Department: University Advancement
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Starts at $70,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
Application Review Begins
May 27, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following with your online application:
• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.
• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
• Three professional references.
University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include UO Alumni Association, Development, Principal and International Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.
Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon. This department supports the entire university campus by coordinating fundraising priorities and goals; collaborating in the preparation of annual goals and plans, and providing recommendations and counsel for implementing development activities university-wide.Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon. This department supports the entire university campus by coordinating fundraising priorities and goals; collaborating in the preparation of annual goals and plans, and providing recommendations and counsel for implementing development activities university-wide.
The Office of Stewardship and Donor Services manages donor relations, special events, volunteer coordination, gift administration, and prospect management. It is responsible for the design and implementation of a program of donor recognition and stewardship for annual donors (the President's Society), cumulative giving (Founders Societies), corporate donors (Corporate Partners), bequest donors (Arnold Bennett Hall Legacy Society), endowment donors and volunteers to the University of Oregon. This office works cooperatively with the UO President and administrators, school and college fundraising staffs, and UO donors to provide a university-wide stewardship and cultivation program that moves prospects toward solicitation readiness.
The Director of Donor Recognition and Reporting is responsible for the management, growth, and implementation of a program of recognition, stewardship, and reporting for university donors. Reporting to the Senior Director, Stewardship and Donor Services, the Director has major responsibility for the following recognition programs: annual donors (President’s Society), planned giving donors (Arnold Bennett Hall Legacy Society), cumulative giving (Founder’s Society), scholarship donors, donors to named faculty. Additionally, the Director will oversee annual donor reporting, as well as customized and strategic major gift and campaign priority reporting.
The Director has regular direct contact with donors, development officers, university faculty, students and administrators and will be an active participant in multi-level collaboration, communication, and partnership within the Stewardship and Donor Services team and within Advancement. The Director manages a team of stewardship professionals including the Associate Director of Scholarship and Named Faculty Stewardship, Assistant Director and Stewardship Specialist. Team direction is a key component of this position about 25% of the time. This position requires a flexible work schedule, to include some evenings and weekends, and the ability to obtain a valid UO Driver’s Certification.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Five years of experience in donor relations, customer service or related field.
• Five years of experience in managing people, teams and programs, including recognizing and leveraging strengths of individual team members; navigating performance concerns and workplace conflict; setting metrics and goals; and customizing onboarding, expectations, and career planning for all team members.
• Demonstrated exceptional customer service.
• Experience managing budgets and tracking expenditures.
• Experience with procuring goods and services from, and negotiating contracts with, vendors.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills using relational databases and Microsoft Office applications or equivalent software.
• Discretion and ability to interact with high-level donors, and the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
• Ability to adapt as new situations arise.
• Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and take an active role in mentorship and leadership of the team, serving as an example for professionalism, engagement of the broader team, collaboration, and proactive communication. Experience mentoring or guiding other employees and team members.
• Ability to communicate and articulate how individual initiatives and programmatic direction fit into overall Stewardship and Donor Services strategy, as well as use 12-month and multi-year projections and strategic planning tools to reach goals and anticipate trends, gaps, and priorities.
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Commitment to, and experience with, promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.
• Familiarity with the field of fundraising.
• Experience working directly with donors.
• Experience working with marketing/communication teams.
• Experience working in higher education.
• Familiarity with the University of Oregon.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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