13031: Director of Development, Northwest Region

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Director of Development, Northwest Region - Archive
University Development

Posting: 13031
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-03-14

Reports To:  Assistant Vice President, Annual-Regional-Special Gifts, University Development
Term:  1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Salary Range:  $85,000 - $100,000
Review Date:  Search will remain open until filled.  Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2013
Start Date:  As soon as possible

University/School Profile:

The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.

The University of Oregon’s commitment to academic excellence draws well-rounded students and faculty members to the university.  The university is a comprehensive research institution that serves its students and the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world through the creation and transfer of knowledge in the liberal arts, the natural and social sciences, and the professions.  As a leader in sustainability, with a commitment to preserving the environment and pursuing innovation, the university is where tradition meets technology in a classic college campus setting.  With no shortage of academic and other opportunities, distinguished UO alumni include two Nobel Prize winners, 10 Pulitzer Prize winners, 19 Rhodes Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, seven Oregon governors, eight United States senators, and 18 United States representatives.

Essential Functions:

The University of Oregon and University Development are seeking applications for the Director of Development, NW Region position in the Regional Development Program.  Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Annual, Regional, and Special Gifts in University Development, the director is responsible for the strategic identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $100,000 or more.  Additionally, the director will be expected to build and successfully manage a portfolio of philanthropic partners, as well as work with other university leaders, faculty, and other development officers to coordinate donor cultivation and solicitation strategies.  The position is field-oriented, requiring direct contact with donors and donor prospects and will involve regular and consistent travel. 

The director will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university.  Performance as measured against these goals will be evaluated annually. 

University Development is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment.  We welcome applications from candidates that will promote and value our culture and exercise teamwork and collaboration when working with diverse groups, donors, volunteer groups, and coworkers. 

Qualifications:  Required qualifications include: bachelor’s degree; and a minimum of three years' fundraising experience or five years' combined experience in development and a closely related field such as corporate sales.  Other qualifications include: extensive experience in prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation; a demonstrated ability to manage people and/or programs and develop strategies to achieve operating goals; the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty and staff; the ability and willingness to quickly learn the university history, mission, demographics, faculty, programs, and departments as well as the university culture in order to persuasively articulate how the UO distinguishes itself from peer institutions; a strong sense of donor driven customer service; proficiency in the use of personal computers and their routine software applications; and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.  In addition, successful candidates will have the discretion and ability to interact with high-level donors; the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality; and the ability to make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospective donors to university needs.  Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience working with volunteer boards; have experience in higher education development; and an understanding of the nature of a professional school and research university.  The ability to travel is also required.  Prior to hire, the finalist in this position must complete a criminal background check.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $85,000 – 100,000.  We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

The search will remain open until filled.  Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2013.  To ensure consideration, application materials should be received by March 7, 2013. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references to:

Search Committee, Dir. of Dev., NW Region
University Development
University of Oregon
1720 East 13th Ave., Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

Or by email to: uodevelopment@uoregon.edu

The UO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act