Department:University Advancement Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary: Hiring range begins at $75,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA09-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
(This position could be based in Eugene or in southern California.)
Application Review Begins June 5, 2018; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit the following with your online application:
• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.
• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
Department Summary University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include: Advancement/UO Alumni Association, Development, Stewardship and Public Events, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.
Development is a comprehensive fund raising department with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon by securing and stewarding philanthropic gifts and raising funds from private sources to fund priorities outlined by the University’s faculty and administrative leadership. The department has employees working out of the central office (Ford Alumni Center), Portland White Stag building, and offices within the schools and colleges.
The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) makes the UO stronger by fostering lifelong relationships, helping Ducks become champions and cheerleaders, ambassadors and advocates, for the university. Launched in 1879 with five alumni, the UOAA is proud of its long history of keeping alumni connected to the University and offering a wide array of opportunities for service. With a membership of more than 27,000, the alumni association serves as an important connection to the university for the more than 220,000 alumni around the world. Our vision is to be among the very best alumni relations programs in the country, enriching the lives of Ducks and the UO.
Position Summary The Director of Regional Engagement (DRE) serves as a frontline constituent engagement strategist in certain key regions around the United States. The DRE will manage top relationships in the region on behalf of the university and lead broad-based new outreach to UO alumni, parents and friends of the university. They will build new networks of volunteers and supporters who are interested in supporting one or more of the university’s many areas of work. They will coordinate closely with staff from various parts of University Advancement, the Office of Enrollment Management and others university units to connect these supporters and advocates to university volunteer opportunities and other ways to engage in the life of the university and our programs and to discover and hand off new fundraising prospects to development staff as appropriate. The position could be based in Eugene or the specific region assigned. This position will be responsible for leading UO constituent engagement in southern California – specifically the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree. • Five years’ minimum experience relationship building and working with volunteers or high-level external constituents in a nonprofit environment, or equivalent.
Professional Competencies • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with volunteers and develop strategies to achieve operating goals. • Ability to make a persuasive verbal and written case for becoming involved in the life of the university. • Strong sense of discretion and ability to represent the university with external constituents including high-level donors, and the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality. • Ability to work independently and also establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and others as appropriate. • Ability and willingness to quickly learn the university history, mission, demographics, faculty, current programs, departments, etc., as well as the university culture to be able to persuasively articulate how the UO distinguishes itself from peer institutions. • Strong sense of donor driven customer service. • Commitment to, and experience with, promoting and enhancing diversity and equity. • Proficient in the use of personal computers and their routine software applications. • Ability to travel.
Preferred Qualifications • Familiarity with the University of Oregon. • Three to five years experience cultivating and soliciting donors (frontline major gift fundraising) • Working knowledge of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. • Existing contacts or connections in a variety of industries in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. • Experience in and an understanding of using social media to engage and connect volunteers and university constituents.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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