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Development Officer

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Assoc Prov & VP for Outreach

Division Name
Assoc Prov & VP for Outreach

Position Title
Development Officer

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University Outreach is excited to begin the search for a Development Officer! The Development Officer will plan, organize and implement fund-raising activities.

Why Should YOU Choose Auburn University?
  • Auburn University was named a “Best in Alabama” employer by Forbes! Our employee longevity speaks for itself, with employees staying an average of ten years.
  • Competitive state benefits including retirement plan vesting at 10 years of service, generous leave accrual, and parental leave opportunity.
  • Auburn University tuition assistance for yourself and your dependents. Employees can take 15 hours of classes for free, and dependents receive a 50% tuition waiver.
It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Maintains database of local, state and national corporate and individual donors with missions well-suited to support Outreach programs and activities.
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with all local, state and national corporate and individual potential sponsors identified through the Outreach donor base.
  • Formulates and implements an Outreach model for soliciting financial, in-kind and material gifts through varied means of communication to include virtual meetings, in-person meetings, mail-outs, social media and mass media.
  • Serves as Outreach designee to express gratitude for all contributions by letter, phone call, and/or participating in/attending and hosting events and functions for donors.
  • Supports the Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships in coordinating annual strategic planning for unit advancement.
  • Prepares and presents a quarterly report of development activities to the VP and AVP of University Outreach in collaboration with unit directors. Consolidates reports annually.
  • Prepares and manages budget with input provided by the Director. Reviews and approves financial records, vouchers and acquisitions.
  • Develops reports, records, and programs and analyzes information necessary to plan and complete projects and assignments.
  • Supports Outreach directors in developing campaigns and/or presentation proposals related to funding priorities in order to keep top prospects informed, interested, involved and to meet development goals and objectives.
  • Assists directors in producing marketing materials to support development efforts.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Level I - Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, and/or public relations.

Level II - Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, and/or public relations.

Level III - Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, and/or public relations.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
  • Previous fundraising experience with an emphasis on building a portfolio of donors or clients and closing gifts or completing a sales cycle.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize complex projects and plans to deliver results.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with a diverse client base.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the university, the mission of the foundation and assigned college/unit.
Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$51,900 - $116,500

Job Category

Working Hours if Non-Traditional
7:45 to 4:45 p.m.

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee outside of probationary period
    • Current part-time Auburn or AUM employee
    • Not an Auburn or AUM employee
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will obtain within 6 months
  4. * Do you have 2 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, and/or public relations?
    • Yes
    • No

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