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: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Development/Alumni Affairs

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast Development Office is accepting applications for a Development Officer & Annual Fund Manager position. We are looking for a leader with a strong professional demeanor and tact. UAS encourages applications from candidates who are particularly interested in creating more efficient processes and practices to further support student success across Southeast Alaska. 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

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

Required Education/Training: 

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience of strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with computer skills and social media/marketing in a professional work environment.
  • Experience in non-profit charity work, fundraising or Alaskan economies &cultures.

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.


  • Must possess excellent computer skills, including a proficient working knowledge in word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet, basic web design and desktop publishing software.
  • Must have the ability to get along with colleagues and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and to work nights and weekends, as required.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment. 

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

This position will remain open until filled.  Initial review of applications will begin on January 12, 2022.  To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date by 11:55pm Alaska Time on January 11, 2022.  Applications received after this time may not be considered. 

A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

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:

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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