University of Utah Development Director in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 06/14/2019
Requisition Number PRN21016B
Job Title Development Director
Working Title Development Director
Job Grade G
FLSA Code Executive
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
M-F; 8:30 am to 5 pm; occasional evenings and weekends
VP Area President
Department 00340 - Red Butte Garden & Arboretum
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 65,000 - 90,000
Open Until Filled Yes
Directs all development activities involved with the cultivation and solicitation of donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies. This includes directing and coordinating efforts to solicit and secure gifts, including operating, capital, and planned gifts, sponsorships, and the planning and coordinating of the Annual Giving Program.
- Plan and implement strategies to increase fund-raising effectiveness including; corporate gift giving, capital campaigns, planned giving, sponsorships, annual giving, major gifts, grant acquisitions, and special.
- Develop long term relationships with potential donors.
- Responsible for cultivating prospects as potential donors for the Garden.
- Solicit and close on gifts from donors at all funding levels, particularly major and planned gifts.
- Ensure appropriate recognition of donors, oversees donor communications.
- Organize and direct board fundraising and other committees within the Garden.
- Oversee all Garden fund-raising programs.
- Provide volunteer training for fund-raising participants.
- Track the solicitation progress and ensures that proper records are kept of each solicitation to avoid duplication of efforts and possible embarrassment.
- Set and administer the departmental budget.
- Monitor gift accounts, including endowed and expendable funds, to ensure that they are being managed in accordance with the donor’s gift agreements.
- Organize the Development Department for effectiveness and efficiency, which includes to recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate development staff and volunteers.
- Use market research to aid in fund raising.
- Problem Solving
This position has the authority to hire and fire staff upon the approval of the Executive Director, to approve expenditures of the Garden’s Development Department consistent with approved budget and departmental goals and plans. The incumbent makes direct contact with potential donors and foundations, maintains donor relations within the procedures determined by the University President’s office related to donor clearance.
The major challenges of this position will be development of a robust planned giving program, obtaining major gifts for capital projects and annual operating support, achieving annual fund-raising financial objectives in a competitive market, creating new revenue streams, and development and supervision of an effective, efficient, creative department.
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 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.
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.