Department:University Advancement Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$40,000 - $45,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA03-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins January 21, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit the following with your online application:
• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.
• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
• Three professional references.
Department Summary 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 UO Alumni Association, Development, Principal and International Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.
The Office of Stewardship manages the ongoing stewardship of university donors, partners and volunteers. It is responsible for the design and implementation of a program of donor recognition and stewardship for annual donors (the President’s Society), cumulative giving (Founders Societies), bequest donors (Arnold Bennett Hall Legacy Society), endowment donors and volunteers to the University of Oregon. This office works cooperatively with the UO President and administrators, school and college fundraising staffs, and UO donors to provide a university-wide stewardship and cultivation program that moves prospects toward solicitation readiness.
Position Summary Under the direction of the Associate Director of Stewardship for Named Faculty and Scholarships, this position is responsible for the implementation and management of various stewardship programs designed to foster and nurture long-term, meaningful relationships between the University and its donors. The program manager uses independent judgment to successfully create and build these relationships and ensure participation. This position provides confidential administrative support for the scholarship stewardship and named faculty stewardship programs and ensures high quality communication between faculty, students, donors, and university colleagues.
The ideal candidate would excel at accurate and detailed data management, proofreading, and quality control and assurance, with an eye toward creating and maintaining trusting relationships with donors, faculty and students.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree OR five years of equivalent professional experience in program or project management. • One year of relevant project or program management experience in a complex and diverse organization.
Professional Competencies • Independence and creativity in project management and implementation. • Proven proficiency with Excel, Word and Outlook (or similar scheduling/calendar program), expertise with document formatting and the use of merge technology. • Excellent writing, editing, and written communication skills. • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through. • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with persons in diverse work groups and with differing skill levels. • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, with an acute attention to detail. • Independent judgement, and ability to effectively interact with a wide range of internal and external audiences. • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to attend donor events as necessary to represent the Office of Stewardship and/or the University. • Ability to set priorities, take initiative, be proactive and follow up, and manage diverse responsibilities and multiple tasks. • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. • Ability to adapt as new situations arise. • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information. • Commitment to, and experience with, promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.
Preferred Qualifications • Familiarity with the University of Oregon. • Experience with Adobe or other design software. • Experience with SunGard Advance. • Experience in higher education advancement or a large non-profit fundraising environment.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
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