Job Posting: Director of Development, Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University

The Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University seeks a highly motivated and experienced professional to serve as Director of Development for the College and part of the dean’s senior leadership team.

Reporting to the Dean of the Caine College of the Arts and the Vice President for University Advancement, the Director of Development for the Caine College of the Arts participates in a comprehensive program of fundraising and stewardship that requires positive, productive and ongoing interaction with faculty, senior administration, volunteers, and prospects. The Director of Development works as a key member of a team focused on the university’s academic strategic priorities, with a focus on working with alumni and a broad range of existing donors and prospective donors on behalf of the college. The director of development will join an experienced team of university development professionals and will be a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills. Candidates who are able to motivate and inspire prospects, volunteers, and alumni and who have a strong work ethic, excellent time management skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work in a fastpaced team environment will have the greatest chance of success. Integrity, credibility, and the ability to adapt and effect change while embracing the traditions and heritage of the college and the university will be key indicators of potential success of the role. An understanding and appreciation for the work of the college in the arts and design disciplines and the unique role that the arts play in a land grant university, as well as experience building productive relationships in the academy and beyond, will be important to the candidate’s success. Founded  in  2010,  the  Caine  College  of  the  Arts  is  a  community  of  artists  and  scholars  who   believe  in  the  potential  of  the  arts  to  transform  the  lives  of  students,  and  in  turn,  society.     With  1000  undergraduate  majors,  30  graduate  students,  and  a  faculty  and  staff  of  100,  the   college  embraces  the  land  grant  mission  of  Utah  State  University  by  serving  the  community   through  education,  creative  work,  scholarship,  and  community  engagement.    In  service  of   these  goals,  the  college  is  currently  renovating  the  Chase  Fine  Arts  Center,  a  $25  M  project   that  is  enhancing  facilities  for  each  of  the  academic  departments  and  will  be  completed  in   the  summer  of  2017. Situated  at  the  entrance  to  the  Logan  Canyon  National  Scenic  Byway,  the  college  borders   the  Cache  National  Forest and  is  within  close  proximity  to  20  national  parks  and   monuments.  This  spectacular  natural  environment  inspires  the  creative  work  of  students   and  faculty.    For  additional  information  about  the  college  and  its  programs,  visit   cca.usu.edu. Responsibilities: • Work  collaboratively  with  the  Vice  President for  Advancement,  the  Dean, and  his   senior  staff  members  to  identify,  cultivate, and  secure  private  support  from  alumni,   friends,  businesses,  foundations,  and  others to  support  College-­‐‑wide  priorities. • Create  and  execute  a  strategy  for  a  large  sustained  base  of  annual  donors. • Develop  and  maintain  ongoing  relationships  with  existing  major  donors. • Oversee  stewardship  procedures  for  all  donors  to  the  College. • Oversee  the  planning  and  organization of  fund  raising  events,  taking  the  lead  on   planning  and  organization  as  assigned. • Present  opportunities  for  donor  engagement  and  sponsorships. • Work  collaboratively  with  Advancement  services,  Public  Relations  and  Marketing,   the  college  marketing  and  communications  team,  and others  as  appropriate to  write   and  edit  development  materials  including  donor  acknowledgements,  annual   solicitations,  proposals,  grants,  gift  agreements,  annual  donor  reports,  etc. • Assist  with  the  development  of  online  and  social  media  fundraising  tools. • Serve  on  the  Dean's  Advancement  Council,  coordinate  meetings,  projects,  and   stewardship, and  provide  support  and  advice to  the  dean,  council  chair,  and  others regarding  the  work  and  operations  of  the  council. • Serve  on  the  College's  Senior  Leadership  team  and  provide  support  and  advice. • Work  collaboratively  with  the  President,  VP  for  Advancement  and  other  College   Development  directors  to  coordinate  university  fundraising  priorities. • Other  duties  as  assigned. Minimum  Qualifications: Bachelor’s  Degree 3 years  of  related  experience Ability  to  make  a  case  for  support  of  the  arts  and  arts  education  with  community  members,   foundations,  patrons,  and  other  potential  donors Outstanding  verbal  and  written  communications  skills,  including  the  ability  to  express  self   clearly  and  persuasively  in  person  and  excellent  proposal  writing  skills Exceptional  organizational  skills  and  attention  to  detail Analytical  and  strategic  thinking  skills  to  solve  problems  and  manage  and  improve   revenue-­‐‑generating  activities Ability  to  work  as  part  of  an  integrated  team  and  independently Availability  to  work  outside  regular  hours  and  travel  as  needed Valid  driver’s  license Passport  for  international  travel Preferred  Qualifications: Experience  working  for  and/or  with  arts  organizations Masters  degree Higher  education  experience To  apply,  visit  http://jobs.usu.edu,  and  enter  “Caine”  in  the  search  box

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