Assistant Director-Annual Giving Alumni Liaison
$40,173.00 - $53,631.00 Annually
FT Exempt Salaried Staff
9/30/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
800 W University Parkway, Orem
Major Gifts/Development Programs
The UVU Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Department is looking
for the right candidate to fill this position. Through fundraising
and networking efforts, our departments help students, faculty, and
staff have the resources needed to succeed and move the institution
into the future! We would love for you to be a part of that legacy.
Working under the supervision of the Director of Annual Giving, the
Assistant Director of Annual Giving - Alumni Relations Liaison is
responsible for fundraising efforts surrounding current students
and alumni. This includes planning, implementation, and execution
of fundraising campaigns and events designed to expand a culture of
engagement and philanthropy to the University in conjunction with
Alumni Relations and student activities. Additionally, the
Assistant Director manages multiple donation platforms and ensures
proper movement of the donor pipeline and stewardship processes are
Summary of Responsibilities
- Responsible for the development and implementation of annual
giving and long-term giving strategies designed to determine and
track UVU affinity, create philanthropic awareness, engage new and
current donors, increase donor retention and participation,
solidify stewardship plans, achieve metrics, and track results.
This includes developing a comprehensive calendar of solicitation
activities surrounding Alumni Relation events and other campus
opportunities to connect with current students and alumni. Duties
include, but are not limited to, creating campaign strategies,
managing project deadlines, incorporating appropriate messaging and
segmentation, executing multi-channel delivery methods, ensuring
data hygiene, and determining appeal strategy, timing, and donor
- Cultivate relationships with student government, students,
alumni, and annual giving level donors through primary manager
level relationships, campus partner connections, alumni and student
events, direct mail, email, text, and social media. Track student
and alumni outreach, cultivation, and stewardship to ensure current
and potential donors are solicited to secure new/annual gift(s),
invited to events, and stewarded properly.
- Collaborate with and advise Directors of Development, Alumni
Relations, alumni chapters, Alumni Relations Advisory Board, GOLD
Council, and campus partners to develop campaign strategies that
build affinity and encompass the donor cycle: cultivation,
solicitation, retention, and stewardship as well as ensure
university policy is adhered to in receiving donations.
- Establish and mentor the Student Philanthropy Council and work
closely with the Alumni Relations Student Alumni Association
Ambassadors, Foundation Ambassadors, student government, and other
campus partners to facilitate and manage fundraising and
stewardship efforts, and ensure fundraising activities are
incorporated within campus and Alumni Relations events.
- Other duties as assigned, which may include supporting
university-level and Annual Giving priorities in engagement-focused
events, and seeking opportunities for professional development that
will enhance job performance, including building networks within
the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, Finance, Communication,
Public Relations, English, or a related field, or equivalency and
two years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, business,
public relations, annual, corporate or foundation giving, or a
combination of education and/or experience totaling six
Experience in development, annual giving, alumni relations, and
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
- Knowledge of soliciting diverse groups and best practices for
annual fundraising programs, alumni engagement, event management,
- Evidence of experience or significant professional development
with an institutional advancement, business, marketing, nonprofit,
or higher education focus
- Experience creating, writing, editing, and managing direct and
digital cultivation and solicitation efforts, including direct
mail, email, social media, and internet advertising, with
demonstrated ability to successfully solicit and close annual fund
gifts with clear metrics of success.
- Innovative, strategic thinker with the ability to successfully
manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with a strong
work ethic, innovative and creative mindset, robust attention to
detail, superb organizational skills and analytical abilities.
- Demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong
relationships with students, donors, alumni, campus partners,
peers, and friends of the institution.
- Intrinsically motivated and able to create innovative ideas to
achieve results. Recognizes and seizes opportunities.
- Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative,
set priorities, handle multiple projects efficiently and
effectively, and track results. Takes responsibility and initiative
to set and meet goals, objectives and obligations while
representing the mission, visions, and values of the
- Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Poised,
professional manner with the ability to express oneself clearly and
empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of
communications, verbal and written, one-on-one and groups, etc.
Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that
engages dialogue in a way that resolves differences.
- Demonstrated competency with a comprehensive and contemporary
donor database system such as Blackbaud Raisers Edge.
- Strong skillset with Microsoft Office, particularly the ability
to utilize Excel to manipulate and analyze data, utilize formulas,
and manipulate pivot tables.
UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's
qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability,
veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related
conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by
applicable federal, state, or local law.
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/uvu/jobs/4197565/assistant-director-annual-giving-alumni-liaison