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Assistant Director of Development, Arts & Sciences

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$66,000.00 - $72,000.00
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Colorado Boulder Office of Advancement encourages applications for an Assistant Director of Development, Arts & Sciences! The Assistant Director is a key individual contributor and partner for the College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School and University Libraries and is a crucial part of the Office of Advancement. Under the mentorship of the Senior Director of Development and other senior members of the team, the Assistant Director uses knowledge of fundraising techniques to coordinate and implement development activities for the College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School and University Libraries advancement team and has a strong desire to work towards becoming an expert level fundraiser. This role is meant to build the fundamentals and provide a pathway for a successful career in fundraising and relationship management.
This position demonstrates strong relationship-building skills and is responsible for cultivating new and existing donors and growing philanthropic support for the University through planning, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding leadership gifts of $10,000 and above. While the focus of the Assistant Director is to secure gifts in the $10K-$25K range, this role will also be tasked with securing gifts at $25K+ and $100K+ depending on their portfolio and tenure.   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.   What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Portfolio Management and Donor Engagement
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of approximately 120 individual prospects capable of making gifts of $10,000+.
  • In partnership with the Senior Director of Development, develop annual goals around development work (face to face meetings, proposals, dollars raised, and assists). Collaborate with Senior Director of Development to develop strategic plans for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding each donor as appropriate, collaborating with the system’s gift planning team, colleagues and academic partners when appropriate.
  • Conduct regular travel along the Front Range and in the State of Colorado to visit with donors in pursuit of achieving established goals and metrics.
  • Document prospect strategies and contact reports, evaluate new prospects and generate stewardship reports and general correspondence.
  • Connect with donors and potential donors via multiple channels, including phone, email, social media, etc.
  • Develop strategic plans for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors in alignment with system-wide development objectives and academic priorities.
Other Development Duties as Assigned
  • Partner with the A&S Development Officers to identify stewardship donors requiring cultivation toward a $10,000-25,000 gift.
  • Serve as advancement liaison to academic departments as advised by the Senior Director of Development.
  • Grow philanthropic totals by deepening collaboration with advancement and other campus colleagues for enhanced donor engagement. This involves participating in regular internal meetings and engagement opportunities (task forces, frontline fundraiser meetings, etc.).
  • Embrace a self-learner/self-starter demeanor and continuously look for opportunities to match donor interests with leadership initiatives in pursuit of meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate positive relationships daily between donors and CU administrators, faculty and staff to ensure effectiveness of programs.
  • Represent the University at events to support CU and cultivate donors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Should Know
  • This position will occasionally be required to work evenings/weekends.
  • This position works a hybrid schedule with some days on campus and some days remote.
  • This position will require local, regional, and out-of-state travel to meet with donors primarily within Colorado, though may occasionally extend to other areas.

What We Can Offer
The salary range is $66,000-$72,000 annually. Relocation assistance may be available within department guidelines.

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 experience or combination of education and experience may substitute. 
  • 1+ years of professional, job-related experience. 
  Special Application Instructions   Please apply by May 5, 2024 for consideration using the provided URL.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.      

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