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Associate Director of Development, Parent Giving

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$71,000.00 - $74,000.00
Closing date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Colorado Boulder Advancement's Team encourages applications for an Associate Director of Development for Parent Giving! The Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs (PG/BAP) team, in the Office of Advancement, is seeking a proven front-line development officer. The PG/BAP office is a campus-level development team passionate about helping CU Boulder help achieve its three imperatives through philanthropy – shape tomorrow's leaders, be the top university for innovation and positively impact humanity. The Associate Director will work in a designated region to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward parent and alumni major gift donors through teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving. This position is one of four reporting to the Sr. Director of Development. The PG/BAP is led by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are The Office of Advancement is a professional and hard-working advancement team that generates philanthropic support and overall external engagement for the University. Through these philanthropic and engagement efforts, the University is able to attract the brightest students, support and grow our hardworking faculty and strengthen our overall academic and co-curricular programs as we build a foundation of excellence for the future.    The office of Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs is dedicated to engaging alumni, parents, and friends with the University of Colorado for the specific goal of securing philanthropic gifts to the Parent Fund and broader CU Boulder campus-level programs. The Parent Fund provides direct support for the programs and initiatives (i.e., health and wellness, career services, academic tutoring, etc.) offered to all students through the Division of Student Affairs. Donor contributions to a variety of campus-level programs, i.e., financial aid, veterans, study abroad, etc., provide funding for the most impactful student success priorities and are investments in CU Boulder's prominence as an institution of higher education.  What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be Front-line development work:    1. Works to identify and cultivate new and existing individual relationships with the purpose of growing philanthropic support for the campus and increasing donor impact at CU.   2. Develops and manages portfolio consisting of (largely) parents and alumni, from a specific region, capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more.   3. Meets and/or exceeds goals related to donor meetings, number of proposals or grants submitted, and dollars raised. Goals to be set with and approved by the Senior Director of Development.   4. Works closely with CU leadership, including Deans, senior administrators and faculty, as needed, to develop and execute cultivation and engagement strategies, including individual meetings, small dinners and receptions, in order to reach established goals and objectives. Helps facilitate important relationships between donors and CU leadership to ensure positive philanthropic outcomes.   5. Travels to designated region at least 8-10 times annually and spends 3-4 days per trip in meetings to advance CU mission and donor relationships.   Administrative:    6. Works daily to ensure timely and accurate completion of proposals, pledge documentation and fund agreements.   7. Documents prospect strategies, writes contact reports, evaluates new prospects and generates general correspondence/communication to cultivate major gift prospects.   8. Represents the University at events in order to support CU and cultivate donors. What We Can Offer The salary range is $71,000- $74,000 annually.   Relocation assistance is available for those who qualify.  Benefits The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. What We Require
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful front-line fundraising or a combination of professional sales/relationship management experience. 
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