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Director or Senior Director of Development, School of Law

University of Oregon, University Advancement

Job Title: Director or Senior Director of Development, School of Law
Reference Code: University of Oregon
Job Location: Eugene , OR
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Development/advancement, alumni affairs
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-08-08
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director or Senior Director of Development

School of Law
University of Oregon

With campuses in both Eugene and Portland, Oregon Law is the #1 law school in Oregon and the #2 law school in the Pacific Northwest. The school is home to top-ranked specialty programs, including: Legal Research and Writing, Appropriate Dispute Resolution, and Environmental and Natural Resources Law. Oregon Law has produced remarkable alumni including multiple judges, state supreme court justices, and congressional representatives.

University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include: Advancement/UO Alumni Association; Development; Stewardship and Special Events; Advancement Operations; Federal Affairs; and State and Community Affairs. University Development is a comprehensive fund raising department with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon through securing and stewarding philanthropic gifts; to raise funds from private sources to fund priorities outlined by the university’s faculty and administrative leadership.

The Director/Senior Director of Development serves as front line officer to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the university. This individual is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $100K or more and will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university. Performance as measured against these goals will be evaluated annually. This position will involve regular travel to meet with prospective donors. This position will also be responsible for supervision of Oregon Law development staff.

At a Senior Director level this position will be responsible for all of the above as well as strategic planning, coordination, and leadership for Oregon Law’s development program. Specific responsibilities include: (1) lead responsibility for creating, managing and expanding the development program; (2) close partnership with the Dean on establishing and refining fundraising priorities; (3) development and maintenance of effective programs for donor stewardship and alumni relations; (4) leadership and ownership of the development budget, resources, and personnel; and 5) involvement with managing principal gift prospects and donors.

Job Requirements

The Director/Senior Director of Development at the School of Law reports jointly to the Dean of the School and the Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP) for Development.

Direction regarding implementation of fundraising policies and procedures, and interaction with other development personnel comes from the SAVP for Development.

Direction regarding school’s activities, fundraising priorities, school policy and operations comes from the Dean.

The Dean and the SAVP will consult to set the annual fundraising goals for the school as they relate to the strategic needs of the school and the university and review the overall development fundraising performance of the school each year.

The Director/Senior Director will be evaluated annually for performance as measured against these goals.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $85,000 + at the director level and from $95,000+ at the senior director level. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits.

For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at #520902.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by September 4, 2017. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check.

We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.

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