Capital Campaign Development Officer

University of Alaska

Capital Campaign Development Officer

• Job No:
• Classification:Development 5
• Grade:Grade 82
• Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF Development
• Location:Fairbanks
• Categories: Development/Alumni Affairs

Position Summary:
Are you an accomplished Capital Campaign development professional? The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is an established state leader in Alaska Native studies, research and teaching and is on track to become a global leader in the field of Indigenous studies. We seeking an experienced development officer to lead our philanthropic campaign for the the Troth Yeddha' Indigenous Studies Center Initiative.

10Collaborate with other staff members to ensure that fundraising efforts align with the center's mission and strategic goalsEssential 10Develop and manage relationships with donors and potential donors, including regular communication and stewardshipEssential 10Manage and track donor cultivation and solicitation activities, including regular communication and stewardshipEssential 10Manage campaign events, including sponsorships and donor recognition activitiesEssential 10Work with the center's leadership and campaign steering committee to establish campaign goals and prioritiesEssential 10Work with the Troth Yeddha' Indigenous Studies Center team, University Advancement and Legacy committee to create compelling fundraising materials, including proposals, letters, and reportsEssential 15Identify and research potential donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, and develop targeted solicitation strategiesEssential 25Develop and implement fundraising strategies and plans to support the capital campaign, including solicitation of major gifts, planned giving, and corporate and foundation support

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Experience working with donors and cultivating relationships
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write compelling proposals and reports
• Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Experience with donor databases and gift processing
• Have sensitivity and understanding of the diverse cultures and Alaska Native communities served by the Rural, Community and Native Education administration.
• Ability to collaborate with diverse students, faculty, and staff across the university.
• Experience or familiarity with Alaska Native and/or Indigenous programming.
• Knowledge of and experience working with Alaska Native students, Indigenous organizations, private and public external constituencies, and government agencies

Preferred Experience & Education:

• Certified Fund Raising Executive
• Advanced knowledge of Alaska Native and Indigenous peoples.
• Direct experience working with Alaska Native and/or Indigenous groups, communities and/or organizations.
• Willingness to travel including to/from rural Alaska.
• Proven experience working collaboratively and effectively with a diverse and multicultural student body, staff and faculty.

Required Experience & Education:
Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as nonprofit management, business administration, or communications.

At least 5 years of experience in fundraising, with a track record of success in developing and implementing capital campaigns.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position with a competitive salary and New hires will be placed on the, Grade 82, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

*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.

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:

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 Bridget Thimsen, SBO Sr. HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-5979.

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Fairbanks, AK

2 month(s) ago

Closing Date 2024-09-18