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Development Associate I

Company: OU - Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy
Date Posted: April 20, 2017

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Work Schedule: 8am - 5pm, Monday thru Friday with some weekend hosting of alumni
Salary Range: $47,500 - $55,000
Benefits Provided: Yes


-- Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Director of Development in the Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy (MCEE), the Director of Annual Giving will have the responsibility for designing, implementing and managing a comprehensive annual giving program for the college. The principal focus for this role will be growth of new annual donors to the college and retention of current annual donors. This position will work closely with the leadership of the college, schools, University Development and external stakeholders to secure the necessary private support to enhance OU's reputation as an internationally recognized leader in earth sciences and engineering, energy education and research. Performance metrics for the position are as follows: 1) working knowledge of OU development environment, MCEE educational offerings and MCEE development priorities within 60 days of employment; 2)Begin securing one-on-one meetings with MCEE donors and prospects within 60-90 days of employment; 3) Complete 8 one-on-one meetings and at least 6 one-on-one solicitations per month between 90-180 days; 4) Complete 16 one-on-one meetings and at least 12 solicitations per month beyond 180 days of employment.



Required Education: Bachelor Degree OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:

  • 0 - 24 months fund-raising, sales, gift planning, public relations and/or marketing.


  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively via email, telephone and mail.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service excellence. 
  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills to lead and/or coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to set priorities for self and others, to meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform detail-oriented task, analyze needs and develop action plans, and coordinate with appropriate personnel as required.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and innovation coupled with an ability to take initiative and be self-directed.
  • Demonstrated technology proficiency and capabilities working with personal computers and software, the Web, social media, and relevant information technology applications.


  • Valid driver's license for hosting donors & supporting special events.

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to engage in repetitive motions, and communicate.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Experience in higher education fund raising is desirable. Sales, gift planning, public relations, and/or marketing
  • Experience with the University of Oklahoma system, as a graduate or employee
  • Internship experience in fundraising or non-profits

Supervision: No Supervisory Duties

Special Instructions:
If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit
Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon background check, Hiring contingent upon driver's license check

Job Posting

: Apr 20, 2017

Unposting Date

: Ongoing