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University of Utah Assistant Director of Development in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/02/2024

Requisition Number PRN37214B

Job Title Assoc Director, Dev/Social Svc

Working Title Assistant Director of Development

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive 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 00029 - External Relations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $65,000-$80,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The David Eccles School of Business Office of Alumni Relations and Development seeks a dynamic frontline fundraiser with 2-5 years of experience in philanthropy who excels at building and maintaining excellent relationships. This position will report to the Senior Director of Development.

The Assistant Director of Development will focus on soliciting major gifts, write proposals, discover & qualify new prospective donors, and craft meaningful stewardship plans. This team is fast-paced, collaborative, and impact-driven. Our strategic priority is to strengthen the Eccles School’s donor pipeline, raise funds for top priorities, and develop long-term relationships to build a strong foundation for future support. This position will be part of a talented team of fundraisers and is an excellent opportunity for professionals to work collaboratively and grow their career.

The David Eccles School of Business is dedicated to giving our students a premier education and experience. We know higher education is a significant investment and we provide services that help students navigate their path, including the professional and community-based opportunities necessary to succeed. The Office of Alumni Relations and Development is responsible for all alumni and donor engagement and communications, as well as all fundraising for scholarships, capital campaigns, academic programs, Centers and Institutes, and student services at the Eccles School.


• Serve as a frontline fundraiser responsible making direct solicitations through face-to-face interactions and grant writing as well as discovering and qualifying prospective donors and ensuring meaningful donor stewardship.

• Manage a portfolio and schedule 12-15 meetings per month with prospects, donors, and alumni.

• Develop donor solicitation strategies, write proposals to alumni, friends, foundations, and companies.

• Secure sponsorships for a variety of events that support the Eccles School’s overall fundraising efforts.

• Travel to regional markets to grow alumni engagement and develop donor support nationally.

• Communicate persuasively about the Eccles School’s programs, students, and major initiatives.

• Track and maintain donor records and relationships.

• Represent the David Eccles School of Business at appropriate University activities and events.

• Work effectively in a highly motivated team environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communication, or a related area and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

· 4-5 years of related experience in philanthropy.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred. This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Excellent communication, active listening, and relationship-building skills required. Philanthropic fundraising experience, including face-to-face solicitations, grant writing, and a successful track record of raising donations is required. Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. High ethical standards, discretion, and confidentiality in working with donor information. Experience with CRM database preferred.

Disclaimer : This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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 of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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