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Director of the UA Little Rock Annual Fund / R96978

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Posting Details


Position Type Non Classified
Employee Class Code NF
AR State Title Advancement/Development Specialist
FLSA Exempt

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number FNC01031
UALR Functional Title Director of the UA Little Rock Annual Fund / R96978
Position Number R96978
Department Development Office
Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of UA Little Rock Alumni Association, the Director of the UA Little Rock Annual Fund is responsible for the development and implementation of annual fund strategies and programs that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual gifts from trustees, board members, alumni, parents, and friends. The Director of the Annual Fund must have a convincing track record in fundraising, development, or sales, preferably with an annual fund program. This key leader has direct contact with diverse, passionate, intellectual, and extremely well-educated contributors and volunteer base. The Director of the Annual Fund will also oversee the UA Little Rock Campus Campaign employee giving program. An experienced and motivated individual with strong strategic and tactical management skills and an unflagging commitment to purpose will help the institution realize its long-term financial goals is imperative. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan, develop, and implement a strategic plan of action with objectives, timelines, and evaluation plans for the Annual Fund program that includes identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of constituents;
  • Create and administer a program and activities to solicit gifts from trustees, board members, alumni, parents, and friends including personal solicitations, telephone solicitations, online giving platforms, crowdfunding, and direct mail programs for the Annual Fund;
  • Manage and solicit leadership annual fund gifts through the Chancellor’s Circle and other leadership annual giving societies currently established;
  • Develop direct mail appeals and recruit and train student callers for the Annual Fund;
  • Develop and implement giving societies and other gift club societies for the Annual Fund;
  • Work closely with Directors of Development and other departmental directors to ensure coordination with their respective fundraising efforts;
  • Use development database and report writing software to retrieve data and perform comprehensive analysis and manipulation related to all aspects of the Annual Fund program. and use statistics to evaluate current Annual Fund programs and to make recommendations for program changes;
  • Manage the UA Little Rock Campus Campaign, establish annual goals for employee participation in the Campus Campaign, and implement strategies to obtain these goals;
  • Assist the Director of Advancement Services in developing computerized systems and records that provide proper documentation and tracking of annual fund operations;
  • Ensure open communication with Directors of Development regarding contact of potential donors;
  • Responsible for writing and evaluating the Annual Fund program and reporting of program’s progress to Associate Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor semi-annually;
  • Oversee the acknowledgment and recognition of all annual fund gifts;
  • Develop and implement a plan of reporting of Annual Fund progress to the university;
  • Represent annual fund issues and promotes community awareness and support for the Annual Fund program;
  • Establish relationships and work collaboratively with the appropriate university staff and the external community to generate interest in the Annual Fund, including potentially having a presence in community and university events;
  • Represent the Office of Alumni and Development and/or University at on- and off-campus meetings, conferences, and seminars;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to be a reliable self-starter who regularly sets and achieves work goals;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and be able to accept input as well as supervisory guidance;
  • Ability to motivate volunteers;
  • Ability to become well versed in fundraising and membership best practices to improve acquisition, retention, and fulfillment;
  • Ability to keep up with news and trends in annual giving and alumni membership methodology;
  • Ability to travel in state, which may include overnight stays;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment, but also to work independently and without close supervision;
  • Ability to work with an ethnically diverse constituency of donors, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and student leaders;
  • Knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to use the Internet and database management systems;
  • Ability to use customer service initiatives to assist clients and campus community;
  • Ability to use problem-solving skills and program creation;
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle, hold a valid driver’s license, and have a good driving record to meet state requirements for operating a vehicle while on state business.
    Required Education and/or Experience

    A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 – 5 years of fundraising, sales, or development experience.

    Preferred Education and/or Experience

    Experience in annual giving for a non-profit organization.

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

    Additional Qualifications

    Essential Job Functions Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds: Occasionally, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Occasionally, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 5-10 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: 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: 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 01/05/2018
    Close Date 02/04/2018
    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 experience do you have in fundraising, sales, or development?
      • 1 year
      • 2 years
      • 3 years
      • 4 years
      • 5 years or more
    3. * Briefly describe your successes in fundraising, development, or sales that led you to meet the production goals of your position.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Are you able to travel, including overnight stays, as part of the duties for this position?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Do you have experience working on a college campus?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * 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