Development Officer - UCO Development
Edmond, OK 
Posted 16 days ago
Job Description
Job Details
Job Location  
Main Campus - Edmond, OK
Position Type  
Education Level  
4 Year Degree
Salary Range  
$42,510.35 - $48,500.00 Salary/year
Travel Percentage  
Up to 25%

Position Overview:

Coordinate fund raising process through internet, web, social networks, direct mail, personal solicitation and commemorative giving. Craft and maintain program promotion support materials aimed at donors. Coordinate special events and enlist volunteers to assist in fund solicitation activities. Create tax receipts and acknowledgment of thanks. Suggest strategies for maximizing donations and major gifts.


Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Assists in developing fundraising goals, objectives, and strategies for the College of Fine Arts and Design in coordination with the dean of the college. Compare results achieved with goals established, and periodically advise the Vice President for Advancement and the dean of progress being made. Makes personal solicitation calls on donors and prospective donors. Establishes relationships to create and build a donor base. Coordinates with the dean to develop a case statement for the College. Coordinates efforts to build an Advisory Board for the College. Determines appropriate strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, plus appropriate follow-up within the university advancement office, college, department, etc. and the UCO Foundation.  Develops the concept for, and supervises the preparation of, promotional fundraising literature. Responsible for all areas of donor recognition (correspondence, printed materials, signage, etc.) Develops and manages the development and execution of potential nongovernmental grants for the college and special projects. Determines cost effectiveness of each gift program and modify accordingly to accomplish goals and objectives.  Assists in the development and coordination of the Colleges' donor programs (i.e. annual meeting, promotional materials, mailings, membership roster, etc.) Assists in the coordination of emeriti faculty and staff planned giving education sessions. Assists in the coordination of Annual Fund appeal to alumni, donors, and participants. Ensures that all donor and prospective donor personal data is maintained and protected.  Schedules personal visits with active donors, alumni, and potential donors. Performs other duties as assigned



Experience Required:

Requires a university degree in related field plus 3-5 years of relevant experience or 7+ years of equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.


Experience Preferred:

Bachelor's degree with major course work in communications, marketing, or closely related field. Three to five years of responsible experience in public relations, marketing, or fund raising, preferably at a public or private higher education institution, or comparable volunteer experience.  Fundraising experience.



Skill and Behavior: Team executing; Coaching; Developing others; Building and maintaining relationships; Conflict resolution; Delegation; Problem solving; Diversity understanding; Change management. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent organization and time-management skills, including the ability to multi-task. Must be computer proficient in software such as Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. High degree of energy, creativity, initiative, and flexibility.


Will this employee supervise others?

No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.


Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The University is committed to an inclusive educational and employment environment that provides equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. The University has established policies regarding fair and equal employment and educational practices without discrimination or harassment because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, genetic information, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$42,510.35 - $48,500.00 Salary/year
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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