University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of University Advancement
Development Program Manager I with working title of Advancement Officer
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.
The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.
The Advancement Officer is responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts to the University of Wisconsin – River Falls from individuals and organizations. The position is also responsible for conducting donor cultivation and gift stewardship activities.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and manage a portfolio of major and planned gift prospects with the capacity to give at the $10,000 plus level
Conduct approximately 150 meaningful visits with gift prospects and donors annually
Actively identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects
Provide leadership for assigned fundraising initiatives including campaigns at the college/unit level
Coordinate the involvement of appropriate faculty, staff and volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation process
Participate in campus and alumni relation events to increase the involvement of prospective benefactors
Other duties as assigned
A bachelor’s degree
A minimum of one year fundraising experience in an organization with a comprehensive development program, or related sales/customer service experience
Ability to work evening and weekends as the position requires
Three years of direct fundraising experience
Familiarity with development programs particularly in higher education
Appreciation for and commitment to higher education; a connection to UW-River Falls
Applicants must provide an updated resume; contact information for three professional references; and a cover letter addressing how your education and experience relate to the responsibilities and knowledge, skills, and abilities detailed within the posting. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
Inquiries should be addressed to Julie Stucky, Search and Screen Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by December 15, 2017.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3926.
UW-River Falls Diversity Statement:
We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.
The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and identities which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.
UW-River Falls Legal Notice:
UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran or military status. All persons, especially women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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