University of Central Oklahoma

  • Development Manager - UCO Development

    Posted Date 5 days ago(7/13/2018 12:25 PM)
    Job ID
    Org Number
    UCO Development
    Vice President for Development
    Job Type
    $42,510.35 - $48,510.35 annually
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    Weeks Per Year
    Monday - Friday, 8 - 5pm; some evening and weekend hours
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  • Position Overview

    Direct fund raising process through internet, web, social networks, direct mail, personal solicitation, commemorative giving, and telethons. Oversee the crafting and maintenance of program promotion support materials aimed at donors. Responsible for special events and enlisting volunteers to assist in fund solicitation activities. Verify and approve tax receipts and acknowledgment of thanks. Implement strategies for maximizing donations and major gifts. Responsible for increasing sponsorships and donor contributions.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    Assists in developing fundraising goals, objectives, and strategies for the College of Education and Professional Studies in coordination with the Dean of the college. Compare results achieved with goals established, and periodically advise the Vice President for Development and 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 with the Dean 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 development office, college, department, etc. and the UCO Foundation.  Develops the concept for, and supervises the preparation of, promotional fundraising literature. Develops a fundraising budget and periodically reviews and updates. Responsible for all areas of donor recognition (correspondence, printed materials, signage, etc.) Develops and manages the development and execution of potential nongovernmental grants for both colleges 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 College's 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

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    Requires a university degree or 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. 5+ years of experience with leading planning, including fundraising program development and innovation, program prioritization, and assessment. Appropriate profession accomplishments and credentials.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    Bachelor's degree with major course work in communications, marketing, or closely related field. Three 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.

    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.


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