Department:University Advancement Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$50,000 - $55,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins February 11, 2019; position open until filled
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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 UO Alumni Association, Development, International and Principal Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.
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Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon.
Position Summary The Assistant Director of Development, School of Law works as part of Development to promote university fundraising priorities to alumni, parents, and friends. The Assistant Director will be assigned to a specific unit and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on gifts in the “leadership annual giving” ($1,000 - $24,999) and mid-level ($25,000 - $99,999) ranges, and will work in partnership with the unit Director to identify prospects and donors with major gift ($100k+) potential and connect them to the appropriate major gift officer.
This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the University to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends. The Assistant Director will be responsible for meeting agreed upon fundraising goals and metrics as they relate to the strategic needs of the University and the assigned unit, priority, or region. Performance, as measured against these goals, will be evaluated annually.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development Strategies & Pipeline Programs, with day to day management provided by the unit director, this position is part of the School of Law development program and solicits gifts to support the priorities of the School of Law. The Assistant Director also manages alumni engagement and annual giving coordination in partnership with Central University Advancement offices. Travel within Oregon as well as other states up to 50% of the time is an essential expectation of this position.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Five years of professional experience in a complex or nonprofit institution; OR two years of development experience; OR one year of directly applicable experience working with and soliciting donors.
Professional Competencies • Ability to identify, cultivate, and solicit donors and prospects and build relationships with key constituents connected with the University. • Ability to develop strategies for reaching and engaging with prospect and donor audiences and regularly use Advance donor database and other tools to find and update donor information. • Ability to establish collaborative working relationships with fundraising colleagues and support staff and maintain professionalism when working with others. • Ability to make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects; ability to maintain core campus relationships and familiarity with industry best practices in engagement. • Ability to provide leadership and feedback to support staff; ability to represent program interests to leadership, anticipate supervisor expectations, and model strong information sharing practices to and on behalf of the team. • Ability to work with volunteers, understand motivations, and facilitate meaningful volunteer experiences. • Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. • Ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. • Ability to travel.
Preferred Qualifications • If work experience is in a non-development field, preference will be given to those with relevant experience in the development field. • Past experience in soliciting individuals for philanthropic gifts (face to face preferred). • General knowledge of fundraising and engagement best practices within higher education. • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage professional relationships. • Ability to work with internal and external partners to develop effective strategies and programs. • Demonstrated past experience with effective project management. • Strong verbal and written communication skills; an ability to create a compelling case for support. • Experience working within higher education.
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