University of Utah Advancement Officer in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 09/01/2020
Requisition Number PRN24226B
Job Title Development Officer
Working Title Advancement Officer
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00195 - College of Health-Dean
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 39300 to 64000 DOE
Open Until Filled Yes
This position has the opportunity to join a team setting that is engaging alumni around aspirational fundraising goals for the College of Health. The college has the largest student body in U of U Health and is among the largest colleges/schools at the university. The college is implementing a strategic effort to reengage nearly 18,000 alumni. In addition, this position works with individuals, foundations, and corporations to raise funds for endowments and annual support. The College is a salient part of the transformation of health care, and this position will help to ensure its successful role through philanthropy.
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This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.
Build relationships and secure philanthropic support ($1,000 and above) through personal visits with donors and prospective donors, including individuals, businesses/corporations, and foundations. Inform potential contributors of the needs of the College of Health and encourage gifts to endowments, annual fund and projects. Assure appropriate acknowledgment of contributions.
Provide staff support for the Alumni Board, events of the Alumni Board and promote alumni participation both in Utah and out of state. Acts as a liaison with department administrators, donors, volunteers, university development office, alumni department, and community organizations.
Follow up with donors through annual fund and phonathon campaigns.
Identify and maintain information on donors and prospective donors.
Prepares proposals by performing research, coordinating with department board members, meeting with potential donors, corporations or foundations and writing the proposals.
Assist with marketing and communication efforts.
Assist donors in being ambassadors.
Organizes or assists with the solicitation strategies of donors.
May represent the department /college or University at various community meetings and events.
Other duties as assigned.
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.
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.
Experience in alumni engagement and fundraising, including soliciting donations
Exceptional writing skills
Proven track record in successful grant writing and corporate solicitation
Prior experience creating a development plan
Experience with fundraising databases such as Advance
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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.
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.