistant

Job description

The College of Pharmacy is seeking a Philanthropy Assistant Director to help drive the mission and philanthropy efforts for the college.

The position will crate active prospects for major gifts from $1,000 - $25,000 for the College by discovering and engaging qualified prospects. Identify potential donors by examining giving trends and capacity. Cultivate potential donors through soliciting gifts in the $250-$5,000 range.

They will also make personal face-to-face visits, and involve them in the life of the College through employing such assets as the Dean and faculty, in order to grow their interest in supporting the College. Develop portfolio of approximately 75 individuals. Make discovery calls and help qualify major gift prospects to move along the pipeline.

The Assistant Director will also manage the day to day operations of the philanthropy office including monitoring and reconciling monthly budgets, manage the flow of information between philanthropy, communication and alumni relations and assist with the management of the Scholarship and Awards process.

For over a hundred years, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy has led pharmacy education, practice, and research. And we haven't done it alone. Our story goes beyond the confines of our building, our research labs, and our classroom walls. It's the story of a group of people tirelessly working together to elevate care and save lives. Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff enable us to continue this legacy of excellence. We're dedicated to pushing past the status quo and fighting for a better tomorrow. It's about how we go beyond-beyond the script.

Job Title
College Philanthropy Officer Assistant

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
7K025:College of Pharmacy Office of Development

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time.
Lifting, carrying up to 15lbs.
Walking throughout campus at times.


Monday - Friday, day shift with some nights and weekends.


Relationship building
Advanced communication skills
Organization skills
Financial acumen

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Experience in cultivating potential donors and closing gifts.

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 select which of the following best represents your educational training completed.
    • Less than High School or GED
    • High School or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD
    • Other
  2. * Describe your experience personally calling on donor/constituents to further engage them in your organization and gauge their interests in philanthropy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please indicate your years of paid experience in fundraising/philanthropy for higher education.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 8 years
    • More than 8 years
  4. * 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)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • 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: 10/12/2018
    Application Due: 10/22/2018
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