Dev Ofc

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 103231
Title: Development Officer
Functional Title: Dev Ofc
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: AGNR-UME-4-H Youth 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:

This exempt position is a permanently funded full-time 12-month appointment with University of Maryland Extension. The Maryland 4-H Foundation works to raise funds based on priority needs identified by the Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program addressing six overriding pillars / principles of youth development. As an out-of-school time youth development education program, 4-H is directed and managed by Extension educators, working with volunteers, in 23 counties and Baltimore City. This position reports to the State 4-H Program Leader and is accountable to the 4-H Foundation Board of Directors. This position will be responsible for developing a comprehensive fund development plan as well as an annual business operating plan with accountable and measurable objectives in congruence with the 4-H Program and 4-H Foundation Strategic Plans for approval by the State 4-H Program Leader, 4-H Foundation Board of Directors, and in collaboration with the AGNR Development Officer. This position oversees reporting requirements related to a 501©3.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required and 3-5 years experience demonstrating knowledge of resource development strategies and the full range of methods and forms of fundraising (direct mail, deferred, major gifts, grants, special events).
Prior fund development experience required.
Demonstrated business management practices.
High level proficiency in written and oral communications; demonstrated skills in interaction and communication with individuals.
Ability to travel in Maryland and at times out of state – personal automobile and valid driver license required.
Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced and complex organizational environment. Periodic evening and weekend work is required.
Proven ability to work cooperatively within a team.
If offered employment by UME applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check by the State of Maryland and FBI.


Masters, MBA or related professional credentials preferred.
Course work in fundraising, communications, marketing, and youth development.
Experience with the 4-H Youth Development Program is desired.
Knowledge of basic non-profit financial control requirements preferred.
Preferred experience overseeing fund raising events.
Ability to utilize and apply computer technology proficiently.
Previous experience with Board development is desirable.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 02/28/2018
Closing Date: 04/08/2018
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

Typical office items. In addition bringing signs, supplies etc to events.

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. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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