Department:University Advancement Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$82,000 - $90,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins May 31, 2018; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit the following with your online application:
• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly. • A resume of your educational and professional work experience. • Three professional references.
Department Summary University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include: Advancement/UO Alumni Association, Development, Stewardship and Public Events, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.
Position Summary The Office of Stewardship and Public Events manages the ongoing stewardship of university donors, partners, and volunteers. Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Stewardship and Public Events, the Senior Director of Donor Relations, Volunteer Engagement and Stewardship will oversee the development, implementation, and management of volunteer stewardship programs designed to foster and nurture long-term, meaningful relationships between the university and its donors. The Sr. Director will also oversee the management of a program of recognition and stewardship for university donors which includes the university’s donor recognition program for high-end annual donors (President’s Society), planned giving donors (Arnold Bennett Hall Legacy Society), cumulative giving (Founder’s Society), scholarship donors, and donors to named faculty.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, the Sr. Director has regular contact with directors of development, the UO Foundation, university leadership including deans, vice presidents and the president as well as donors and volunteers. The Sr. Director has decision making and budget authority over the volunteer coordination program and the donor recognition programs as well as the Office of Stewardship in the AVP’s absence. The Sr. Director supervises the Director of Donor Relations and the Associate Director, Volunteer Stewardship.
Minimum Requirements • Minimum 10 years experience in stewardship, development, or related field. • Minimum 5 years experience in project and budget management. • Minimum 2 years direct personnel management.
This position requires occasional travel and the ability to work some evenings and weekends to attend donor events as needed.
Professional Competencies • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working and communicating with senior leadership, administrators, and donors. • Demonstrated ability to manage people, work effectively with volunteers, and develop strategies to achieve operating goals. • Expertise in use of Microsoft Office tools and sophisticated relational databases. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents to achieve stated goals. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to attend donor events as necessary to represent the Office of Stewardship and/or the University. • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. • Commitment to and experience promoting and enhancing diversity and equity. • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. • Self-starter who can work independently.
Preferred Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, public relations, communications or a closely related field. • Demonstrated experience working within complex structures, specifically around naming and gift administration involving multiple entities. • Demonstrated experience working with high level volunteers serving in multifaceted capacities and for separate, but interrelated organizations. • Demonstrated ability developing relationships and stewardship strategies with high level donors who have advanced and involved giving approaches and methods. • Familiarity with state contracting and procurement processes. • Experience with SunGard Advance.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.
In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.
The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the stat'?s flagship institution. Located in Eugene, an energetic college town, the university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. Towering trees shade the 295-acre campus, where students, faculty members, and employees from a wide variety of backgrounds share a commitment to preserving the environment and pursuing innovation in more than 260 academic programs that range from Eugene to Portland and from the coast to the mountains. For more information visit http://www.uoregon.edu/about