The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking an experienced fundraising professional for a Senior Development Officer position in the Office of University Advancement. The Senior Development Officer will work with university leadership and executive-level volunteers to build private support for a variety of high priority initiatives, which reinforce the university's strategic vision and extend UAA's brand. This individual will be responsible for managing a portfolio of major gift and planned giving donors.
The focus of the Senior Development Officer will be to raise funds for UAA's Community and Technical College (CTC). CTC offers career and technical education programs, which are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries. CTC faculty work in close collaboration with industries to develop relevant, hands-on training. CTC offers programming that covers a range of disciplines from culinary arts to aviation maintenance to computer and networking technology.
Planning and Leadership:
- Design assigned unit’s annual fund development plan in alignment with the overall department and University of Advancement goals, and in concert with UAA's strategic plan. Plan(s) to include a variety of vehicles, including major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, stewardship and alumni cultivation.
- Conceptualize individual fund raising strategies to include prospect identification, discovery or qualification visits; cultivation plans; and solicitation of specific amounts. Implement, regularly assess and adjust the strategies to successfully meet specific program needs and realize strategic opportunities and annual goals.
- Act as an expert resource for the Dean and faculty to identify, research, and analyze how alumni, friends of the university, volunteers, and related industry partners' resources and interests apply to their programs, missions, and priorities.
- Serve as an expert resource to division directors, department chairs and administrative staff on all aspects of development, from prospect calls to the acknowledgment process. Arrange related cultivation and solicitation meetings and activities for Chancellor and other University staff.
- Coordinate with the rest of the development team on prospect strategies, gift completion, and acknowledgment.
- In cooperation with the UA Foundation Director of Donor Relations, create, review and execute stewardship strategies for current donors that will lead to increased and continued support.
- Coordinate with the University of Advancement to plan donor receptions, issue press releases and coordinate other forms of donor recognition.
- 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. Visits may include discovery, cultivation, solicitation or stewardship visits. All visits will result in 120+ contact reports annually. - Prepare and present convincing appeals/requests/proposals to donors, resulting in 20+ major gift proposals annually.
- Solicit and secure gifts ranging from high-end annual gifts to gifts that are large in complexity and scope. Meet the fundraising goals identified in an annual plan and agreed to by the Director of Development, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development, and the unit dean or director.
- Cultivate and solicit planned gifts with a goal of securing 2+ planned gifts annually.
- Represent the University to various community organizations and individuals to build relationships for future gifts. Serve as an expert resource on all development activities while working with executive
- Represent the University to various community organizations and individuals to build relationships for future gifts. Serve as an expert resource on all development activities while working with executive-level stakeholders, corporations, and boards.
- Work with UAA's Annual Giving Officer to strengthen annual giving, particularly among alumni. Align unit development activities with the programs and services of UAA's Development Office.
- May write grants to foundations or corporations for philanthropic support.
- Work with executive level volunteers with the goal of cultivating them toward future gifts or working them as natural partners to cultivate and solicit other gifts.
- Record visits through contact reports (CRs) and enters CRs and proposals for Raiser's Edge reporting in a timely basis.
- Make and communicate decisions regarding the establishment and maintenance of university-wide priorities in development.
- Administrative duties include briefings and coordination of solicitation meetings, development travel, and university leadership briefings.
- Authorize expenditures and plan college budget for representational expenses related to development.
- Act as liaison between the unit(s) and University Advancement.
- Attend University Advancement, department, UA Foundation and other meetings as necessary.
- Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated success or aptitude in the solicitation of major gifts and success in fundraising.
Advanced understanding of the motivations of individuals to give philanthropically, and ability to cultivate, solicit and steward individuals based on their readiness and ability.
Minimum of five years professional level (or higher) experience in corporate, foundation, non-profit, or university setting.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is classified as an 81, please see full salary schedule here -- https://www.alaska.edu/files/classification/Anchorage-Fairbanks-Juneau-Gridwood-Chugiak-Eagle-River-Kenai-Soldotna-Homer-Ketchikan-Palmer-Wasilla-Seward-Sitka-Angoon.pdf
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest university in the state and one of three universities in the University of Alaska statewide system. UAA's Main Campus is located in Anchorage, with four community campuses and extension sites throughout Southcentral Alaska.The Anchorage campus offers a full complement of programs and courses, including in high-demand fields such as engineerin...g, health, business and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, such as aviation, oil and gas. Many courses are designed with flexibility to accommodate students who work or have a family, and the campus houses a range of student success and support centers.UAA’s campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where students can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas, and ocean views. But students don’t have to sacrifice urban amenities to live in the Last Frontier. Anchorage provides a bounty of museums, movie theaters, shopping, live music, sporting events and hundreds of restaurants. Students will feel right at home at UAA.