University of Utah Development Officer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/29/2017

Requisition Number PRN15388B

Job Title Development Officer

Working Title Development Officer

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00006 - Associate VP for Diversity

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 55000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Directs, coordinates, plans and implements fund-raising activities for both the Office for Equity and Diversity and the School for Cultural and Social Transformation to secure financial support from individuals, corporations and foundations, and for advancing the relations of the Office and the School with community organizations and agencies.

The University of Utah is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, and staff, as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our University community. We recognize that a diverse and inclusive University enriches the educational experiences of all students, and enhances our excellence as a world-class institution for twenty-first century learners. The Office for Equity and Diversity is proud to lead the University’s efforts to support the success and achievement of faculty, students, and staff who self-identify as African American/Black, Latina/o or Chicana/o, Asian American, Pacific Islander, American Indian, members of theLGBTQcommunity, and women in underrepresented fields.

The School for Cultural and Social Transformation houses the Ethnic Studies Division and the Gender Studies Division. While the School is new, Gender and Ethnic Studies have long histories at the University. With the new School, we hope these units will flourish into the future.


Directs or assists with development activities for the Office for Equity and Diversity and the School for Cultural and Social Transformation including cultivating donors and prospective donors, soliciting gifts, and assuring appropriate acknowledgment of all contributions. Organizes or assists with the solicitation strategies of donors including identifying appropriate donors for each unit. Oversees campaign activities such as special events, communications, personal associations, and membership in community organizations. Prepares proposals by performing research, coordinating with department board members, meeting with potential donors, corporations or foundations and writing the proposals.

Coordinates volunteer services and acts as a liaison with volunteer advisory boards, department administrators, donors, university development office, and community organizations. Maintains a database and file of all donor transactions and related development information. Coordinates publicity for development events by working with the Communication Director to determine the most effective advertising medium and approach. May prepare public service announcements, interviews, and other media and press releases in conjunction with the Communication Director. Assists with planning receptions, press releases and other forms of donor recognition. May visit potential and actual donors with or without the Department Chair, Dean or Director. May represent the department /college or University at various community meetings and events.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, related field, or equivalency; three years of fund-raising experience which includes direct solicitation of contributions, volunteer leadership support, written and verbal presentations, and strategy and market development are required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience in grant or proposal writing and a background working with local print and electronic media is preferred. Demonstrated negotiating skills are also preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Strong preference for experience working with students, staff and faculty from historically underrepresented backgrounds in a higher education setting.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.