University of Utah Development Officer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/26/2018

Requisition Number PRN16477B

Job Title Development Officer

Working Title Development Officer

Job Grade E

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

Monday – Friday 8 am-5 pm

Some evenings and weekends required for special events

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00073 - Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Commensurate with Experience, max $43,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the campus of the University of Utah and offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 5,000 years of human creativity with a collection of over 20,000 objects and art works from classic Greek and Roman antiquities to cutting-edge, contemporary art. Founded in 1914, theUMFAis the state of Utah’s art museum, creating exhibitions and programs that serve a wide array of audiences. TheUMFAis housed in the award-winning Marcia and John Price Museum Building.

The Annual Fund Manager, is responsible for strategic leadership and management of UMFA’s annual giving program, including membership and donor programs and fundraising events, with a goal to increase giving totals from these sources.


The Annual Fund Manager will build on the UMFA’s annual fund program to create and implement a comprehensive, multi-level funding base. The Annual Fund Manager will direct and administer all aspects of annual fund giving to include: face-to-face and phone solicitation, membership programs, direct mail fundraising, online fundraising, donor database maintenance and appeal segmentation, donor acknowledgment and stewardship, gift processing and financial reporting. Acts as the staff lead for donor-related special events, including galas and coordination of committees and volunteers

This position plays a critical role in planning and implementing a comprehensive annual fund program to broaden donor base, upgrade the average size of donations, and increase donor retention.


•Oversee all functions of donor database management and assure that an accurate donor database is maintained.

•Oversee timely donor acknowledgments, including thank you letters

•Supervise the Membership Coordinator.

•Organizing and implement annual fund-raising campaigns and individual development projects.

•Plan, develop and manage specific program/events development centered activities.

•Oversee campaign activities such as special events, communications, personal associations, and membership program.

•Research annual gift prospects.

•Establish and maintain the membership and donor group program budgets; perform monthly financial reconciliations.

•Implement and maintain annual donor solicitation and stewardship programs.

•Implement on-going personal/written/phone/electronic contact with current and potential donors.

•Coordinate volunteer services and act as a liaison with department administrators, donors, university development office, and community organizations.

•Maintain a database, and files of all annual donor transactions and related development information.

•Act as the liaison to public relations and marketing for development activities.

•Write and oversee the design of effective membership and donor group solicitation pieces, publications, e-communications, and direct mail pieces.

•Represent theUMFAat various community meetings and events.

•Manage preparation, timeline, and publishing of all annual fund solicitation material and membership material in collaboration with the Marketing Dep., and Dir of Development.

•In collaboration with the Development Department andCFO, develop the five-year annual campaign plan.

•Manage system for securing and tracking in-kind donations.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, related field, or equivalency; 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 in grant or proposal writing and a background working with local print and electronic media is preferred. Demonstrated negotiating skills are also preferred.

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


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science and museum experience or art background preferred. Experience with Raiser’s Edge database software preferred.

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.