The University of Colorado Boulder's College of Music Advancement
team encourages applications for an Assistant Director of
Development. Under the guidance of the Assistant Dean for
Advancement, the Assistant Director of Development is responsible
for managing a portfolio of annual giving donors and prospects and
supporting the College of Music (COM) and the Colorado Shakespeare
Festival's (CSF) annual giving channel-based activities. The
Assistant Director of Development will also collaborate with the
team on alumni engagement initiatives and discovery work. The
College of Music Advancement team is a collaborative group of
skilled professionals who work closely with the dean and faculty to
strategically elevate the College of Music and Colorado Shakespeare
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 College of Music, founded in 1920, is recognized as one of the
top comprehensive music schools in the country. The College of
Music offers seven degree programs in over 28 fields of study, at
the bachelor’s level through the doctorate. Our dedicated and
encouraging community of 550 degree-seeking students, 70 full-time
faculty, 30 part-time faculty, and 30 professional, technical and
administrative staff produces over 350 performances and numerous
guest lectures, master-classes, and outreach events each
year. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Annual Appeals, Solicitations, Membership
- Identify, cultivate, and personally solicit new and recurring
donors in a portfolio of major and leadership annual giving
prospects capable of making annual gifts of $5,000 to $25,000.
- Establish fundraising goals around individual solicitations in
partnership with the Assistant Dean. Goals will minimally include
the number of donor visits, proposals submitted, and dollars
- Prepare and support the Dean, Faculty, and administrators for
visits with top prospects, donors, and other key partners towards
the achievement of fundraising and relationship-building
- Lead COM’s efforts to enhance its donor pipeline by using
Tessitura and closely coordinating with the CU Presents staff.
- Set goals and increase participation for scholarship programs
and special funds (COM, CSF, and CU Presents) through annual
- Partner with Program Manager for Stewardship & Donor
Relations to implement ongoing stewardship and cultivation
strategies for membership donors.
- Manage annual appeal/mass solicitation program including but
not limited to four giving societies, end-of-year campaigns, and
special programs for COM and CSF.
- Collaborate with CU Boulder and CU System Advancement Annual
Giving teams on annual solicitation plan, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
phone-derived solicitations, and crowdfunding opportunities.
- Assess COM/CSF annual giving data and current practices to
achieve annual giving goals determined in partnership with the
assistant dean for advancement, supervisor, and annual giving
- Actively engage with partners/vendors to complete appeals.
Supervise the development of all print and digital appeals, manage
mailing lists and segmentation strategy, and coordinate with
prospect managers campus wide as needed.
- Update and refresh any solicitation language on COM, CSF and CU
Presents websites and in external messaging.
Assist the Program Manager for Stewardship & Donor Relations to
fulfill individual donor membership benefits associated with four
critical giving societies:
- Takács Quartet Society;
- Artist Series;
- Eklund Opera; and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Benefits
currently include parking, ticket vouchers, newsletters, and event
Meetings and Events
- Partner with COM team, Industry and Foundation Relations
officers, and any appropriate advancement colleagues to facilitate
and grow a Corporate Sponsorship program for the CSF and Artist
Series by developing marketing materials, tracking confirmations,
and confirming receipt of sponsorship agreements and benefit
- Identify, cultivate, and solicit Artist Series corporate
- Assist the Program Manager for Stewardship & Donor
Relations with fulfilling Corporate Sponsorship benefits while also
facilitating a working partnership with CU Presents and CU
compliance to ensure accurate fair market value of benefits, track
membership rosters, and communicate changes to membership benefit
- Report out on the annual giving plan, outcomes, and budget and
will make recommendations on budget requests for the annual giving
- Serve as a key member of the COM Advancement team, attends
regular Advancement and COM/CSF meetings, becomes proficient in
talking about COM/CSF, represents COM/CSF on annual giving
- Attend donor and community events and represents COM/CSF.
What You Should Know All University of Colorado Boulder employees
are required to comply with the campus
COVID-19 vaccine requirement
. New employees must provide proof
of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within
30 days of employment.
We anticipate this position will support a hybrid format (remote
and in-person work). What We Can Offer The salary range is $60,000
- $65,920 annually.
Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.
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 in a related field or equivalent combination
of education and experience.
- 1+ year of experience in fundraising, alumni relations,
volunteer engagement, event management and/or related areas.
What You Will Need
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a
fast-paced and sophisticated environment. Ability to adapt to
changing situations and priorities.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an
ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships.
- Ability to cultivate and solicit donations from individuals at
leadership annual gift level ($5,000 - $25,000).
- Strong organizational, prioritization, and time-management
- Knowledge of database management tools and experience in data
analysis and report generation from large databases.
- Ability to handle sensitive information discreetly and maintain
- Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and
geographical differences with the ability to work well with
faculty, staff, alumni, and students from a diverse set of
- Software used: Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, Advance CRM,
What We Would Like You To Have
- Familiarity with Tessitura CRM.
Special Instructions Please apply by June 15, 2022, for