Development Specialist

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Human Resources Administration, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title: Development Specialist Official Title: Development Specialist Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff FTE: 1.0 Compensation: $47,377 - $59,221 FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed Term-Terminal Position Summary:

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

The Development Specialist plays a key role in securing significant financial resources and gifts that enable the University to accomplish its mission and achieve its goals. This position is responsible for executing all major and planned giving efforts for their assigned college by annually managing a portfolio of 125 to 200 major and planned giving prospects. Additionally, this position assists in the implementation of University-wide fundraising campaigns and reports directly to the Director of Advancement. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts to benefit UWO and will serve as the main liaison to one of the four academic colleges.

Responsibilities Fundraising/Prospect Management · Collaborating closely with the Director of Advancement to design, plan and implement an aggressive program to identify, cultivate, solicit and effectively steward major gifts from alumni and friends of the University.

Establish annual goals for identifying new individual prospects · Establishing a program designed to increase the size of gifts received from alumni and friends and to secure additional gifts from those individual. Track and record all prospect activities in the Raiser’s Edge database system as outlined by departmental policies and procedures

Other Responsibilities · Collaborate as a member of the University Advancement Staff · Attend UW Oshkosh donor engagement events · Assist in the public recognition and stewardship of donors · Participate in professional development opportunities to learn about new techniques and ideas to further improve the development program at UW Oshkosh. · Carry out other duties and projects assigned by the Director of Advancement. Keep the Director of Advancement regularly updated about events, donor stewardship, donor recognition projects, assigned projects and progress toward achievement of performance goals.

Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s degree
At least 3 years fundraising experience
Experience in major gift solicitation
A working knowledge and demonstrated ability to operate computers and various software, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Ability to take initiative and to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
Strong organizational skills
Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
A strong ability to multi-task
A demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes that may occur
The ability and willingness to travel, on both weekdays and weekends
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion Preferred: Experience in implementing both small and large cultivation activities to increase involvement by and financial support from alumni, friends, board members and other supports.
Knowledge of fundraising best practices, planned giving techniques and basic tax implications related to philanthropic transactions.
A working knowledge of Blackbaud Raisers Edge donor management software
Masters Degree in non-profit management or philanthropic studies, public administration, marketing/public relations, or a related field To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Resume, cover letter, contact information for three references, and copy of unofficial transcripts.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by October 30, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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