Director of Development, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
Tucson, AZ 
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Position Information

Title Director of Development, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

University of Arizona (UA) Health Sciences seeks a motivated and ambitious professional to join the development team in support of our efforts to raise significant levels of philanthropic support for the UA College of Pharmacy. The Director of Development will report to the Sr. Vice President, Health Sciences Development and the Dean, UA College of Pharmacy. This position will be responsible for managing a donor portfolio of $1M+ and works directly with major gift prospects to secure gifts of $25,000 or more to further the goals and objectives the College of Pharmacy. This position is subject to joint management by UA Health Sciences and the University of Arizona Foundation as specified in the Development Services and Asset Management Agreement dated August 2016.

Local, statewide, and out of state travel will encompass meeting with donors, attending fundraising events, and the travel associated with coordinating philanthropic support. The successful candidate will need to have access to reliable transportation, have a valid driver's license, and will also receive additional detailed information regarding training for UA vehicle operation.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Promote and maintain a culture of philanthropy across the College of Pharmacy and the University of Arizona.
  • Maintain a portfolio of prospects that support fundraising goals of the College of Pharmacy.
  • Secure major gift private support for the College of Pharmacy.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donor prospects ($25,000+).
  • Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 50-70 major gift prospects and donors.
  • Effectively manages prospect identification, qualification/disqualification, cultivation and solicitation practices.
  • Work with College and UDP leadership to develop and enforce fund-raising priorities.
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with the College of Pharmacy leadership, faculty and staff in an effort to educate them on the role of development and to help build relationships with potential donors.
  • Plan, implement and manage a comprehensive development program.
  • Design and implement specific plans of action for a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects.
  • After an initial 3 to 6-month on-boarding period, execute an agreed upon metric of at least 100 current or prospect donor visits and presentation of 15+ major gift proposals per year, with an expectation of $1M+ raised after the initial on-boarding period (with incremental increases after the first year).
  • Participate in the strategic planning of program initiatives.
  • Work to maintain and cultivate relationships with donors and potential donors.
  • Coordinate activities with the central staff at the University of Arizona Foundation as well as development officers in other colleges and centers.
  • Work within all established University of Arizona Foundation guidelines and the University of Arizona Gift policy to establish and maintain necessary internal processes and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Understanding of and interest in issues pertaining to research, drug discovery, and health care.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills to work effectively with donors, volunteers and faculty members.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles and procedures, including individual, foundation and corporate giving; planning giving; and capital campaigns.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and related office equipment.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents and work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated success in a fundraising capacity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of using Microsoft Office Suite products, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to a highly collaborative team environment.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree AND five (5) years' experience of major gift development experience in a higher education, non-profit or health sciences setting, or appropriate transferable skills.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising capacity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fund raising principles and procedures.
  • Travel will be required and occasional overnight stays may be involved.
  • Will be required to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary to cultivate and solicit donor prospects.
  • A valid driver's license with the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Development experience in academic medicine or healthcare setting.
  • Development experience in higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, organizing and managing fund-raising campaigns.
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge fundraising system.
  • Knowledge of higher education, non-profit, or governmental policies and procedures.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $80,000 - $100,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A24274
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Chris Wolf
UDP Talent Acquisition Manager

Open Date 11/05/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/12/2019
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
$80,000 - $100,000 Annually, D
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 years
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