Job Information

University of Utah Associate Director of Annual Giving in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/15/2023

Requisition Number PRN35371B

Job Title Assoc Director, Dev/Social Svc

Working Title Associate Director of Annual Giving

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

8:30a – 5:30p, M – F with some evening and weekend hours as needed

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00972 - Advancement-Univ Utah Health

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $65,000 - $71,500

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

As a part of the University of Utah, University of Utah Health Advancement is deeply committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion ( EDI ). We embrace this commitment to grow and maintain a diverse, safe, and inclusive workplace culture for all employees in University Advancement. With an increasingly diverse population of alumni and donors, we recognize that nationally the most successful advancement offices employ individuals who can connect with these diverse communities and understand approaches that mirror a broad perspective of cultures, values, and experiences. The long-term strength and viability of the University of Utah stem from the ongoing EDI practices, and we work intentionally to ensure these efforts are reflected in all aspects of our fundraising and advancement work. We highly encourage applications from historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military, and others who would bring additional dimensions of education and experience to our team.

Reporting to the Director of Annual Campaigns, the Associate Director of Annual Giving, Data and Operations will be a critical member of the Health Annual Giving team. This person will provide project management support of health academic area, clinical area, and health system wide solicitation plans to patients, donors, alumni, and community members. They will help develop an encompassing engagement/solicitation strategy and oversee solicitation data requests, tracking and results reporting in collaboration with the Director of Annual Campaigns.

They will play the lead role in preparing data sets for solicitations, segmenting and targeting, and liaising with our annual giving vendor to maintain giving and stewardship reports. They will work collaboratively with the Annual Giving Digital Communications Manager to execute digital appeals, anniversary appeals, and digital stewardship efforts.

At University of Utah Advancement, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary, medical/dental/vision/life plan and and up to 14.2% contribution to your retirement plan, we have the following perks, including:

Flexibility: There is opportunity for a hybrid (combination of in-person and remote) work environment with this role.

Office Culture: we have a highly collaborative office. Dress code is relaxed business/casual – we want you to be comfortable.

Wellness in action: take advantage of our many health and wellness programs on-campus and virtually. This includes mental health and resiliency support, discount on outdoor recreation rentals and Eccles Student Life Center, nutrition services, and more.

Community: Discounted and sometimes free admission to arts, cultural, museum, lectures and select sporting events on campus.

Learning: In addition to the many free educational opportunities on campus, the University offers 50% tuition reduction for eligible employees and their families. We also offer many professional development opportunities and an annual budget to develop your skills.

Other benefits and services include:

  • Flexible Spending Accounts ( FSA )
  • Supplemental Retirement Savings Plans (403(b), Roth 403(b), 457(b))
  • WellU Employee Wellness Program
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program ( EAP )
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Hyatt Legal Plans
  • UESP 529 College Savings Plan
  • Auto/Home Insurance
  • Family and Medical Leave Act


Key responsibilities:

  • Data reporting and constituent analysis on all annual giving campaigns
  • Liaison with reporting and gift matching processes with vendor and the Director of Annual Campaigns
  • Liaison with advancement services on data requests, gift reporting, data integrity, online giving, and crowdfunding
  • Basic graphic design, and curation of digital, photo, and video assets for appeals and communications
  • Maintaining data integrity of our constituents in Unite CRM platform

Key skill sets and attributes:

  • Proficiency with project management software
  • Process orientation and excellent organizational skill set
  • Data analysis and CRM platform and reporting experience
  • Proficient verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
  • Proven ability to motivate, engage, and work with alumni, volunteers, and colleagues.
  • Cross-team collaboration
  • Graphic design basics and Adobe Creative Suite proficiency
  • Enthusiasm for engaging constituents in giving

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 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.


Department qualification Preferences:

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 working with vendors preferred. Data analysis and demonstrated proficiency with CRMs, project management and editing and digital tools preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.