Senior Development Officer for the College of Health


Senior Development Officer for the College of Health

  • JOB NUMBER: 521252
  • CLASSIFICATION: Development 4

  • GRADE: Grade 81

  • WORK TYPE: Hybrid, On Campus, Staff Full-time

  • ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Anchorage

  • SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT: UAA VC University Advancement

  • LOCATION: Anchorage

  • CATEGORIES: Development/Alumni Affairs

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking applications for a Senior Development Officer for the College of Health. This position will work closely with the dean to develop and execute strategic fundraising initiatives for the College of Health. UAA’s College of Health is home to over 40 programs at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels. Our programs in high-demand areas prepare students to fulfill workforce needs throughout Alaska in health care and social services.

Duties:

Serve as a liaison with the UA Foundation and the COH Leadership Team. Provide strategic support and direction to the Associate Vice Chancellor of University Advancement and Chancellor in matters related to COH Major Gift Performance. With the COH dean’s leadership team coordinate the yearly development priorities and communicate decisions in regard to the establishment and maintenance of COH priorities in development. Administrative duties include briefings and coordination of solicitation meetings, development travel, and University leadership briefings. Act as liaison between COH and University Advancement. Attend University Advancement department, Foundation, College of Health Leadership Team, and other meetings as necessary. As needed, engage with COH directors when a development prospect may impact their department, school, division or unit. Other duties as assigned.

With the COH dean’s leadership team draft and design the COH's annual fund development plan in alignment with the overall department and University of Advancement goals, and in concert with UAA's strategic plan. Plan(s) to include a variety of vehicles, including major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, philanthropic grants and contracts and stewardship and alumni cultivation. Conceptualize and provide mentorship and guidance to the COH team regarding individual fundraising strategies to include prospect identification, discovery or qualification visits; cultivation plans; and solicitation of specific amounts. Implement, regularly assess and adjust the strategies to successfully meet specific program needs and realize strategic opportunities and annual goals. Act as an expert resource for the COH dean and directors to identify, research, and analyze how alumni, friends of the university, volunteers, and related industry partners' resources and interests apply to their programs, missions and priorities. Serve as an expert resource to the COH leadership team, division directors, department chairs and administrative staff on all aspects of development, from prospect calls to the acknowledgement process. Arrange COH related cultivation and solicitation meetings and activities for Chancellor and other University staff.

Stewardship: Often communicates with COH dean’s leadership team. The following activities are completed in coordination with the COH dean’s office: Coordinate with Annual Giving and Donor Relations Officers on prospect strategies, gift completion and gift acknowledgment. In cooperation with the Donor Relations Officer Manager, create, review and execute stewardship strategies for current donors that will lead to increased and continued support. Lead and Coordinate with the University with University of Advancement Office to plan donor receptions, in coordination with the COH Communication Director draft issue press releases and coordinate other forms of donor recognition.

The following activities are completed in coordination with the COH dean’s office: Conduct frequent face-to-face visits with donors and prospective donors over the course of a year to lead to new, renewed or increased gifts, philanthropic grants and contracts. Visits may include discovery, cultivation, solicitation or stewardship visits. Prepare and present convincing appeals/requests/proposals and a year by year gift summary to donors. Solicit and secure gifts and philanthropic grants and contracts ranging from high-end annual gifts to gifts that are large in complexity and scope. Meet the fundraising goals identified in an annual plan and agreed to by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Development, and the COH Dean. Cultivate and solicit planned gifts, philanthropic grants and contracts. Represent the COH to various community organizations and individuals to build relationships for future gifts, donations, philanthropic grants and contracts. Serve as an expert resource on all development activities while working with executive-level industry partners and interested partners, corporations and boards. Work to strengthen annual giving, particularly among UAA alumni. Align unit development activities with the programs and services of UAA's Development Office. Write proposals to appropriate foundations or corporations for philanthropic support. Work with executive-level volunteers with the goal of cultivating them toward future gifts, donations and philanthropic grants and contracts or working them as natural partners to cultivate and solicit other gifts, philanthropic grants and contracts. Record visits through contact reports (CRs) and enter CRs and proposals for Raiser's Edge reporting on a timely basis.

About the University of Alaska Anchorage:
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is a vibrant and growing institute of higher education, located in the heart of Alaska’s largest city. More than 15,000 students enroll in classes taught by close to 600 full-time faculty. The campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, lush trees, and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system for biking, walking, running and skiing. Surrounded by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, the community of greater Anchorage is alive year-round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, sporting events and more. For more information visit www.uaa.alaska.edu and
www.anchorage.net.

About the College of Health:
The College of Health is in the forefront of educating students to become doctors, nurses, and other health care and public health professionals and researchers.

The college is comprised of 15 academic and research units focused on the state's top health priorities:

  • Interpersonal violence
  • Childhood trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Health care systems policy and delivery
  • Environmental health
  • Biomedical science

We strive to collaborate on innovative approaches with all of our partners and stakeholders, to develop interdisciplinary resources, and to
engage communities in a culture that promotes health and academic and research excellence.

Position Summary:
UAA is seeking an experienced fundraising professional for a Senior Development Officer position for the College of Health in the Office of University Advancement. The Senior Development Officer will work with university leadership and executive-level volunteers to build private support for a variety of high priority initiatives which reinforce the university's strategic vision and extend UAA's brand. This individual will be responsible for managing a portfolio of major gift, grants and contracts, and high end annual donors and prospective donors. Increasing emphasis is being placed on qualifying, cultivating and soliciting individual donors, particularly alumni. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in closing major and planned gifts, grants, and contracts.

This Senior Development Officer will work closely with the dean to develop and execute strategic fundraising initiatives for the College of Health. UAA’s College of Health is home to over 40 programs at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels. Our programs in high demand areas prepare students to fulfill workforce needs throughout Alaska in health care and social services.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven effective and progressively responsible fundraising experience.
  • Knowledge of fund raising in higher education.
  • Knowledge of best practices in fundraising: cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Leadership skills/experience.
  • Analyzes and resolves significant problems.
  • Problem resolution requires considerable analysis of multiple components or conflicting issues.
  • Applies broad understanding of program, organization, system and/or client needs to resolve highly complex problems.
  • Identifies new services and opportunities for process improvement.
  • Independently evaluates and meets complex organizational, program or system needs in assigned area.
  • Specialist or expert resource.
  • Serves as a strategic advisor.
  • Is a team or project leader.
  • Develops long-range strategic plans.
  • Interprets and applies complex rules and regulations.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

Preferred:
Knowledge of and/or experience in Alaska's fundraising environment.

Typical Experience:
Four years of development experience, preferably in higher education.

Required Education or Training:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, business, public administration or relevant field and four years of experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred:
Master’s degree in relevant field.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.

 

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule,  Grade 81, based on education and experience.

To Apply:

  • To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.
  • This position is located in Anchorage, Alaska with an on campus work schedule. The successful candidate might have the opportunity for some remote work. 
  • This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on August 9, 2022 To ensure you application is considered, apply by 11:55pm, August 8, 2022.
  • To be considered, please include the following required documents in your application:
    • Resume which includes contact information for three professional references
    • Cover letter which describes how you are a good fit for this position

 

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

 

 

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

 

 

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

 

 

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

 

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

 

 

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

 

 

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

 

Anchorage, AK

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