The Division of Institutional Advancement at Utah Valley University is seeking 2 highly motivated full-time Directors of Development to join our team. These positions will lead comprehensive development efforts for needed areas, including University College, Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism, and the Fulton Library, and manage an assigned portfolio of donor prospects. Successful candidates will identify and qualify prospects, engage and cultivate current and prospective donors, and directly solicit donors for major gifts. Additionally, the Directors will draft and execute gift agreements, gift acceptance letters, funding proposals, or other presentations associated with development. The Directors represent the assigned areas at key development and alumni events, often occurring outside regular business hours.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline plus three years of staff level experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling seven years.
Knowledge of and significant direct experience with fund raising procedures and techniques, and the ability to apply this knowledge in fund raising efforts.
Knowledge of effective web-based search engines and search strategies.
Knowledge of academic operations, governance, and culture.
Knowledge of gift planning strategies.
Knowledge and experience with administration, including methods and techniques for the preparation, analysis, and conformity with budgets.
Strong skills with standard office and productivity software, which must include Microsoft Office Suite.
Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Strong strategic planner and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with business, philanthropic, and community leaders.
Ability to plan effective development strategies for donors.
Ability to think conceptually, globally, and understand the comprehensive operation of an institution of higher education.
Ability to appropriately represent the dean/unit leader and the interests of their unit.
Ability to effectively manage records and databases.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to freely navigate multiple campus sites, including visits to other campus locations.
Demonstrated ability in securing major grants and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources.
Internal Number: A97571 and A96801
About Utah Valley University
As the largest and one of the fastest-growing universities in the state, Utah Valley University (UVU) is a dynamic and innovative institution. UVU's dual-mission as an integrated university and community college allows us to educate every student for success in work and life through excellence in engaged teaching, services, and scholarship. UVU is committed to include all students, engage them in every facet of their learning experience, and help them achieve a meaningful degree that transforms their lives for good.