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Director of Development and External Relations / R97579

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Posting Details


Position Type Non Classified
Employee Class Code NF
AR State Title Development Officer
FLSA Exempt

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number FNC01027
UALR Functional Title Director of Development and External Relations / R97579
Position Number R97579
Department Development Office
Position Summary

The Director of Development and External Relations (DOD/ER) will work with the College of Education and Health Professions and report to the Executive Director of Development. This position serves as a valued member of the university fundraising team with specific responsibility for the identification, engagement, solicitation, and stewardship of existing and prospective College of Education and Health Professions donors with an annual expectation of personal visits and gift productivity. Additionally, the DOD/ER will manage all corporate interactions benefiting students. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage a major gift portfolio of existing donors, meeting regularly to assess giving ability, cultivate relationships, solicit gifts meeting college priorities, and provide meaningful stewardship;
  • Perform a minimum of ten (10) meaningful face-to-face visits weekly connected to the portfolio of donors and prospective donors;
  • Identify prospective donors through research, networking, referrals, and other means appropriate;
  • Prepare proposals, presentation, and resulting gift agreements;
  • Document meaningful contacts and goal statements in the donor management system;
  • Provide leadership and staffing to all college departmental Advisory Councils;
  • Provide leadership to an alumni constituent chapter;
  • Work with the college dean and executive director of development to determine appropriate fundraising priorities for the college;
  • Develop and manage corporate interactions providing College of Education and Health Professions students with employment opportunities;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with colleagues, donors, and university officials;
  • Ability to manage a major gift portfolio of existing and prospective donors;
  • Ability to prepare proposals, presentations, and gift agreements;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes night, weekends, and holidays;
  • The ability to operate a motor vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to travel in and out of state, which may include overnight stays.
Required Education and/or Experience

An earned Bachelor’s degree and
1-3 years fundraising/development experience.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

3+ years fundraising/development experience preferred; Experience with Advance or similar donor management software; Understanding of large complex, decentralized public higher education institutions; Work with high self-imposed standards and discipline; Familiarity of local, state, and regional business and philanthropic leadership.

Background Check Requirements 01 - Criminal/Financial
Start Date 02/01/2018

Additional Qualifications

Essential Job Functions Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Daily, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 5-10 lbs: Occasionally, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Walking - Moderate Distances; Occasionally
Work Conditions Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date 01/04/2018
Close Date 02/05/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of Fundraising experience do you have?
    • None
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 5 or more years
  3. * Do you have experience with donor management software?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What is your approach to cultivating/stewarding relationships with donors?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe briefly your familiarity with the local, regional, and state fundraising community in Arkansas?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Have you ever worked on a college campus before?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you able to travel, including overnight stays, as part of the duties for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have the ability to work outside of normal working hours?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Do you possess a valid driver's license and have the ability to meet the requirements to operate a vehicle on state business?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of Three (3) References
Optional Documents