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Development Officer

Utah Tech University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Development and Fundraising
Salary: See Position Description

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Division: University Advancement/Development

Job Number: 23PRO792-1

Development Office

Position Announcement

Utah Tech University Advancement is hiring a Development Officer to be responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of giving prospects. The candidate will work with donors to link their passions to the University's priorities. This individual must be creative, detail-oriented, possess strong organizational and communication skills, and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

The candidate will participate in strategic development for the development team and is responsible for solicitation strategies specific to their proposals and goals. Building and maintaining an effective working relationship with campus leadership is key to success and growth as a Development Officer. More information about the Development Office can be found online at

  • Develop and implement a thoughtful strategy for each prospect/donor, including ways to increase involvement in university activities. Utilize both current and planned gift opportunities to best meet donors' needs, philanthropic interests and financial capabilities.
  • Meet qualification calls/visits, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors appropriately, emphasizing those that have given or are capable of giving support to Utah Tech.
  • Utilize Blackbaud Raiser's Edge Prospect Management Software to manage donor relations and track fundraising progress with the development team.
  • Build a broad base of fundraising knowledge in order to discuss gift vehicles, including cash, planned gifts, securities, real estate and other gifts to maximize discussions with donors and tailor proposals to their situation and wishes.
  • Meet with development colleagues and university partners, including alumni and athletics (as appropriate), to discuss major donor prospects, strategy and solicitation.
  • Create and maintain an effective working rapport with the dean(s) of the specific college(s) to which the Development Officer is assigned. In coordination with the deans, advisory councils, and/or campaign committees, guide strategic development activities and consult with these individuals to ensure success and the attainment of college or program priorities.
  • Utilize advancement resources to provide regular individual and team progress reports on development officer, college and program fundraising performance. Complete and update reports of all contacts/proposals in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required; Master's degree preferred.
  • At least two (2) years' professional experience in fundraising required; experience fundraising within higher education preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, including excellent writing and editing skills.
  • A history of persistence and resourcefulness in development and executing solicitation strategies.
  • Proven success in the solicitation process from prospecting through "making the ask" and closing the gift.
  • Knowledge and experience using fundraising software.
  • Record of success in establishing productive relationships with alumni, students, faculty and staff; ability to work productively with the community.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Highly-developed organizational skills, including the ability to work under pressure to handle multiple prospects and requests, and meet competing deadlines and fundraising goals.
  • Ability to foster a positive and professional image with external and internal partners.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $65,000+ depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of September 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins August 15, 2022.Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies: For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.


Click here to visit to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Utah Tech employee!

Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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