Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $31,600 to $55,000
Organization's Mission: The mission of the College of Education at the University of Utah is to create a learning environment that fosters discovery and dissemination of knowledge to promote learning, equitable access, and enhanced learning outcomes for all students. Through the integration of outstanding teaching, research, and community outreach, the College of Education investigates significant issues impacting education policy and practice, while preparing its students for leadership and excellence within a diverse and changing educational community.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
Position Summary: This position supports the development director and college efforts through fundraising and stewardship activities, special projects, and events management.

The development specialist represents the face of the university and college to donors and community members and must possess a professional, positive, and problem-solving attitude.

1. Assists in organizing and implementing stewardship and cultivation events for the college (e.g. donor/student gatherings, Scholarship & Donor Celebration Dinner, Jones Lecture Series, and other events)
2. Assists with Giving Day before the event and the two days of Giving Day each spring semester
3. Manages routine stewardship activities (e.g., runs donor giving reports, prepares stewardship letters, handles gift deposits, coordinates birthday messages, and creates impact reports)
4. Assists with routine development activities and reporting in the University’s fundraising platform, UNITE (e.g., records event attendance, writes contact reports, manages the Forever Utah Alumni Network page)
5. Assists with prospect management and assessment (e.g., involved with annual donor reporting, helps assess prospects for the college)
6. Assists with the scholarship process for the college (e.g., gets thank-you letters, student spotlights, and photos from students, coordinates stewardship for scholarship donors, and help with the annual scholarship and donor celebration dinner)
7. Prepares and mails holiday cards and gifts to donors, as well as Scholarship & Donor Celebration items and Giving Day items.
8. Assists with prospect management and assessment (e.g., involved with annual donor reporting, maintenance of mailing lists, creation of spreadsheets to track data related to fundraising, and updating the database regularly)
9. Assists in identifying excellent student stories based on reading student spotlights to use in the college’s magazine, newsletter, and impact reports.
10. Updates hard files and scans documents to keep digital donor files current in both Unite and the college’s shared drive.
11. Uses the software Gratavid to record student thank-you videos to send to individual donors and groups of donors.
Primary Responsibilities: Assists with development events:
- Assists with the annual Scholarship & Donor Celebration Dinner
- Assists with planning, developing, and managing specific programs/events centered on public relations and development activities.

Assists with development stewardship:
- Runs giving reports for donors
- Prepares thank you letters for donor gifts
- Identifies and maintains information on donors and prospective donors
- In coordination with PR staff, develops and distributes brochures and literature supporting development activities and programs

Assists with prospect management/assessment:
- Assists with annual endowment reports for the U of U Central Development Office
- Assists in organizing and implementing fund-raising campaigns and special development projects for a department. (e.g., campaign events to donor birthday cards; documenting in UNITE)
- Assists with the design and implementation of new ideas and programs. Evaluates effectiveness and makes recommendations for change

Assists with routine development tasks:
- Tracks event data in Unite database (e.g., event attendance, gifts made through event registration)
- Writes personal contact reports and assists with contact reports for Development Director
- Handles occasional record updates in Unite
- Manages the College’s Forever Utah Alumni Network page

Assists with the scholarship process:
- Tracks scholarship thank you cards and acceptance letters; prepares these for sharing with donors
- Requests Student Spotlight and photo from each student
- Uses Gratavid to record student thank-you videos

Assists in various creative and administrative writing tasks:
- Drafts special thank you letters for notable donors
- Writes articles related to fundraising and development for the Education magazine, newsletter, or Impact Report
Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Experience which includes fundraising, grant and publication writing, planning and implementing special events and programs and a successful track record in raising donations is preferred.

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite—particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Knows how to use Adobe products to create and edit documents
Experience with student and donor management databases (e.g., PeopleSoft, Salesforce/Unite)
Excellent writing and editing skills greatly appreciated

Other skills: must be organized, detail-oriented, and a strong writer; enjoys interacting with people in social situations; able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Advantages of working at the University of Utah include:
*Academic environment that reflects the highest standards of scholarship and professional practice
*Comprehensive benefits, including tuition reduction, health care, and retirement
*Professional development opportunities to expand your skills and grow your career
*World class healthcare facilities, including University Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Hospital and Institute, Brain Institute, John A. Moran Eye Center and Community Clinics
*Top ranked teaching and research institution
*Wellness program to promote health and quality of life
*Beautiful location on the foothills of the Wasatch mountain range minutes from many of the world’s best ski resorts and outdoor recreation facilities and locations
*Variety of cultural events
*Family friendly work-life balance
*Broad variety of exceptional athletic programs which have earned numerous national championships and conference team championships
*One of the largest employers in the State of Utah
*Free UTA TRAX/ Bus pass for all employees
*Reward and Recognition program
*Convenient location close to downtown Salt Lake City
*Quality environment committed to treating all members of the university community in an equitable and fair manner
How to Apply: Please go to this website to apply,
Closing Date: 4/15/2024
Location: University of Utah main campus in Salt Lake City


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Contact: Safia Keller
Phone: 801-587-8324