Revised: Application Procedures
Title: Director of Development, OBF
Department: Oregon Bach Festival/University Development
Reports To: Assistant Vice President, Schools and Colleges, University Development, and OBF President and General Manager
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Salary Range: $70,000 - $100,000
Review Date: Search will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Start Date: As soon as possible
The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the states flagship institution. With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon. The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.
The University of Oregons commitment to academic excellence draws well-rounded students and faculty members to the university. The university is a comprehensive research institution that serves its students and the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world through the creation and transfer of knowledge in the liberal arts, the natural and social sciences, and the professions. As a leader in sustainability, with a commitment to preserving the environment and pursuing innovation, the university is where tradition meets technology in a classic college campus setting. With no shortage of academic and other opportunities, distinguished UO alumni include two Nobel Prize winners, 10 Pulitzer Prize winners, 19 Rhodes Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, seven Oregon governors, eight United States senators, and 18 United States representatives.
The Oregon Bach Festival (OBF), is the University of Oregons Grammy-winning summer music festival. The mission of the Oregon Bach Festival is to inspire the human spirit through the art of music. The OBF has been presenting world-class musical performances and innovative educational opportunities for students and lifelong learners for over four decades. The OBF is unique in the world in that the Festival concentrates on choral-orchestral works and is situated within the university, and at its heart, has a deep and abiding commitment to academic and performance-practice related research, and education in the widest sense.
University Development is a comprehensive fund raising 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 universitys faculty and administrative leadership. The Director of Development serves as front line officer to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the university.
We are committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome applications from candidates that will promote and value our culture and exercise teamwork and collaboration when working with diverse groups, donors, volunteer groups, and coworkers.
Essential Functions: The University of Oregon, University Development, and the OBF are seeking applications for the Director of Development, position in the OBF. Reporting jointly to the Assistant Vice President for Annual, Regional, and Special Gifts in University Development and the OBF President and General Manager, the director is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive fundraising plan for the Oregon Bach Festival that includes the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects with the capacity to make major gifts of at least $100K. In addition, this position will be responsible for securing gifts to the Conductors society, OBFs leadership annual gift fundraising program. The director will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals and expectations as they relate to the strategic needs of the university and OBF. Performance as measured against these goals will be evaluated annually. The position is field oriented, requiring travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects.
Qualifications: Required qualifications include: bachelors degree; and a minimum of three years' fundraising experience or five years' combined experience in development and a closely related field such as corporate sales. Other qualifications include: extensive experience in prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation; a demonstrated ability to manage people and/or programs and develop strategies to achieve operating goals; the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty and staff; the ability and willingness to quickly learn the university history, mission, demographics, faculty, programs, and departments as well as the university culture in order to persuasively articulate how the UO distinguishes itself from peer institutions; a strong sense of donor driven customer service; proficiency in the use of personal computers and their routine software applications; and the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. In addition, successful candidates will have the discretion and ability to interact with high-level donors; the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality; and the ability to make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospective donors to university needs. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience working with volunteer boards; have experience in or working knowledge of an arts performance environment; experience in higher education development; and an understanding of the nature of a professional school and research university. The ability to travel is also required. Prior to hire, the finalist in this position is subject to a criminal background check.
Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $70,000 100,000. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and providing a fair and equitable work environment. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and who will promote and value our culture and exercise teamwork and collaboration when working with diverse groups, donors, volunteers, and coworkers.
The search will remain open until filled. For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Lisa Abair Vuona, firstname.lastname@example.org, at Lois Lindauer Searches.
The UO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act