Director of Advancement - CoH (PRN27033B)
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 underrepresented students.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN27033B - 00972 - Advancement-Univ Utah Health
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 government entities.
- 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 communications.
- 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 agreements.
- 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 system.
- 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 Marketing.
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 required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
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 preferred.
- 10 plus years of experience in fund-raising, marketing, sales, business, public relations, annual, corporate, or foundation giving
- 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 required.
- Valid driver’s ID and an excellent driving record.
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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.