Director of Development

University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama (US)

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The division of University Advancement at the University of North Alabama is accepting applications for the position of Director of Development.  This position is responsible for managing, planning, and executing a comprehensive program for fundraising with individuals as well as corporations and foundations with the objective of securing gifts of $10,000 and above. This position works in a team environment with the entire advancement staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumnae, parents, and friends of the University in order to meet short and long-term goals of the department.

We currently have two positions open; one as Director of Development/Anderson College of Nursing & Health Professions (ACONHP) Liaison, and one as Director of Development/College of Education & Human Sciences (COEHS) Liaison.

The minimum qualifications for this position include: bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; master’s degree is preferred; minimum of four years of experience in fundraising is required; higher education fundraising experience is preferred; experience in community outreach/involvement and planning events relative to stewardship and/or recognition is preferred; and experience with businesses/corporations/foundations in establishing strong relationships leading to desired outcomes is preferred.

To view the complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at  Applications will only be accepted via this system.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter and resume at the time of application, as well as provide contact information for at least three professional references.  In addition, this level of position requires the submission of a one-page diversity statement, the contents of which can be found here.  For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256.765.4291.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.


Established in 1830 as LaGrange College, the University of North Alabama has a rich history including the distinction of being the first state-supported teachers college in the South. The school's 130-acre campus is located in the historic district of Florence, Alabama, on the Tennessee River. Students come from around the country and world, but UNA is largely a regional university with about 70% of students coming from Alabama. Students can choose from more than 60 majors with professional fields in business, education, and nursing being most popular. Academic programs are supported by a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. On the athletic front, the UNA Lions compete in the NCAA Division I ASUN Conference. If you visit campus, be sure to check out Leo II, the campus's resident African lion.

"As a regional, state-assisted institution of higher education, the University of North Alabama pursues its Mission of engaging in teaching, research, and service in order to provide educational opportunities for students, an environment for discovery and creative accomplishment, and a variety of outreach activities meeting the professional, civic, social, cultural, and economic development needs of our region in the context of a global community."

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