Chief Strategic Relationship Manager

Chief Strategic Relationship Manager

  • 527683
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 82
  • UAF Development

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), an established leader in Alaska Native and Indigenous studies, research, and teaching, seeks an experienced fundraiser who thrives in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

The chief strategic relationship manager will cultivate benefactors and secure major gifts, collaborate with supportive and goal-oriented teams, and help create a unique, impactful, and lasting positive change on the UAF campus for generations to come. The Troth Yeddha' Indigenous Studies Center is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that will honor Alaska's first peoples, provide new opportunities for cross-discipline and collaborative learning, and offer unparalleled teaching and research opportunities for the benefit of UAF students.

To Thrive in this role, we are looking for applicants with the following experience and expertise:

  • Experience working with donors and cultivating relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write compelling proposals and reports.
  •  Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience with donor databases and gift processing.
  • Knowledge of Alaska Native cultures and communities served by UAF.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse students, faculty, and staff across the university.
  • Experience or familiarity with Alaska Native and/or Indigenous programming.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Alaska Native students, Indigenous organizations, private and public external constituencies, and government agencies.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive
  • Advanced knowledge of Alaska Native and Indigenous peoples.
  • Direct experience working with Alaska Native and/or Indigenous groups, communities and/or organizations.
  • Willingness to travel including to/from rural Alaska.
  • Proven experience working collaboratively and effectively with a diverse and multicultural student body, staff and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree in a related field, such as nonprofit management, business administration, or communications or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

At least five years of experience in fundraising, with a track record of success in developing and implementing capital campaigns.

A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UAF campus in Fairbanks, and flexible on-site/hybrid work arrangements may be considered in accordance with UA regulations. This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 82, based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on March 18th, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on March 17th, 2024.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


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.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ashley Lindsoe, Signers' Business Office, HR Manager, at aclindsoe@alaska.edu or 907-474-5664.

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