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


Open Date 09/07/2018

Requisition Number PRN18298B

Job Title Development Director

Working Title Development Director of Events

Job Grade G

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

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Some nights and weekends as needed

VP Area President

Department 01146 - HR Special Group

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 115300

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Director will develop, plan and implement various fundraising and stewardship activities for Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF). As a part of theses activities, the Director will (1) secure financial support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other related entities and (2) advance HCF’s relationships with community organizations and agencies to grow participation inHCFevents.


The Development Director will perform a variety of complex activities surrounding those donor prospects with a high capacity to help Huntsman Cancer Foundation achieve its institutional advancement goals and objectives. These will include, but not limited to:

+Oversee, plan, implement allHCFmanaged events, other related events, and donor stewardship activities.

+GrowHCFmanaged events throughout Utah, and into Idaho and Wyoming.

+Assist in cultivating and securing event sponsors and prospects.

+Create and develop marketing collateral for events in partnership with HCF’s Director of Communications.

+Oversee 3rd party events by securing required agreements and providing these partiesHCFlogos, content, speakers, and other assistance as needed.

+Write fund proposals.

+Develop event strategy, tactics and production timeline, revenue and expense projections, and budget reconciliation.

+Responsible for the recruitment, scheduling, management, and retention of volunteers and staffing for events.

+Conduct tours ofHCIand its hospital and research facilities.

+Work with vendors to ensure the campaign deadlines, donor events, and donor recognition goals are met.

+Create regular reports to demonstrate accountability to donors andHCFteam.

+Contribute to newsletter, website content.

+Oversee social media activity and content.

+Onsite execution of all program/event elements, including event set-up and tear-down, in a polished and professional manner.

+Acknowledge and steward individuals and organizations as appropriate.

+Ensure appropriate information is completed, filed, and recorded in Raiser’s Edge and Advance.

+Foster relationships yielding repeat events and year-on-year revenue growth.

+During event time there will be extended hours, standing and sitting for long periods of time, lifting boxes, load in and out of an event, and set up of an event (tables, chairs, banners, barriers, marking ride and 5k courses).

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Public Relations, English, or a related field, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Five years experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, business, public relations, annual, corporate or foundation giving which includes two years of budgeting and supervisory experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience in grant or proposal writing, public speaking, a background working with print and/or electronic media, an understanding of university fundraising practices and personnel management is preferred.

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


+Excellent analytical and communication skills (both written and verbal) including the ability to write proposals, identify matches/fits between funding entities and programs at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), and aligning activities to donations.

+Ability to demonstrate and document compliance between donor wishes and HCI’s activities. This will include preparation of donor reports and renewal applications for funding.

+Ability to plan, research, and analyze donor prospects, leading to funding awards and funding resources.

+Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.

+Superior organizational skills, ability to manage a variety of projects, and attention to detail.

+Strong computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite.

+Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and will drive and meet strict deadlines and bottom line goals.

+Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality about donor and patient matters.

+Ability to accurately and enthusiastically represent both Huntsman Cancer Institute and Foundation to donor prospects.

+Ability to translate complex basic, translational, and clinical research endeavors to the public in easy-to-understand, accessible language.

+Ability to work expended hours during event time.

+Ability to take on tasks as they arise.

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.