SOM Development Assistant


Open Date 01/18/2017
Requisition Number PRN06484N
Job Title Administrative Assistant
Working Title Development Assistant
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Care Job Code?  
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 25 hours
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary  
Is this a work study job? No
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00078 - School of Music
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $15.19 - $15.40 / hour
Close Date 

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

Supports the fundraising activities within the College of Fine Arts and provides general support for the School of Music’s fundraising program—including donor cultivation and stewardship, events, and prospect management.


Essential Functions

1. Assists with coordination & implementation of Development events, including annual fundraising gala, board meetings, and other donor events
2. Coordinates donor acknowledgement letters and other Development correspondence
3. Maintains donor prospect lists, including identifying donors and conducting prospect research
4. Provides general Development support, including scheduling meetings, maintaining files, and responding to donor requests
5. Coordinates student performer requests from on-campus Advancement organizations
6. Other duties as assigned

• This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.


Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in business or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) and three years full-time secretarial experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective written and verbal communication skills required. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping practices and direct supervisory experience preferred.

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


Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or experience in a related field will be given preference. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and effective customer service skills are preferred. Attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to prioritize tasks are essential. Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet software, and/or fundraising database software are desired. Preference may be given to applicants with a background in/commitment to the Arts.

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 applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: [email protected] 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: [email protected]

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). 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.

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

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