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The University of Arizona College of Engineering is seeking a Director of Development to join the Dean and Senior Director of Development for the College and representatives from the University Development Program (UDP) in supporting our efforts to significantly increase philanthropic support and have a positive impact on achieving strategic growth for the College. The Director of Development will lead, direct, and manage development activities for the College of Engineering as part of the College’s development team. The Director of Development works directly with major gift prospects of the College of Engineering to secure gifts of $25,000 or more to further the goals and objectives of the College of Engineering.
This position is jointly managed by the College Engineering and the University Development Program (UDP), which is managed under contract by the University of Arizona Foundation (UAF) as specified in the Development Services and Asset Management Agreement dated August 2016.
The Director of Development will gain an in-depth understanding of the College’s donors and prospective donor pools, as well as the school’s overall fundraising processes, strategies and goals. The person in this role is expected to work collaboratively with all members of the College of Engineering and Administrative team, Department Heads and Directors, and other University of Arizona Foundation (UAF), University Development Programs (UDP) and University of Arizona personnel as appropriate. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to create and sustain personal relationships. The position requires travel on a regular basis throughout Arizona and other regions including overnight stays, in addition to work on evenings and/or weekends as necessary to cultivate and solicit donor prospects.
The College of Engineering supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.
The values of the College are embraced amongst colleagues, and reaffirm our guiding principles for how we operate.
Excellence Faculty and students will have academic freedom. Our research and educational programs will be of the highest quality.
Cooperation We will forge partnerships on and off campus in our drive to solve society’s complex problems and improve the quality of life.
Openness We will communicate openly and treat people fairly because we value the opinions and respect the needs of all.
Diversity Diverse people and ideas produce lasting solutions, and we will strive to help all succeed.
Ethics High ethical standards and sound decision-making will be at the heart of our practices and policies.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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