Director of Development, College of Education

Employer
University of Arizona
Location
Tucson, AZ

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Job Details

Posting Number:

req5566

Department:

Education - Dean's Office

Department Website Link:

https://uadpcareers.com

Location:

Main Campus

Address:

Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

Manage and direct all development activities in support of the College of Education’s Vision to Enhance Education Equity and Transform Lives. This position is jointly managed by the College of Education and the University Alumni and Development Program (UADP) which is managed by contract by the University of Arizona Foundation.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Advise the Dean of the College and President of the University of Arizona Foundation or designee on all matters related to development activities within the College.
  • Develop and sustain strong relationships with the College/unit leadership, faculty, board members, alumni, volunteers, donors, and financial professionals.
  • Assist the Dean in expanding, cultivating, and supporting an advisory board.
  • Plan, direct, and manage fund raising activities.
  • Oversees Alumni Relations functions for the College; supervises the Program Coordinator who manages alumni events and logistics.
  • Participate with the Dean and the College’s departments in the strategic planning of new projects and initiatives.
  • Utilizes the common systems, policies and procedures adhered to by UADP team members.
  • Partners with, and effectively utilizes, the development professionals and resources of the UADP, including campus-based development teams, the offices of Regional Development; Gift Planning; Annual Giving (telephone, direct-mail, and e-solicitation services); Leadership Annual Giving; Alumni and Constituent Engagement; Marketing and Communications; Prospect Development; Financial Services; Information Services; and the Foundation Relations/Grant Information, Facilitation, and Training (GIFT) Center (preparation and submission of grant proposals to foundations); other UADP Central services.
  • Coordinate an annual giving program with a national outreach to support college goals.
  • Work with UADP Marketing and Communications to develop and oversee the creation of materials in support of all College fundraising efforts.
  • Develop an annual report and fundraising plans with specific goals. Develop and achieve short and long-term strategic plans.
  • After an initial 3-month onboarding period, execute an agreed upon metric of at least 100 current or prospect donor visits and the successful closure of 15+ major/principal gift proposals per year, with an expectation of $1M+ raised after the initial onboarding period (with incremental increases after the first year).
  • Responsible for maintaining a portfolio of 50-70 assigned-prospects with an emphasis on 40-50 in cultivation/solicitation annually while discovering new hi-capacity prospects.
  • Develop personalized strategies for all assigned donors and prospects which builds, maintains and enhances relationships while furthering donors’ philanthropic objectives.
  • Creatively leverages outreach activities (e.g. tours, lectures, exhibits, etc.) to develop new major gift prospects.
  • Plan, coordinate, and schedule weekly personal visits with prospects and donors utilizing UADP software, introductory letters, emails and phone calls to set appointments.
  • Direct and manage the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and principal gift level individual, corporate and foundation prospects.
  • Direct the solicitation of major private gifts to support all department capital and program goals.
  • Maintain current and accurate records of donor prospects in the UADP computer records system. On a weekly basis, enter contact reports of all visits, significant telephone conversations, letters and correspondence, gift solicitations, and other communications with donors. Maintain information about current and future gift proposals (asks).
  • Ensure all contributions are properly documented and handled in accordance with the University of Arizona Gift Policy.
  • Design and manage solicitation and stewardship plans in Lynx to support fundraising initiatives.
  • Help to support and promote a culture of philanthropy across the University and work effectively as part of the greater UADP.
  • Represent the College, University and UADP at public events, including delivering remarks.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to understand and follow all Federal, UA and UADP policies and procedures, including UA and UADP scholarship and financial aid policies, as well as the University of Arizona Gift Policy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of development and fund-raising principles and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong ability to create personal relationships, and proven success in executing moves management actions and closing six-figure philanthropic gifts.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the University of Arizona mission, strategic plan, and case for philanthropic support.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the College of Education’s mission to assigned prospects, colleagues, and the community at large.
  • Experience developing and executing plans for large fundraising initiatives. Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with donors, UADP colleagues, and UA faculty, administration and staff members.
  • Ability to make good decisions and to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain donor confidentiality.
  • Ability to make policy decisions when necessary.
  • Ability to motivate and manage individuals for maximum performance.
  • Commitment to equity, diversion and inclusion.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to create personal relationships.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent initiative and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as MS Office products and donor databases.
  • Ability to understand and work with budgetary procedures and policies.
  • Ability to work with academic and administration staff members.
  • Knowledge of planned giving techniques and the programs available to implement such gifts.
  • Physical ability to operate basic office machinery (fax machine, computer, telephone, etc.)
  • Understanding of the University’s role as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a Land Grant Institution.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, organizing, and managing fund raising campaigns.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of related work experience, including 3 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pertinent work in the field of education.
  • Fundraising experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience working in the borderlands.
  • Experience building advisory boards and committee structures.
  • Experience in administration and management of programs.

FLSA:

Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

40

Job FTE:

1.00

Work Calendar:

Fiscal

Job Category:

University Advancement

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

DOE

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Grade:

13

Career Stream and Level:

M3

Job Family:

Major Gifts

Job Function:

University Advancement

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:

1

Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Chris Wolf
UADP Talent Acquisition
[email protected]

Open Date:

7/6/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

In addition to a resume and cover letter, please provide a writing sample (in the Additional Document slot) that's related to the role. Some examples of applicable writing samples include a case of support or a letter to a prospect or donor.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Organization

As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

Who We Are

Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

Compassion: Choose to care.

Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

Where We Are

Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

Diversity Profile

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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