Job Information

University of Utah Development Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/09/2022

Requisition Number PRN29645B

Job Title Development Specialist

Working Title Development Assistant

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M – F, 9a -5p with some evenings and weekends

VP Area President

Department 00335 - KUER

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $31,600/yr. to $43,000/yr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

KUER , NPR Utah seeks a development professional to assist the major donor and events elements at KUER . As a core member of the development team at the station, this role will support the fundraising efforts of the Major Donor clubs and overall fundraising team, through data entry, communications, and event planning. The ideal candidate will be collaborative, motivated and able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities.

Our ideal candidate is an inclusive team member with the ability to build trust on their team and in the community we serve. This candidate should have a commitment to KUER’s core values and have the ability to be mindful of the diverse voices and lived experiences in our community that broaden perceptions and find common ground.


·Health, dental, and wellness coverage (\_wellness.php)

· Automatic and immediately vested14.2% employer contribution (\_401aPlan.php) to personal retirement account (401a)

· Freepublic transportation pass ( (Utah Transit Authority)

·Paid leave time (

·Tuition reduction for employee and family members (

· … and more:


Data Entry :

● Support the major gift team by providing backend support to further relationship building with impactful donors to KUER .

● Will work between two internal databases to assist with entering and reconciling gifts, gift plans, and processing gift acknowledgments and renewals for major donors and giving clubs.

● Able to work with multiple points of contact in the organization to ensure proper data entry and gift acknowledgment.

● Update data entry on major donors, including biographical, giving history, moves management. May include outreach to confirm donors’ data and preferences.

● Must be comfortable working with Microsoft office and g-suite and digital online platforms.

Events :

● Help to manage and execute event logistics for donor clubs and general membership events, including catering, travel, event rentals, and more.

● Assist with purchasing of supplies and running errands for events and fund drives

● Assist with event set-up and clean-up, including greeting donors, managing refreshments,etc. Will require some evenings and weekends.

● Coordinate and direct volunteers and staff to assist with events

● Create and manage digital or online platforms for event management and post-event surveys or feedback.

Fund Drives :

● Support the overall fundraising team by actively participating in the planning and execution of 3+ funding campaigns a year. This may include writing and updating scripts, managing on-air pitching, responding to donors, etc

● Assist with writing and editing thank you and renewal letters to major donors

● Run general errands associated with fund drive, including helping with meals for staff

● Other duties as assigned by the director of fundraising.

This job description reflects 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. In addition to duties outlined here the position includes such other duties as assigned.

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 Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field, or equivalency; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience which includes fundraising, grant and publication writing, planning and implementing special events and programs and a successful track record in raising donations is preferred.

Requirement – Resume & Cover Letter – In your cover letter or personal statement, please speak to your commitment to KUER’s station values of integrity, fairness, independence, education, and innovation.


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)

135 Park Building

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.