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Development Officer



Open Date 05/08/2017
Requisition Number PRN14184B
Job Title Development Officer
Working Title Manager of Individual Giving
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Care Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40 hours per week
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

M – F, 9a – 5pm, some evenings and weekends required.

VP Area President
Department 00335 - KUER
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $39,300 to $72,700 DOE
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

KUER seeks a creative fundraising professional and team-oriented leader to help the station continue to grow its successful membership program. The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience managing an annual fund or membership programs that includes strategic vision, direct mail, digital fundraising, email marketing and on-air pledge drives to ensure robust and sustainable growth. Key priorities include developing effective long-term strategies for acquisition, retention and stewardship activities.


• Extensive donor software database experience, including managing software upgrades, PCI Compliance concerns, while maintaining data integrity.
• Partner with the Development Director to create annual membership strategy focused on donor experience and revenue generation.
• Set and achieve revenue goals for membership, assist in stewardship of all donors under $1,000, and collaborating with DOD and MOMG to build the pipeline of major donors.
• Ability to effectively plan, research, create, execute, analyze and report on membership development programs
• Work with content and news departments on fund drive production needs. Work together with development team to implement and achieve sound fund drive campaigns, including evaluation of outcomes.
• Oversee communication and stewardship activities including digital, web, print and event communication for sustainers and individual donors.
• In close collaboration with the marketing department, provide input to marketing materials (web, on-air, printed materials, etc.), and strategies for individual campaigns.
• May work with community partners, Community Advisory Board or others to foster relationships, advance the stations objectives, or collaborate on projects.
• 2+ years of managing employees and volunteers
• Creating and managing department budget and project budgets
• Act as a station representative within the community.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines with an attention to accuracy

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, related field, or equivalency; three years of fund-raising experience which includes direct solicitation of contributions, volunteer leadership support, written and verbal presentations, and strategy and market development are required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience in grant or proposal writing and a background working with local print and electronic media is preferred. Demonstrated negotiating skills are also preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Public Media experience

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of direct fundraising experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 3 years
    • 3 year or more, but less than 5 years
    • 5 year or more, but less than 8 years
    • 8 years or more
  3. * If you heard about this position from a job board, community, education, or government agency, search engine, etc. please specify the name of the organization or agency

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this position? - University of Utah web page - Online - University of Utah employee referral - Career Services / Job Fair - Community / Government Agency - Other

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169