Development Officer & Annual Fund Manager

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Classification:Development 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS Chancellor's Office
Location: Juneau
Categories: Development/Alumni Affairs

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast Development Office is accepting internal applications for a Development Officer & Annual Fund Manager position. We are looking for a leader with a strong professional demeanor and tact. Qualified internal candidates need to possess a Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, business, public administration or relevant field and two years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


20%ANNUAL FUND / Marketing: - Responsible for the creation of content for mass appeals via multiple media (e.g. print, web/electronic, via social media, etc.) including but not limited to donor / beneficiary interviews, photos, story-telling, etc. This position serves as the annual giving liaison between UAS and the UA Foundation in the area of Annual Fund.Essential
30%ANNUAL FUND/ Portfolio: - Manage a portfolio of individual, corporate and foundation donors with a giving history <$25,000 annually. Facilitate coordinated activity with overall UAS Development & Alumni Relations Office strategies to effectively identify, solicit, retain, and upgrade donors. Discover, cultivate and qualify donors for potential major gift capacity and interest. Work to strengthen annual giving, particularly among alumni. Serve as the primary point of contact and relationship manager for those donors assigned in the portfolio with focus on donor retention, new gifts and advancing donors to higher levels of engagement. Pipeline major gift development and make recommendations for donors to be transferred to major gift portfolio. Oversee all aspects of the UAS annual giving program including the annual Faculty / Staff Campaign, Chancellor’s Giving Circle, etc. as well as all constituency-based appeals. Other related duties as assigned.Essential
50%Development Officer Manage a portfolio of donors in the $20,000-$50,000 range as assigned by the Director. Conduct frequent face-to-face visits with donors and prospective donors over the course of a year to lead to new, renewed or increased gifts. Conceptualize individual fundraising strategies to include prospect identification, discovery or qualification visits; cultivation plans; and solicitation of specific amounts. Work with multiple departments & campuses to provide private support for strategic goals and capital projects. Represent the University to various community organizations and individuals to build relationships for future gifts. Record visits through contact reports (CRs) and enter CRs and proposals for Raiser''s Edge reporting in a timely basis.Essential

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, business, public administration or relevant field and two years of experience; Or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are necessary as well as the ability to work independently and within a team environment. 
  • Excellent computer skills, including a proficient working knowledge in word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet, basic web design and desktop publishing software. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate experience with social media / marketing in a professional work environment.  
  • Willingness and ability to travel and to work nights and weekends, as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in relevant field.
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification preferred.
  • Experience working within a university or a non-profit development office.
  • Understanding of endowment funds and the awarding process for student scholarships.
  • Experience working with Alaskan economies and cultures.

Work experience showing successful interactions with peoples from diverse cultures and demographics.

This is a full-time, 12-month, Grade 79, exempt staff position complete with a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.

We will be accepting applications for this position until midnight on January 27th, 2019. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Contact, or phone (907) 796-6263 for technical support, additional questions, or to request ADA accommodation when completing your application.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
"The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200."

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Southeast that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAS. 

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:
"Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act."
Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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