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