The University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks a dynamic fundraising professional with an interest in community engagement for the position of Director of Development and External Relations for UCCS Presents.
Having just moved into the new Ent Center for the Arts, UCCS Presents is currently experiencing an exciting phase of development. The Director will be responsible for evaluating, modifying, and executing a comprehensive strategic development and community engagement plan for the arts programs of UCCS Presents including future potential major campaigns and new engagement initiatives within the next five years. Working closely with the Executive Director, Marketing and Media Relations Professional, the Development and Communications Coordinator, the UCCS Advancement Office, the directors of the artistic programs, and the Advisory Boards of the programs, this critical team member will lead the planning and implementation of development strategies for the overall organization to support its mission. This individual will liaise with both internal and external groups, representing UCCS Presents in the community and establishing relationships with new audiences and diverse stakeholders.
POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Development will:
With the senior leadership of UCCS Presents and UCCS Advancement, establish and execute a strategic and comprehensive development plan that will support the operating and capital needs of UCCS Presents.
Oversee the External Relations Team
Work closely with staff, board members, and other volunteers to maximize the effectiveness of UCCS Presents special events, including the annual gala event.
Nurture and further develop the Center’s growing Community Engagement programs.
Manage the staff, activities and growth of the External Relations and UCCS Presents subscription program to maximize patron loyalty.
Supervise and manage the research and preparation of all foundation, corporate and government grant proposals, including research of new funding opportunities, and oversee grant administration and reporting.
Oversee the creation and execution of the annual marketing and development plans.
Supervise and support the creation of the development and marketing calendars to ensure all deadlines are met.
Serve as a visible, articulate spokesperson for UCCS Presents and cultivate relationships in the community. Manage and oversee the formation and maintenance of necessary development materials, reports and records; in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Business Operations, manage the department's financial reports and budget; monitor budget and control expenditures.
Work with the UCCS Presents team and the Advisory Boards to develop short-term and long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as ensuring that internal policies and procedures are in alignment with University policies and
Work closely with supervised staff to ensure they are provided with appropriate support systems and responsive, quality service to their areas
The successful candidate will:
Be an accomplished fundraising professional with proven ability in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporation, foundation, and government donors and a demonstrated track record in the management of successful development programs.
Be a strong manager with experience in managing and motivating staff and volunteers, and the ability to inspire those working with them toward accomplishing common objectives.
Be a proactive, trustworthy individual, who works effectively with the Executive Director, Advisory Board members, donors, volunteers, and inside staff.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to engage a wide range of donors, demonstrate patience with a wide variety of personality types, and build effective long-term relationships.
Be someone with initiative, diligence and follow through, who enjoys working as a team player but also has the capability to work independently and as a self-starter, in a collaborative environment that includes some evenings and weekends.
Have computer literacy and experience with fundraising technology and integrated database systems. Tessitura and social media experience a plus.
Have, at minimum, a Baccalaureate degree, and at least three years of fundraising experience preferably in the arts.
The ideal candidate will also:
Have a passion for and commitment to the arts and their advancement.
At the University of Colorado Colorado Springs we value students and never forget that students are our reason for being. We consider students and student outcomes in all the decisions we make. We provide a supportive environment in order to create lasting and significant educational experiences for every student. We are committed to our students and their success.
UCCS is located on 550 acres in northeast Colorado Springs at the foot of Austin Bluffs, a rugged natural cliff formation. From the campus, you have a spectacular view of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, including Pikes Peak, the 14,115-foot mountain that inspired the song "America the Beautiful."
We are one of four campuses within the University of Colorado System. We were established in 1965 and built on an original 1964 gift of 80 acres (for the price of $1) from local businessman George Dwire. Today, we are the fastest growing campus in the CU System and have transformed from a small commuter-based campus of 1,670 students to a full-fledged collegiate hub with enrollment of approximately 12,000 undergraduate, graduate and online students. We offer 45 bachelor's, 22 master's and five doctoral degrees thro...ugh our six colleges:
Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
College of Engineering and Applied Science
College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
School of Public Affairs
We feature such innovative programming as bachelor’s degrees in Innovation, Inclusive Elementary Education and Exercise Science.
Approximately 12,000 students enrolled fall 2016 with almost 5,000 students participating in programs and instruction offered through our online and academic outreach efforts. 84% of our students are enrolled in undergraduate programs and 14% are pursuing graduate study. 53% of our students are female, 47% are male and 29% identify themselves as ethnic minority students. Approximately 92% of our students originate from Colorado, 12% come from out-of-state and 315 are international. Students from all 50 states and 49 countries are represented here at UCCS. 28% of our students are first generation students and nearly two-thirds of our undergraduates receive financial aid through loans and grants.
Nationally recognized as a Military Friendly and Best for Vets University, we enroll more than 2,000 active and retired military personnel. Being based in Colorado Springs, also known as Olympic City USA, we enrolled 18 U.S. Olympic athletes in 2015.
We are home to 16 NCCA Division II athletic teams and have earned 17 NCAA Division II Athletic Conference Championships. We offer 17 Intramural sports and 170 student clubs and organizations.
We employ approximately 1,100 faculty and staff. Our budget for fiscal year 2016-17 is approximately $228 million. Campus expenditures have yielded approximately $310 million to the local economy each year through construction, employee and student spending, travel and operating expenses.
To ensure a balanced social and academic campus life, we offer 15 full-service residence halls, an active university center, a LEED-certified recreation and wellness center, a state-of-the-art library and a new veterans and military student center. Thanks to collaborations with key community organizations forged by Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, we are building the $70 million Ent Center for the Arts and are key players in the creation of the new National Cybersecurity Center.
We have graduated more than 43,000 students since 1965. 96% of them say they are either somewhat or very satisfied with the education they received at UCCS. Of our 43,000 graduates, over 28,000 live in Colorado and approximately 14,000 worldwide. Our graduates include a Pulitzer Prize winning poet, the first Native American astronaut, the Senior Vice President of Microsoft, a C-Span talk-show host, a Corporate Vice President of FedEx, the General Manager of Hewlett-Packard, numerous COO’s and CEO’s of major businesses and not-for-profit organizations, successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists, engineers, artists, musicians, medical professionals, lawyers, teachers, professors, business leaders, judges, mayors, communicators, philanthropists, and more, to name a few.
Today, UCCS is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and our colleges and programs are accredited and top-ranked in their fields. More importantly, we remain forever committed to the success of our students and to the betterment of the Southern Colorado community.