Department:University Advancement Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$55,500 - $65,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins June 14, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants This position could be based in Eugene or the San Francisco Bay Area.
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: the UO Alumni Association, Development, Principal and International Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.
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. This department supports the entire university campus by coordinating fundraising priorities and goals; collaborating in the preparation of annual goals and plans, and providing recommendations and counsel for implementing development activities university-wide.
The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) fosters lifelong relationships, deepens engagement, and advocates on behalf of the university and Duck alumni around the world. 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, uniting and engaging Ducks in all stages of flight.
Position Summary The Associate Director of Regional Engagement (ADRE) serves as a front-line constituent engagement strategist in key regions around the United States with a goal of identifying and connecting alumni, parents, friends, and donors. In order to establish and cultivate lifelong relationships among UO alumni, parents, friends, etc., the ADRE will serve as a representative for the organization’s multi-faceted University Advancement mission.
Reporting to the Director of Regional Engagement, the ADRE will work in consultation and collaboration with the director; with colleagues in the UOAA and in colleges/schools/units across campus; and with enrollment management, career services, and other partners to advance the regional engagement strategy for alumni, parents, and friends through supporting the regional volunteer chapter, planning events, engaging new audiences, and connecting campus partners with community stakeholders.
The ADRE 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 and hand off new fundraising prospects to development staff as appropriate.
The ADRE will be focused on the Bay Area, and could be based in Eugene or the specific region assigned. Travel up to 50% of the time, primarily to the assigned region, will be an essential expectation of this position.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree OR five years of work experience. • Two years of professional or volunteer experience in development OR three years of professional or volunteer experience in a nonprofit organization.
Professional Competencies • Ability to identify, cultivate, and engage donors and prospects and build relationships with volunteers and other key constituents connected with the university. • Ability to develop strategies for reaching and engaging with prospects and regularly use Advance donor database and other tools to find and update information. • Ability to establish collaborative working relationships with colleagues and maintain professionalism when working with others. • Ability to make a persuasive verbal and written case articulating how the UO distinguishes itself from peer institutions, connecting the interests of university alumni, friends, and prospects to engagement strategies; ability to maintain core campus relationships and familiarity with industry best practices and trends relevant to philanthropy in higher education. • Ability to provide feedback to support staff and act as a resource for earlier career team members; 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 and integrate engagement strategy with volunteer opportunities. • Ability to use academic leadership and faculty members in engagement efforts, including representing development needs and ensuring academic leaders understand the role of development. • Ability to match pipeline strength, prospect/donor interests, and engagement priorities in strategic planning; ability to articulate how one’s individual initiatives and goals fit into programmatic direction and use the unit business plan to address questions about direction and priorities. • 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 • Familiarity with the University of Oregon and/or the UOAA. • Experience working remotely, or in a setting with limited direct supervision. • Experience with fundraising, event planning, and/or alumni relations. • Working knowledge of the Bay Area. • Experience with volunteer management in a nonprofit setting. • Experience in using social media to engage and connect with an audience.
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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