Director of Development

at University of Arkansas - Fayetteville in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:

Professional Staff - External Affairs


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Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.


The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.


As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.


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Summary of Job Duties:

The Director of Development will provide strategic oversight and daily management of the fundraising efforts for initiatives identified by the Division. This position will work collaboratively with the other members of the department, as well as the division and will report directly to the Dean of the Honors College and to the Executive Director of Development for University Initiatives in the Development department. The Director will work with University administrators, development colleagues across campus, and volunteers to identify, engage, solicit, and steward donors for the Honors College; continually focus on donor stewardship and developing relationships for future giving to support the Honors College and Dean Initiatives as they evolve; maintain focus on fundraising initiatives and needs, identify means to engage prospective donors, secure annual and major gifts, and have identifiable fundraising outcomes annually; manage the development activity for the Honors College Dean; manage a combined portfolio (approximately 60 – 90 prospects) and average eight or more personally scheduled visits with donors/prospects each month; once a portfolio is developed and donors cultivated, deliver, on average, 12 major gift proposals of $25,000 or more per year; collaborate with the Annual Giving team to develop strategies to: 1) substantially grow the annual giving program/initiatives, 2) develop a leadership annual giving program and 3) create a parents program to support the Honors College; collaborate with the director of communication to create marketing materials that promote fundraising priorities for the college; work closely with the Executive Director of... For full info follow application link.


The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Job Posting: 2994346

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021

Updated On: Aug 23, 2021