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University of Oregon Associate Director of Development in Eugene, Oregon

Associate Director of Development

Apply nowJob no:524326

Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Administrative/Professional, Athletics, Development

Department:Intercollegiate Athletics

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:Commensurate with experience

Compensation Band:OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2019-2020


Application Review Begins

August 1, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, applicants please upload 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.

• Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the required qualifications.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will provide an outstanding collegiate experience to our student-athletes while enabling them to pursue excellence in the classroom, the community, and their lives while competing at the highest level in their chosen sport.

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Development works as part of the Duck Athletic Fund to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the University. The Associate Director will be assigned to the Duck Athletic Fund and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on gifts in the “leadership annual giving” ($2,500 - $24,999) and non-major gift ($25,000 - $99,999) ranges. Occasional work in the major gift ($100k+) range is possible depending upon donor interest but is not a focus of the position.

This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The Associate Director works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the university to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends. The Associate Director will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university and the assigned unit, priority, or region. Performance, as measured against these goals, will be evaluated annually.

Reporting directly to the Associate Athletic Director, this position is part of the Duck Athletic Fund development program. The Associate Director solicits gifts to support the priorities of the Duck Athletic Fund and contributes to donor pipeline strategies and development. Up to 25% travel within Oregon as well as to cities in other states which may not be regularly served by public transportation is an essential expectation of this position. This position is jointly funded by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and University Advancement.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree

• One year of professional experience in development for an NCAA Division I institution OR two years of volunteer experience in a development field OR three years’ experience in a closely related field such as corporate sales or recruiting.

Professional Competencies

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and a strong sense of donor-driven customer service.

• Ability to make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospective donors to specific university needs.

• Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software suite or equivalent software package; preference for familiarity with development or sales databases.

• Ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications

• If work experience is in a non-development field, preference will be given to those with relevant experience in the development field.

• Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate development events.

• Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Advertised:18 Jul 2019Pacific Daylight Time

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