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Director of Development

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Full Time
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University of Idaho

Director of Development

Location: Boise

Division/College: University Advancement (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The director of development is responsible for increasing major gift opportunities for the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS). Specific responsibilities include management of assigned prospects with cultivation activities, face-to-face visits, proposal development, identification and solicitation of major gifts primarily ranging from $25,000 to $1,000,000 from individuals, corporations, commodity groups, and foundations. This position is a key member of the college/unit fundraising team and works collaboratively to achieve fundraising goals for the college/unit.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years full-time professional experience in fundraising or related areas
  • Experience working in an environment dependent on developing and maintaining positive relationships

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • 5+ years full-time professional experience in fundraising or related area
  • Experience with volunteer boards and committees
  • Public relations or marketing experience
  • Strong knowledge of development activities, preferably in higher education or in a college of agriculture
  • Experience or education in one of the colleges’ (CALS) disciplines
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Experience in effectively managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Effective organizational and marketing skills
  • Familiarity with database computer systems and applications, preferably with customer relationship management systems

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other
  • Willingness to travel and work odd hours and weekends

Posting Number: SP003526P

Posting Date: 08/10/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by 9/7/22 will receive first consideration.

In your letter of qualification, using details and examples, please address all of the required and preferred qualifications for this position and how your experience and skills align. The information provided in your letter of qualification will be used to determine eligibility for an interview and demonstrate your communications skills.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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