Development Director


University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) and University Advancement seek a Director of Development committed to supporting community-based programming on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. The Director of Development is pivotal in establishing and deepening relationships between UNP and donors at all levels and manages all fundraising activities from annual giving to major gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. The Director of Development is a key executive role reporting to the Director of UNP and Chief Philanthropy Officer for Campus. The mission of University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) is to bring together university and west side people and resources in reciprocal learning, action, and benefit — a community coming together. UNP convenes faculty, students, west side residents, community organizations, and agencies to work together to address resident-identified community priorities. By addressing social determinants of health and systemic barriers to educational success, these collaborative partnerships foster increased access to higher education for west side residents, a university enriched by its involvement in the broader community, and an enhanced quality of life for all involved. The Director of Development will work on the west side of Salt Lake City at 1060 South 900 West in Glendale. At University of Utah, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary, medical/dental/vision/life plan and and up to 14.2% contribution to your retirement plan, we have the following perks, including: Flexibility: Two – Four days a week (depending on your work) feel free to skip the commute and hit your deadlines from home. Office Culture: we have a highly collaborative office. Dress code is relaxed business/casual – we want you to be comfortable. Plus you’ll have cohort of peer fundraisers with whom you can strategize and collaborate. Wellness in action: take advantage of our many health and wellness programs on-campus and virtually. This includes mental health and resiliency support, discount on outdoor recreation rentals and Eccles Student Life Center, nutrition services, and more. Community: Discounted and sometimes free admission to arts, cultural, museum, lectures and select sporting events on campus. Learning: In addition to the many free educational opportunities on campus, the University offers 50% tuition reduction for eligible employees and their families. We also offer many professional development opportunities and an annual budget to develop your skills. Other benefits and services include: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Supplemental Retirement Savings Plans (403(b), Roth 403(b), 457(b)) WellU Employee Wellness Program Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance & Supplemental Life Insurance Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Long Term Care Insurance Hyatt Legal Plans UESP 529 College Savings Plan Auto/Home Insurance Family and Medical Leave Act University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) and University Advancement are deeply committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We embrace this commitment to grow and maintain a diverse, safe, and inclusive workplace culture for all employees in Advancement and UNP. With an increasingly diverse population of donors, we recognize that nationally the most successful advancement programs employ individuals who can connect with these diverse communities and understand approaches that mirror a broad perspective of cultures, values, and experiences. We highly encourage applications from historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military, and others who would bring additional dimensions of education and experience to our team. Responsibilities: Work with the Director of University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) to develop short- and long-term fundraising goals for UNP and to develop case- and project-statements that may be used in grant proposals and solicitations; Create and implement a comprehensive plan to grow UNP’s donor base and increase philanthropic revenue and government grants over time to meet departmental & institutional goals; Identify and strategize the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors, maintaining a portfolio of major gift prospects; Strategically expand corporate partnerships/sponsorships, developing funding opportunities and building relationships with marketing and philanthropic divisions of companies and businesses; Work with University Advancement to coordinate donor strategies and expand the donor pool with prospect research; including establishing fundraising benchmarks and tracking progress; Support and work in partnership with a marketing and communications manager, partnership managers and teams and other UNP staff to learn about the priorities of the teams; Communicates effectively with system and institution leaders as well as multilingual/multicultural community residents. Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required Nearly Continuously: Office environment. Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking. Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Public Relations, English, or a related field, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Five years experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, business, public relations, annual, corporate or foundation giving which includes two years of budgeting and supervisory experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience in grant or proposal writing, public speaking, a background working with print and/or electronic media, an understanding of university fundraising practices and personnel management is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description. Preferences Fundraising experience with annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving Lived experience of diverse communities in the west side of the Salt Lake Valley Multilingual Master’s Degree Benefited Staff The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Director/ Title IX Coordinator Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA) 135 Park Building Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801-581-8365 Online reports may be submitted at For more information: To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. Posting Specific Questions (Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).) * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) * How many years of fundraising (annual, corporate, or foundation giving), marketing, sales, business, and/or public relations experience do you have? **Less than 3 years **3 years or more, but less than 5 years **5 years or more, but less than 8 years **8 years or more, but less than 12 years 12 years or more *How many years of budgeting and supervisory experience do you have? **Less than 1 year 1 year or more, but less than 2 years **2 year or more, but less than 4 years 4 years or more, but less than 6 years **6 years or more Applicant Required Documents 1. Resume Optional Documents 1. Cover Letter 2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission 3. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

Specific details

Organization University of Utah University Neighborhood Partners
Contact Person Jennifer Mayer-Glenn
Phone 801-972-3596
Closing Date 2022-09-16
Salary Range 75,000-80,000