Director of Advancement Services

University of Texas at El Paso
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jul 16, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Program Administration and Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Advancement Services

Job ID: 8113
Location: El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: $RegTemp

FLSA Status

Posting End Date
Open until filled.

$70,000 - $76,000 annually

Hours per Week
40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hiring Department
Institutional Advancement

Required Application Materials
A cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply.

Please submit all documents in a single PDF file.

Purpose of Position
What is Institutional Advancement?

In Institutional Advancement (IA), our team works cohesively to build strategic relationships, keep alumni connected to each other and to the University, and match philanthropic goals with institutional priorities to advance, support, and sustain the University's mission. Our division relies on the constant collaboration of our departments - Alumni & Donor Engagement, Development & Advancement Services, & Strategy, Talent & Culture.

As America's leading Hispanic-serving university, UTEP is dedicated to access and excellence - for our students and, just as important, for our teammates. In Institutional Advancement (IA), we know that our success is built on the contribution of a team that is diverse in its people, thought, and experience. Our inclusive culture of care is more than a commitment at UTEP IA - it is the foundation of all that we do.

Who you are is comprised of various identities and life experience that shape your unique candidacy.

Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people from systemically marginalized communities will only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply.

Read on to understand more about who we're looking for in this role, what you'll do, and the skills and experiences we're after. Please include your cover letter to tell us about your interest in UTEP and Institutional Advancement as well as what you hope to bring to this role.

Who we want:

We are searching for an experienced leader with a track record of success to serve as the next Director of Advancement Services.

As we build-out our Development and Advancement Services team, we are searching for a highly collaborative leader to manage and enhance our existing Advancement Services team. You're analytical, enthusiastic, and love to problem-solve in a fast-paced environment. You collaborate often and know how to build consensus and trust.

We're searching for a partner who is excited to share in the responsibility and success for achieving University fundraising and engagement goals - someone who not only understands just how crucial advancement services is to the success of our division but also is passionate about positively influencing the effective development and management of institutional relationships.

Essential Functions
What you'll do:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement Services, you will help oversee the activities of the Gift Processing, Information Systems, and Research and Prospect Development Units. You'll work proactively to improve our alumni and donor experience, increase efficiency, and reduce organizational risk by collaborating with the entire IA Division, including the Development and Alumni and Donor Engagement teams.

With a commitment to best practices, you will ensure compliance with UT System and UTEP Policies, IRS regulations, federal and state laws, Donor Bill of Rights, CASE standards for reporting and gift acceptance, APRA, and other industry guidelines and standards. Using these industry standards, you will work collaboratively to continuously improve our policies and procedures. You'll review and update reports and dashboards to provide transparency of engagement and fundraising activity. You will use your creativity to enhance our operational effectiveness and will continuously iterate to improve our processes.

And as a manager, you will build trust with your team through authenticity, shared vision, and transparency. You'll be expected to invest time and energy in growing your team professionally and personally, to care deeply and challenge directly, and foster a team culture that relentlessly pursues excellence while also caring deeply about the human behind the job

Required Qualifications
What you'll need to be successful:

- Bachelor's Degree.
- Five years of advancement services related experience and/or training to the essential duties and responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Two years management experience
- Demonstrated skill in developing queries, reports, dashboards and understanding the importance and mechanics of data segmentation.
- Knowledge of current advancement technology, tools, applications, and systems, including but not limited to, CRM, online giving, event management, communication, and stewardship systems
- Tenacious optimism and a goal-oriented, growth mindset; the ability to remain flexible and develop creative solutions in pursuit of always maintaining forward momentum
- Capacity to multitask and continually balance competing priorities within a dynamic environment
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a small team with limited resources, supporting the success of all colleagues and prioritizing the UTEP's overall goals above personal achievement

Preferred Qualifications
It'd be nice if you had:

- Advanced degree
- Proficient experience with Raiser's Edge/NXT and/or other advancement CRM software
- Experience with PeopleSoft
- Experience in SQL or MsSQL

Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee is frequently required to use hands to feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 25 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to very loud.

EO/AA Statement
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

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