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Director of Development, College of Education

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 05/20/2019

Director of Development, College of Education
University Advancement

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, International and Principal Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.

The College of Education at the University of Oregon is one of the highest ranked colleges of education in the United States and has a strong tradition of scholarship, outreach, and impact at local, state, national, and global levels. The assigned mission of the College of Education is to prepare individuals to become administrators, teachers, researchers, and related professionals. Our faculty conduct innovative research and scholarship in education and the clinical sciences and are national and international leaders in prevention science, school-based intervention, research methods, and measurement designed to improve educational and social service systems for all. Faculty and staff are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students who comprise the College and who will be the next generation of educational leaders.

Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon.

The Director of Development works as part of Development to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the University. The Director is assigned to the College of Education and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on gifts in the major gift ($100k+) range.

This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The 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 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 jointly to the College of Education Dean and University Development, this position leads the College’s development program and is responsible for managing all fundraising activity, including representing the College in development meetings on campus and setting fundraising goals and strategies in conjunction with leadership in the College and Development. Travel within Oregon as well as to cities in other states up to 50% of the time is an essential expectation of this position. This position is jointly funded by the College of Education and University Advancement.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $85,000+. 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, #523831.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by May 7, 2019. 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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