Senior Development Officer, College of Business and Public Policy

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Classification:Development 4
Grade:Grade 81
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Coll of Bus & Public Policy
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Development/Alumni Affairs

Position Summary:

The Senior Development Officer (SDO) directs multiple components of a comprehensive fundraising unit, which includes the College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP), as well as the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). Reporting primarily to the Dean of CBPP, the SDO also works closely with the ISER director to develop and execute strategic fundraising initiatives. The SDO also provides monthly updates and meets periodically with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development (AVC) and will and will coordinate annual giving and planned giving activities with the development office for University Advancement. This position identifies financial needs and writes proposals to secure funding for CBPP, along with planning, developing, and implementing strategies and objectives that first meet CBPP fundraising goals, but which also support University-wide and system-wide fundraising initiatives. The SDO cultivates new donor relations by actively and aggressively identifying and building new relationships with prospective donors and maintains a portfolio of donor prospects.' The SDO also provides expertise in developing and expanding relationships with current CBPP benefactors (alumni, friends, businesses, corporations, foundations, major gift donors, and professional/ trade organizations).

Duties:

10COMMUNICATION Represents the College to a wide variety of individuals and groups, both internal and external; demonstrates exceptional communication abilities, interpersonal, oral and written; makes effective public presentations in both formal and impromptu settings and for a wide range of constituencies; writes persuasive proposals, solicitation letters, donor correspondence and other kinds of material for publication; collaborates with colleagues partners, donors, and volunteers; promotes the attributes and benefits of a university college of business, as well as the service roles of ISER. Coordinates with University Advancement to issue press releases and other forms of donor recognition. Provides input on an integrated CBPP marketing strategy. Facilitates meetings, communication, information exchanges and project/philanthropic coordination with the faculty and CBPP directors, department chairs, and faculty.Essential
10LEADERSHIP Manages cultivation and prospect activities for CBPP and ISER, major gift prospects, and donors. Serves as a crucial strategic advisor to executive management and the dean’s management team, advisory boards, and ISER director and department chairs. Represents the dean at internal and external meetings and events related to development activities when the dean cannot attend.Essential
10OTHER Attend Advancement, Development, CBPP and UA Foundation meetings as needed.Essential
10REPORTING Maintains records of contacts/visits and proposals through contact reports, posted to the system-wide donor database. Acts as a liaison between CBPP and University Advancement.Essential
60FUNDRAISING Prepares and manages long-range and annual development plans for CBPP and its institute, implementing fund-raising activities designed to meet the established goals, strategic directions, and vision of the College. Demonstrates and promotes a comprehensive understanding of the philanthropic priorities of the College, effectively matching the specific interests of prospects to the particular needs of the units. Identifies, researches, matches, and analyzes how interests of donors, volunteers, and industry partners apply to CBPP programs, its mission, and priorities. Identifies, qualifies, and sustains a donor prospect pipeline. Creates and cultivates relationships that result in philanthropic giving. Secures gifts and pledges from individuals, corporations, foundations, alumni, faculty, and staff. Ensures steadily increasing levels of support and creates consistent movement toward higher philanthropic revenue goals. Prepares and presents proposals and negotiates gift agreements. Creates, inspires, and maintains donor loyalty, interest, and enthusiasm through stewardship, communication, and activities designed to express recognition, appreciation, and the impact of their gift(s). Plans for and initiates direct activities with prospects designed to enhance their affiliation with CBPP.Essential

The Senior Development Officer (SDO) directs multiple components of a comprehensive fundraising unit, which includes the College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP), as well as the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). Reporting primarily to the Dean of CBPP, the SDO also works closely with the ISER director to develop and execute strategic fundraising initiatives. The SDO also provides monthly updates and meets periodically with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development (AVC) and will and will coordinate annual giving and planned giving activities with the development office for University Advancement.

This position identifies financial needs and writes proposals to secure funding for CBPP, along with planning, developing, and implementing strategies and objectives that first meet CBPP fundraising goals, but which also support University-wide and system-wide fundraising initiatives. The SDO cultivates new donor relations by actively and aggressively identifying and building new relationships with prospective donors and maintains a portfolio of donor prospects.' The SDO also provides expertise in developing and expanding relationships with current CBPP benefactors (alumni, friends, businesses, corporations, foundations, major gift donors, and professional/ trade organizations).

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Demonstrated success or aptitude in solicitation or major gifts and success in fund raising.

Advanced understanding of the motivations of individuals to give philanthropically, and an ability to cultivate, solicit and steward individuals based on their values, interests and motivation.

Decisive and resourceful, with the sensitivity to gain support and confidence of stakeholders in CBPP and its centers/institute, and all levels of faculty and staff, as well as the University's broader constituencies.

Exception communication skills , which include effective and persuasive writing, public speaking and interpersonal stills with the ability to understand and articulate the priorities of the College and the University.

Ability to develop and successfully execute strategic fundraising plans.

Knowledge of industry trends, best practices and technology. Ability to identify and research potential donors.

Confident and comfortable with working autonomously, as well as in close collaboration with CBPP dean, associate/assistant deans(s) directors, faculty, staff, students, and Advisory Board members, along with leaders and development staff throughout UAA and the UA system.

Excellent listening and planning/ strategy skills and secure with receiving a wide range of Input from many sources.

Ability to analyze and integrate disparate information into a sound, well-organized development plan.

Ability to oversee and prioritize multiple projects and initiatives while maintaining careful attention to detail.

Willingness to travel in order to build support for and funding.

Emotionally mature with a sense of humor and grace under pressure.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of five years of professional experience in corporate, foundation, non-profit or university development/fundraising experience.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, business, public administration or relevant field or an equivalent combination of training and experience, including exposure to higher education. Extensive development training and experience in higher education, foundations, corporations or non-profits, regardless of educational attainment, Is also acceptable.

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

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

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.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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