Director, Development

University of Idaho in Idaho

Date Posted January 14, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Director, Development
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Open for Recruitment: January 9, 2014 - February 9, 2014
Announcement #: 19392025578
Salary Range: Contingent on Experience
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
Online Application (Apply Here)
Job References
Letter of Qualification

The Director of Development leads, in concert with the Dean, the fundraising activities of the college. Specific responsibilities include face-to-face visits, proposal development, identification and solicitation of major gifts ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 from individuals, corporations and foundations. In addition, the Director develops annual fundraising plans bases on the unit's priorities as identified by the Dean. The Director provides oversight of the college's annual giving program. This position involves travel and some evening and weekend work.

Bachelor's degree
3-5 years full-time professional experience in fundraising or related areas
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills
Effective organizational and marketing skills
Familiarity with data-base computer systems and microcomputer applications
Willingness to travel and work odd hours and weekends

Must: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*

Experience with volunteer boards and committees
Experience with major gift fundraising
Experience in a variety of fundraising areas including discovery visits, annual fundraising, planned giving, corporate & foundation giving and/or donor relations
Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills
Public relations or marketing experience
Strong knowledge of development activities, preferably in higher education
Experience or education in one of the college's disciplines
Experience in grant writing

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state's flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. The only institution in the state earning the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity, University of Idaho researchers attract more than $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. UI’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Its high academic performers include 42 National Merit Scholars and a 2006-07 freshmen class with an average high school grade point average of 3.42. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, UI combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities.

The City of Moscow is a friendly community of 22,000 located in the beautiful rolling Palouse hills of northern Idaho. Moscow offers clean air and water, low crime and traffic, a moderate cost of living, a relatively mild climate, exceptional public and private schools, and myriad recreational opportunities, as the area is surrounded by magnificent mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests. Residents have ready access to skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, and boating; Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, and the scenic Snake, Clearwater, Salmon, Lochsa, and Selway Rivers are all within easy driving distance. Moscow is known as the “heart of the arts”, ranked in the top 10 small arts towns in America. Our town is accessible by the nearby Pullman-Moscow and Lewiston airports, and the urban amenities and airport of the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane metropolitan area are less than two hours drive.

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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