Development Director, CALS

University of Idaho in Idaho

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

Development Director, CALS

Classification Group Title
Director, Development


University Advancement (Div)

FLSA Status
Overtime Exempt

Employee Category

Pay Range
Contingent on Experience

Salary Grade

Type of Appointment
Fiscal Year



Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

The Director of Development leads, in concert with the Assistant 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 based on the unit’s priorities as identified by the Dean. The Director provides oversight of the college’s annual giving program.

Job Duty Function
Creates opportunities for major gifts by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities
• managing portfolios of current and future major gift prospects ($25,0000+);
• making a certain number of face-to-face visits and total contacts a month (as determined by college);
• preparing strategies for these prospects that include volunteers, vice presidents and other university employees;
• initiating activities that will bring major gift prospects closer to the UI;
• preparing solicitation proposals;
• participating as a member of the development staff in prospect management meetings;
• serving as a liaison to the Grants and Contracts Office for the college;
• reviewing lists of alumni and friends through group and individual meetings to increase the prospect base

Job Duty Function
Development programs for President's Circle gifts of $2,500+ by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities
• working with staff to solicit and manage selected high-end annual fund prospects;
• providing oversight of other annual gifts in coordination with the UI’s Annual Giving Office

Job Duty Function
Supports the dean by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities
• developing annual goals and objectives for development;
• developing a college-wide fundraising plan in support of the college and UI’s strategic plan;
• identifying volunteers to serve on the Advisory, Development and other boards as appropriate

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3-5 years full-time professional experience in fundraising or related area

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills

  • Effective organizational and marketing skills

  • Familiarity with database computer systems and microcomputer applications

  • Willingness to travel and work odd hours and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with volunteer boards and committees

  • 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

Posting Number

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered your “Letter of Qualification” must address each of the minimum qualifications. Additionally, please provide information in support of your application regarding the desired qualifications as relevant.

Background Check Statement

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

Job Open Date

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EEO Statement
The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the regents that equal opportunity be afforded in education and employment to qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. It is also the policy of the University of Idaho to not discriminate based on sexual orientation.

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