Assistant Director of Development, Faculty Relations

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
Office of Advancement
Assistant Director of Development, Faculty Affairs
Position #00789162 – Requisition number 23924

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Office of Advancement has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Assistant Director of Development, Faculty Relations.

Who We Are:

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here

Jobs in this career family involve development, marketing and management of messaging to both internal and external parties. Functions include marketing; advertising; communications; publications; brand management; writing; editing; proofreading; graphic design; web information architecture, development and design; web content development; electronic communications; social media; news media/relations; public relations; photography; videography; radio/television broadcasting; FCC compliance; and communication projects management.

Job Summary:

Assistant Directors have responsibility for projects, functions or processes within a department.  These positions may recommend strategy and provide professional support to Directors and may have the authority to act on the Director's behalf.  Assistant Directors are the main point of contact for Advancement with assigned Department and Division physician leaders, staff and faculty.   

Examples of Work Performed:

Essential Duties

    Works to cultivate strong partnerships with faculty and to identify grateful patients and families.  Works closely with external development officers to prepare them with needed information to share with potential donors.Develops on-campus programs such as curated lab tours with key faculty to engage interested patients in campus objectives.Implements key strategies with campus leaders and faculty to build referrals of grateful patients/families. Works closely with CU Anschutz Medical Campus Major Gift Officers, External Directors of Development, the Lead Strategist for Patient Engagement, donor relations staff and appropriate Central Office staff (i.e.: Gifting Planning, Annual Giving, etc.) to develop and implement fundraising strategies in order to meet established goals and objectives. Develops and maintains a deep understanding of institutional priorities, academic programs, and centers of excellence in order to translate these assets into compelling funding opportunities.  Disseminates information to external advancement team at monthly and individual meetings.Facilitates productive relationships between faculty and donors through relationships with External Directors of Development.Works to ensure timely, accurate completion of key visits, communication and internal team requests.Represents the University at events in order to support the University, build deeper relationships with leaders and faculty and cultivate donors.Works internally to develop clear visions and philanthropic cases for support with faculty.Other duties as assigned.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

  • The starting salary range for this position has been established at $61,135 to $77,764 and is commensurate with skills and experience
  • This position is not eligible for overtime compensation
  • Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
  • Here is a link to an overview of the benefits package 
  • Here is a link to a Total Compensation Calculator
Diversity and Equity:

  • Please click here for information on disability accommodations
  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

Minimum Qualifications:

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree.Minimum of 1-3 years of fundraising or relationship building work.
Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific experience.


  • Must be willing to travel.
Preferred Qualifications:

    Two (2) to (4) years of successful fundraising experienceWorked on medical campus or healthcare with physiciansExperience working in a higher education environment

    Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, and develop and maintain interpersonal relationships with campus leaders, faculty, and colleagues alike.Ability to actively listen, analyze information/situations and solve problems.Ability to handle sensitive information discretely and maintain confidentialityAbility to take a proactive approach; organize and manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and adapt to changing priorities.Knowledge of current issues facing public universities and interests of the medical/healthcare communities, students, faculty, and alumni.Personal computer proficiency, especially Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; and BSR-Advance. Computer skills may be subject to testing/verification. Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orallyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all level throughout the institutionOutstanding customer service skills Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion. Software utilized:  Microsoft Office Products; donor tracking software (Advance and Advance GP

Job Category: Development
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Dec 3, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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