Major Gifts Officer II - Director of Development, College of Engineering - 512090

Job no: 512090
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Fundraising

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 60 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 54100.80 Midpoint - $ 78436.80


Department/Organization: 301105 - Development


Normal Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm


Job Summary: The Major Gifts Officer II generates charitable support for The University of Alabama in excess of $1 million annually. Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards prospects believed to be capable of making major gifts. Expected to meet defined visit and solicitation goals and work closely with Deans, faculty, volunteers and other stakeholders to achieve those goals. Typically solicits significant, major-level gifts including current gifts, pledges and planned gifts. Independently prioritizes tasks set in consultation with supervisors. Mentors and trains lower-level officers. May supervise development officers.


Additional Department Summary: Focuses on developing major-gift prospect portfolios of potential individual and corporate donors,
cultivating, and soliciting these prospects for current, pledged, and planned gifts for the College of Engineering.


Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience, in development, fundraising, sales, or public relations; OR Master's degree and three (3) years of experience in development, fundraising, sales, or public relations. Frequent travel required.


Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an
acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.


Skills and Knowledge: Good public relations, oral and written communications, excellent organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills required. Ability to use personal computer for word processing and standard software packages.


Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree. Direct experience in institutional advancement in higher education preferred.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Supplemental Links


"EEO is the Law" Poster
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

"Family and Medical Leave Act" 
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

"Employee Polygraph Protection Act" 
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppac.pdf