Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation
: Staff - Full-Time
Who are we
We are Utah Valley University and have the largest student
enrollment among public universities in the state, approximately
41,000 students. We are one of a growing number of institutions in
the nation offering an integrated dual-mission model that combines
the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the
openness and vocational programs of a community college.
Utah Valley University is committed to exception care, exceptional
accountability, and exceptional results. The university will be
embarking on its first comprehensive fundraising campaign and the
Director will play a major role in the Development team's success,
collaborating with all unit-based directors of development and the
Office of Sponsored Projects.
What you'll be doing
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Development,
the Director of Development for Corporate and Foundation Relations
(“Director”) will engage organizations to raise philanthropic
funding for campus-wide initiatives. As a member of the
University's central development enterprise, the Director will
focus on developing new relationships with local, statewide, and
national organizations to promote student success and the
university's physical operating needs. Operating within approved
University and UVU Foundation guidelines and strategy regarding
development activities, the Director personally manages an assigned
portfolio of donors and prospects and will collaborate with
unit-based colleagues to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and
steward prospective donors. UVU offers an excellent benefits
package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays,
affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D
insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and
dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement
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, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of and significant direct experience with fundraising
procedures, techniques, and the ability to apply this knowledge
when creating relationships with corporate and foundation
- Strong knowledge of effective web-based search engines and
- Knowledge of academic operations, governance, and culture.
- Strong aptitude with standard office productivity software
which must include Microsoft Office programs.
- Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to handle
information with discretion.
- Strong strategic planning and critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with business, philanthropic, and
- Ability to plan effective development strategies for
- Ability to think conceptually, globally, and understand the
comprehensive operation of an institution of higher education.
- Ability to appropriately represent Institutional Advancement
and the interests of their unit. Experience with administration,
including methods and techniques for the preparation, analysis, and
administration of budgets.
- Ability to effectively manage records and databases.
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies
in a diverse community. Possess a professional outlook and keen
sense of accountability and be highly energetic, focused, and
- Ability to freely navigate multiple campus sites and meetings
Valid driver’s license and the ability or means to travel to
meetings at other sites related to the nature of this
Ability and willingness to travel and to work extended hours as
Lifting up to 25 lbs.
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous
leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental
insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver
(undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and
substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.
$65,427 to $81,784
Review Start Date:
Open Until Filled:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the
“Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time
after the review date.
To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/25117
Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s
qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability,
veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related
conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by
applicable federal, state, or local law.