Director of Development - Institutional Advancement

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 4, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Development - Institutional Advancement

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Who are we

We are Utah Valley University and have the largest student enrollment among public universities in the state, approximately 41,000 students. We are one of a growing number of institutions in the nation offering an integrated dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college.

Utah Valley University is committed to exception care, exceptional accountability, and exceptional results. The university will be embarking on its first comprehensive fundraising campaign and the Director will play a major role in the Development team's success, collaborating with Institutional Advancement and campus-wide colleagues to advance the university's mission.
Institutional Advancement is seeking a Director of Development - College of Science, University College, College of Humanities and Social Sciences who will support and collaborate closely with three of Utah Valley University's deans: University College, the College of Sciences, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to advance private philanthropic fundraising at Utah Valley University.

What you'll be doing

  • As a member of the University's Development team within Institutional Advancement, the Director will be assigned to lead comprehensive development efforts for annual, major, principal, and planned giving within the academic areas listed above.
  • Operating within approved University and Foundation guidelines and strategy regarding development activities, the Director personally manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects and is responsible for identifying, qualifying prospects, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and prospective donors.
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline plus three years of staff level experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling seven years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and significant direct experience with fundraising procedures, techniques, and the ability to apply this knowledge when creating relationships with corporate and foundation contacts.
  • Strong knowledge of effective web-based search engines and search strategies.
  • Knowledge of academic operations, governance, and culture.


  • Strong aptitude with standard office productivity software which must include Microsoft Office programs.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Strong strategic planner and critical thinking skills.


  • Demonstrated ability to work with business, philanthropic, and community leaders.
  • Ability to plan effective development strategies for prospective donors.
  • Ability to think conceptually, globally, and understand the comprehensive operation of an institution of higher education.
  • Ability to appropriately represent Institutional Advancement and the interests of their unit.
  • Experience with administration, including methods and techniques for the preparation, analysis, and administration of budgets.
  • Ability to effectively manage records and databases.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Possess a professional outlook and keen sense of accountability and be highly energetic, focused, and outcome-oriented.
  • Ability to freely navigate multiple campus sites and meetings off-campus.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in capital campaign fundraising.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability or means to travel to meetings at other sites related to the nature of this position.

Physical Requirements:
Ability and willingness to travel and to work extended hours as necessary.

Lifting up to 25 lbs.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $68,567 - $85,709

Advertisement Number: STA65821
Open Date: 10/01/2021
Review Start Date: 10/06/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

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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.


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