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Development Coordinator-University of Oregon College of Education

Development Coordinator

Job no: 530535

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Development

Department: College of Education

Classification: Univ Dev Proj Coordinator 1

Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing

Salary: $19.72 - $29.96 per hour

FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

November 2, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to the required online application (which includes three professional references) please submit a cover letter and resume, making sure to include all your relevant work experience and education. We use this information to determine if applicants meet the minimum qualifications.

The UO College of Education is a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and walks of life. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are from a marginalized or underrepresented group. Some candidates may see a long list of job requirements and feel discouraged because they don't match every single bullet point. If you believe this is a role that you'll be excited to work in every day and want to be a part of a culture like ours, please apply.

Department Summary

The College of Education (COE) at the UO 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.

The College of Education's Development Office is part of the central administrative unit for the college. The functions of the college's central administrative unit have an effect on the entire college as well as external alumni, donors, and community partners. The purpose of the development program is to create and foster relationships with alumni and donors and secure funding in support of the college's faculty, student, and program needs. The College of Education's Development team includes the Sr. Director of Development, Sr. Associate Director of Development, the Associate Director of Stewardship and Award Programs, and the Development Coordinator.

The COE's Development Office is also part of 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. University Development, a department within University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon through securing and stewarding philanthropic gifts; to raise funds from private sources to fund priorities outlined by the university's faculty and administrative leadership.

Position Summary

This position is hybrid-elligible.

The Development Coordinator for the College of Education (COE) manages projects, research, and administrative needs for the effective and efficient running of the entire fundraising team. This individual will be responsible for projects that support fundraising activity with alumni, friends, corporate entities, and philanthropic foundations. This position will be expected to regularly conduct research projects (utilizing internal and external tools), create high-level impact reports and donor proposals, and act as an internal liaison with faculty, staff, administrators, and senior leadership. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring these activities meet compliance standards for university policies, UO Brand Standards, UO Foundation confidentiality and data procedures, and budget management. This position also will lead regular efforts for communicating with external stakeholders, collaborating with the COE Communications team on mailers and other development-related communications projects, drafting correspondence to donors, contacting key stakeholders, and organizing multi-level engagement efforts for donors and prospective donors.

This position reports to the Director of Development II and supports the COE Development team. The Development Coordinator supports COE development officers in identifying, qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects with the capacity to make gifts to the COE. The Development Coordinator works closely with the COE Communications team for social media networking and other web-based initiatives, and assists with alumni engagement efforts through targeted communications. Additionally, the Development Coordinator works directly with Annual Giving to increase engagement and gifts through the COE's special campaigns and giving day.

The Development Coordinator initiates tasks and follows through independently on duties and assignments required to support the team's development goals and is expected to represent UO and the COE team to internal and external stakeholders. In-depth knowledge of the program and its operations is essential. This position must function with a high degree of independence and prioritize a multitude of high-level projects while also managing the daily operations of the program. Professionalism with internal and external constituents is a key success factor.

Minimum Requirements

• Two years of experience in public relations, communications, or related work. One year of this experience must have included the development and implementation of fund-raising or donor-cultivation events; AND

• A Bachelor's degree or three more years of relevant experience.

Professional Competencies

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• Excellent organizational, detail-oriented, and record-keeping skills.

• Ability to prioritize, track required functions, manage competing priorities and a varied task load, and work independently and with minimal supervision.

• Ability to perform well under multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

• High interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and use good judgment when working with donors, alumni, and university personnel.

• Ability to understand and follow applicable guidelines, policies, and procedures.

• Ability to conduct high-level research and analysis.

• High level of skill using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, or similar software and using database applications (e.g., Advance).

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

• Ability to navigate a complex institution and build strong relationships across campus.

• Strong public relations and project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with Advance databases or similar CRM databases.

• Experience with web publishing (i.e. WordPress or Express).

• Experience working with volunteers and coordinating events.

• Demonstrated ability to implement and build constituency programs and activities.

• Two years of experience in a development or donor relations office setting.

• Experience working in a higher education setting.

• Experience creating strategic social media posts.

FLSA Exempt: No

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

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

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