The Director of Advancement for the College of Health (DOA-COH)
directs all advancement, alumni relations, and communication
activities involved with the College of Health mission and
solicitation of donations from individuals, corporations,
foundations, and government agencies. This includes identifying,
cultivating, negotiating, and stewarding gifts of various amounts
including gifts of significant value. It includes volunteer
programs and communication plans that advance the mission of the
College of Health. The DOA-COH works with the Dean and
staff of the College of Health, staff of the Advancement, Alumni
Relations, and Communications department, and Chief Philanthropy
Officer (CPO) and staff of U of U Health Advancement Central
Services, the University’s Development Office, U of U Alumni
Association, U of U and U of U Health Communications and Marketing,
academic leaders, department chairs and faculty, alumni,
volunteers, and other advancement staff. Creating and implementing
a strategic, long-term development plan will be a key requirement
of the position. This position reports to the Senior Executive
Director of Advancement of U of U Health Advancement and the Dean
of the College of Health.
The University of Utah, an ANEO employer, encourages
applications from women and minorities and provides reasonable
accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and
employees. The University of Utah values candidates who have
experience working in settings with students from diverse
backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to
improving access to higher education for historically
University of Utah Job ID# PRN27033B - 00972 - Advancement-Univ
COMPENSATION: $75,900 to $130,049/year
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time, Ability to work evening and weekend
hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.
- Oversees a team of advancement, alumni relations, and
communications staff. Recruits hires, trains, supervises and
evaluates staff and volunteer staff.
- Directs strategy for advancement and oversees the
implementation of plans for the College of Health. Evaluates the
effectiveness of the plan.
- Develops strategy for communications and marketing and oversees
the implementation of plans for the College of Health. Ensures
policies and risk management is properly followed. Evaluates the
effectiveness of the plan.
- Develops strategy for alumni relations program and
implementation of plans for the College of Health. Ensures policies
and risk management is properly followed. Evaluates the
effectiveness of the program.
- Promote the vision, mission, goals, and core values of the
College of Health.
- Identifies, cultivates, solicits, negotiates, and stewards
donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and
- Develop, manage and implement a solicitation strategy for a
portfolio of 20-30 or more donor prospects capable of making gifts
of $25,000 or above.
- Plans strategies, goals and evaluates to increase fundraising,
alumni relations, and communication effectiveness including;
corporate gift-giving, capital campaigns, planned giving, annual
giving, major gifts, grant acquisitions, partners in gratitude,
special events, telemarketing, student philanthropy, volunteer
programs, and all communication channels: print, electronic,
broadcast, digital and social media.
- Submits an annual plan and budget that includes goals,
objectives, and strategies for fundraising, alumni relations, and
- Administers the departmental budget. May monitor the gift
accounts including endowed and expendable funds to ensure that they
are being managed in accordance with the donor’s gift
- Prepares written proposals, information materials, endowment
agreements, gift illustrations, and other materials needed to
secure gifts. Participates cooperatively in both the Health
Science’s and the University’s prospect management and tracking
- Prepares and analyzes market research to aid in fundraising,
alumni relations, and communications.
- Meets with various College of Health department clinical,
research, staff, and faculty members.
- In consultation with the SEDOA and Dean, submit an
annual advancement work plan and budget that includes goals,
objectives, strategies, anticipated travel, and metrics for
fundraising and professional development and performance management
goals. Participate in quarterly assessment of progress toward
meeting short- and long-term goals.
- Develops long-term relationships with potential donors and
volunteers. Responsible for cultivating prospects as potential
donors to the departments or college.
- Ensures appropriate recognition of donors and volunteers.
- Oversees all aspects of special events which is coordinated by
the Advancement Specialist.
- Identifies, organizes, and directs various boards and
committees within the college.
- Tracks the solicitation progress and ensures that proper
records are kept of each solicitation to avoid duplication of
efforts or potentially jeopardize donor relationships.
- Serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC), giving
insight to counsel regarding matters of development.
- Works cooperatively with staff in the U of U Health Advancement
office and with the University Development office, Annual Giving,
Planned Giving, and Corporate and Foundation Relations in preparing
solicitation strategies for assigned prospects in a portfolio.
Works collaboratively with U of U Alumni Association, U of U
Communications and Marketing, and U of U Health Communications and
This position has the authority to hire, evaluate and terminate
staff, to approve expenditures of the department/college’s
operating and personnel budget consistent with the approved
long-range goals and plans. The incumbent makes direct contact with
potential donors or foundations, maintains and updates potential
and current donor relations within the procedures determined by the
University President’s office related to donor clearance.
The major challenges of this position are achieving annual
fund-raising financial objectives in a competitive market; creating
new revenue streams and supervision of a creative workforce.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing),
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or related area, or
equivalency; eight years of progressively more responsible
management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations
and effective communications skills required.
Master’s degree in Business Administration, or related area
- 10 plus years of experience in fund-raising, marketing, sales,
business, public relations, annual, corporate, or foundation
- 7 years of budgeting and supervisory experience.
- Experience in grant or proposal writing, public speaking, a
background working with print and/or electronic media, an
understanding of university fund-raising practices and personnel
management is preferred.
- Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel
and a willingness to travel regionally is expected and
- Valid driver’s ID and an excellent driving record.
TO APPLY, VISIT: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/119885
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race,
national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation,
gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability,
genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from
historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women,
qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are
encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified
applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and
Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the
application process will be provided to individuals with
disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination
or affirmative action policies or to request disability
accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm
135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience
working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and
possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education
for historically underrepresented students.