Auburn, AL

Development Officer I/II/III (Samuel Ginn College of Engineering), Auburn University

The Organization

Development Officer I/II/III (Samuel Ginn College of Engineering)

 Job Class Code-OA05

 Appointment Status


 Job Summary

The Office of Advancement and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering are seeking candidates for a Development Officer position. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing fundraising activities for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University.

It is an exciting time to join Auburn Advancement which includes Operations and Strategy, Talent and Culture, Engagement, Philanthropy, and Communication. Led by Senior Vice President John Morris, an energetic, experienced, and respected advancement leader, this newly formed organization has a vision to lead and shape the future of advancement. It will embrace purpose, collaboration, innovation, and production as core values. Auburn Advancement is committed to a culture that fosters mutual respect, inclusion, accountability, and professional development. It offers a modern work environment where employees are trusted to realize their full potential and earn their pinnacle career experience.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!

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Essential Functions

·       Identifies potential prospects for cultivations through research, initial contact ratings, peer reviews and other relevant resources.

·       Solicits gifts through person-to-person visits, group presentations, and/or phone contacts.

·       Provides stewardship to include acknowledging and showing gratitude for donating either by letter, phone call, and/or participating in/attending events and function for donors.

·       Updates and informs supervisors and other staff of goal status, new plans and project proposals, and ensures that a cooperative team effort is made to meet goals and objectives.

·       Prepares budget with input provided by Director, reviews and approves financial records, vouchers and acquisitions.

·       Develops reports, records, and programs and analyzes information necessary to plan and complete projects and assignments.

·       May develop campaigns and/or presentation proposals related to funding priorities in order to keep top prospects informed, interested, involved and to meet development goals and objectives.

·       May produce or assists in producing marketing materials to support development efforts.


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

 Field of Study Discipline appropriate to the position

 Years of Experience  2

 Area of Experience Experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, and/or public relations


Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II – Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to position plus 4 years experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, and/or public relations.

Level III – Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to position plus 6 years experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, and/or public relations.

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

The candidate should have demonstrated success in fundraising or engagement activities at a major research university; ability to thrive in a complex, dynamic, demanding environment, and to manage competing priorities; and strong organizational, strategic, analytical, and project management skills.

The candidate should have willingness and availability to travel extensively and to work extended hours, as necessary.

Salary Grade 35

 Salary Range $51,900 – $114,500


Job Category

Development/Alumni Affairs

 EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


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