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Type of Position:
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
At least three years of full-time, professional experience in major gift fundraising
Experience managing volunteers and advisory boards
Experience coordinating travel for university leadership such as deans, vice chancellors and/or provost – including the ability to brief leadership prior to travel and meetings
Experience in data screening, analysis, and interpretation
Experience launching new fundraising programs and initiatives
Willingness to travel on behalf of the university and work irregular hours if needed
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated experience with donor databases such as Advance, Blackbaud, or equivalent
Master’s degree in higher education or equivalent from an accredited university
At least five years of full-time, professional experience in fundraising with at least three years of major-gift fundraising experience
Demonstrated ability and outcomes to create new programming that financially support dean initiatives
Previous, successful experience in a major giving campaign, preferably in higher education
Experience working with university administrators, deans, and faculty and development colleagues to engage donors and align passions with fundraising priorities
Experience with planned and deferred giving and other giving vehicles
Notable experience securing major gifts for student initiatives: examples include but are not limited to scholarships, study abroad programs/travel, diversity and inclusion, and more
Experience working with student parents
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated high proficiency and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
Knowledge of a university campus and an arts and sciences college
Knowledge of special event management
Demonstrated advanced verbal and written communication skills with the ability to confidently represent the university in a professional manner
Ability to work confidently under pressure of deadlines and dollar goals
Ability to confidently represent the university in a professional manner
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and respond respectfully to input from supervisors, division colleagues, and university leadership
Salary: Commensurate with education and/or experience.
Documents Needed To Apply:
To be considered, applicants will need to submit:
Cover letter/letter of application
A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number)
Proof of Veterans (if applicable)
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Inclusion and Diversity
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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