The University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of
encourages applications for an Associate
Director of Development
! This position is a frontline
development officer responsible for successfully engaging
constituents and soliciting their philanthropic support in a way
that is both exceptionally donor centered and that impacts the
strategic vision of the Leeds School.
The Associate Director will be focused on growing an existing
portfolio of relationships capable of making commitments of $25k+.
This position typically handles early and mid-level, moderately
complex donors and prospective donor relationships, with the intent
of cultivating, sustaining and increasing their engagement and
Our team thrives on the energy, enthusiasm and school pride that
comes from daily interactions with students at Leeds and across
campus. On a typical day, you can expect to participate in meetings
with colleagues from a variety of teams – perhaps Industry and
Foundation Relations, Undergraduate or Graduate Programs, or the
Office of Diversity Affairs. You will attend events ranging from
board meetings to pregame football celebrations, representing Leeds
and building relationships. You will travel regularly to a
designated region, where you will meet with donors, parents,
alumni, and friends of CU to grow their relationships with Leeds
and advance philanthropic gift conversations. Back in the office,
you will find supportive partners in learning about student
programs, identifying donor strategies, developing proposals and
gift agreements, and engaging and stewarding donors.
We encourage applicants who are not afraid to think about
fundraising in innovative and creative ways. If this sounds like
you, we encourage you to apply regardless of your industry
background. We can teach an incoming candidate:
- Advancement best practices such as prospect management, donor
cultivation and stewardship, and asking for a major gift
- Trends and opportunities for creating positive changes through
investment in higher education
- About the industries and partners that Leeds commonly works
with, including finance, accounting, real estate, entrepreneurship
and high-growth ventures, etc.
Successful team members share a passion for our work and the
ability to communicate that passion in ways that inspire people to
ask: “How can I help?” What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Other Development Duties as Assigned
- Manage a portfolio of around 120 current and prospective
donors. You will be responsible for strategizing and leading
efforts to engage these individuals with Leeds, working toward gift
solicitations (working towards commitments of $25K and above) and
other meaningful investments in the school.
- Align donor interests with strategic priorities and
opportunities at Leeds. Work closely with faculty and staff to
facilitate gifts conversations and investments in programs across
Leeds and CU Boulder.
- Manage internal relationships, including with the CU Foundation
team, to ensure that we deliver on our promises to donors and their
investments. Oversee timely and accurate completion of all stages
of work to close gifts to Leeds.
- Expect to travel about 25% of the time.
- Annual visit and proposal expectations are clearly communicated
in CU’s metrics planning and will be established in partnership
with the Senior Director.
- A daily commitment to collaboration, innovation and
- Build new relationships. Conduct discovery meetings with alumni
and other community members to gauge opportunities to bring
individuals and businesses into our work.
- Represent the Leeds School at events and use school engagements
as opportunities to deepen donors’ relationships with Leeds and CU
- Facilitate non-event engagements such as volunteer
opportunities and student interactions to strategically build
relationships in ways that leverage prospects time, talent, and
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.
This position will require some local, regional, and out-of-state
travel to meet with donors.
This position can work a hybrid schedule with two days on campus
and three days remote per week. What We Can Offer The salary range
is $70,000 - $80,000 annually.
Relocation assistance is available for eligible applicants.
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
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience will
substitute on a year-for-year basis.
- 3+years of professional, job-related experience.
Special Instructions To view the posting in its entirety, and
apply, please visit: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Associate-Director-of-Development-Leeds/44306
Please apply by November 30, 2022
: Application materials will not be accepted
via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs