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Assistant Director, Donor Relations (UA Internal Only)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Director, Donor Relations (UA Internal Only)
Department Science Administration (0442)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Assistant Director, Donor Relations will assist the Senior Director of Development, the Dean, and the Development Team in the implementation of all development activities in support of the College of Science (COS). This position is jointly managed by the College of Science and the University Development Program (UDP), which is managed under contract by the University of Arizona Foundation (UAF), and will report to the Senior Director of Development with roll-up to the Dean of the College.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a strategic vision for the Galileo Circle donor society of the COS including oversight of annual membership renewal program, database, scholarship awards process, and faculty Fellow and Copernicus awards program.
  • Plan and coordinate development-related events for the College and the Galileo Circle with a focus on cultivating, stewarding and acknowledging donors.
  • Play an active role in the solicitation of prospective Galileo Circle members.
  • Track and manage timelines, strategy and budgets for development-related events.
  • Participate in the creation of individualized stewardship plans for major gift donors and corporate and foundation donors.
  • Serve as a development liaison to other constituents including alumni, donors, College departments and faculty, and the University Development Program (UDP).
  • Record donor contacts and generate basic reports using Raiser’s Edge donor database.
  • Write, design, edit materials in support of fundraising efforts of the College.
  • Assist in coordinating the annual giving campaign for the Deans’ Fund for Excellence in conjunction with the UDP Annual Giving Office.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent people skills and ability to establish and maintain relationships with donors, prospects, and alumni.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and work within budgetary procedures, policies, and restrictions.
  • Ability to work with academic and administration staff members.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Physical ability to operate basic office machinery (fax machines, computer, telephone, etc.)
  • Proficiency in software programs such as Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, contact management software such as The Raisers Edge, and email marketing tools.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to lift boxes, displays and materials for events weighing at least 25 pounds.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree; AND
  • Two (2) years of development and/or event management experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license upon and during employment.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy. Local travel will be required; state and national travel as necessary.
  • Availability to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary.
Preferred Qualifications
  • General knowledge of the basic sciences.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge donor database.
  • Experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience in planning and coordinating special events.
  • Experience in developing social media outreach.
  • General knowledge of university alumni relations.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $60,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22187
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees Yes
Contact Information for Candidates

Cheryl Tomoeda

Open Date 11/08/2017
Close Date 11/20/2017
Open Until Filled No
Review Begins On
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have the ability to travel, as needed?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you able to work occasional weekends and evenings?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you currently on University of Arizona payroll (student worker and employee positions) or in an official lay-off status with the University of Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree AND at least two (2) years of development and/or event management experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents