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Assistant Development Officer, Leadership Annual Gifts

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 119790
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Assistant Development Officer, Leadership Annual Gifts
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: VPUR-Development
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Assistant Development Officer, Leadership Annual Giving (LEAD) will be responsible for identification and solicitation of LEAD prospects. Will manage a portfolio of prospects, traveling both locally and regionally for visits, to assess their interest, their capacity, and willingness to support the University of Maryland. The Assistant Development Officer will work collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, school and college development staff, alumni relations staff, and other University representatives to engage prospects in the $1,000-$50,000 level. Will work under the direction of the Executive Director and Associate Director of LEAD and be a part of the Leadership Annual Giving Team.

The Assistant Development Officer must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building relationships and broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising. Should have knowledge of and enthusiasm for the University of Maryland. Candidates must have the ability to work collaboratively and strategically with other fundraising professionals and campus leaders.

Must be able to travel up to 50%, occasional work on evenings and/or weekends may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree required.

Must have at least 3 years of successful development experience, demonstrated sales, marketing, communications and /or other ‘outreach’ skills through professional experience, volunteer work, or internships.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate must demonstrate the aptitude to represent the University in a highly professional and effective manner and to cultivate relationships with and solicit alumni and non-alumni friends of the University for gifts. The candidates must have excellent interpersonal and writing skills and the ability to make “cold calls”, the ability to manage more than one project simultaneously, and a demonstrated record of completing assignments. This position will have a demanding travel schedule. He/she will have the ability to establish positive relationships with colleagues, volunteers and prospective donors; work cooperatively to achieve common goals and support cooperation; have extremely strong communication skills; contribute to team success by leading through example and supporting the efforts and successes of their team members; and work well with and understand the needs of colleagues and be able to think creatively and strategically.

The assistant director will be organized and detail-oriented with strong follow-up skills; be able to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines reliably; employ excellent time management; and have the ability to prioritize.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Sedentary work with physical demands found in an office administration environment. Must be able to travel up to 50%, occasional work on evenings and/or weekends may be required.

For best consideration, please apply by Thursday, May 24, 2017.

The salary range for this position is $48,000s to $ 59,000s.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 02/09/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 05/24/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work with physical demands found in an office administration environment. Must be able to travel up to 50%, occasional work on evenings and/or weekends may be required.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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