Job Openings

The University of Oklahoma Foundation is recruiting fundraisers to support multiple OU Colleges and areas across the Norman, Tulsa, and the Health Sciences Center campuses:

Norman Campus

Broad based Communications Specialist, Norman Campus

Reporting to the Director of Creative Communications, this position is responsible for creating brand-identified broad-based content for multiple audiences. Digital and print communication vehicles include, but are not limited to, website and social media content, donor and beneficiary content to be deployed across content areas, and quarterly newsletters. Works closely with departments and units within the Foundation and across campus. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years’ experience in communications work. University experience a plus. Advanced writing, content management, social media analytics and advanced Adobe Creative Suite required.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Student Engagement Specialist

Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Specialist will work closely with many members of the Alumni and Advancement Services team. This position will advise and oversee the OU Student Alumni Board (SAB). SAB is housed in the office of the Alumni Association and acts as the liaison between the student body and OU graduates. The Student Engagement Specialist will manage the department’s programs related to connecting and expanding programs for current OU students with OU, the OU Alumni community, the Alumni Association, and the OU Foundation. The Specialist will be instrumental in planning and programming SAB events, as well as member retreats and leadership development. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree and 12 months of communications and student programs work, ability to develop social media content and excellent oral and written communications skills.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Alumni Career Networking and Development Specialist

Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Specialist will develop and implement programming for Alumni Networking, Professional Development, Extended Education, and Student/Alumni Mentoring. This position will include support for, and partnership with, college and academic unit teams to develop college and professional/industry-based networking opportunities. It will also focus on the continued development and lead management of the OU Connection (Graduway) platform, OU Alumni LinkedIn Network, Course offerings (in partnership with OU Extended Campus), OU alumni job board and coordinated efforts with Student and Young Alumni engagement, and OU Career Services. Minimum requirements include the ability to create training procedure manuals, guides, and course materials. Must have project and event management experience, a bachelor’s degree and 4 years of program development, career event planning, job placement, training, or related experience.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Software Engineer

This position reports to the Director of Applications Development and Infrastructure, and is responsible for working with current applications, solutions, and reports, as well as new projects.

Duties include:
  • Implement, upgrade, and modify new and existing computer software
  • Create reports and other documents, maintaining alignment with new organizational brand
  • Analyze business problems and propose software development solutions
  • Explore automated options for existing business processes
  • Implement dashboards and alerts
  • Perform software systems testing
  • Communicate with customers and clients to establish ideal software system utilization

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information systems, or related discipline, and at least three years of .NET software development experience required.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Executive Director of Advancement, Norman Campus

The Executive Director of Advancement reports to the Assistance Vice President of Advancement for the Norman campus. Serving on the leadership team for the Norman Campus Advancement organization, this professional will eventually oversee a team of Advancement Directors who plan and implement advancement activities for a specific unit or a variety of colleges and strategic priorities. The Executive Director ensures fundraising activities are aligned with unit priorities and central Advancement shared services (Principal Giving, Planned Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Annual Giving, Advancement Communications, Prospect Research, etc.) to create and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy. This professional works closely with team members to develop and implement the fundraising strategies to meet fundraising goals which align with the goals for the Norman campus and wider University. Traveling regularly, this professional will also maintain a portfolio and meet with prospective donors throughout the United States. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and 10-15 years in a fundraising or advancement role.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Student Job Opportunity – CRIMSON CALLERS

Seeking students interested in working up to 19 hours per week, in an upbeat and growth-oriented work environment, raising money for OU’s philanthropic priorities.

Qualifications:
  • Enrollment as a student at the University of Oklahoma
  • Positive attitude and authentic passion for OU
  • Ability to communicate well and build rapport quickly
  • Articulate command of the English language for phone-based contact with alumni and the public
  • A desire to make a difference for peers

Work hours are scheduled Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Starting pay is $13/hr with incentives.

To learn more about this position, please see this document.

Director of Development - OU Norman Campus (Architecture, Education, Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Business)

Assists in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift donors. Demonstrates ability to solicit gifts in person, advanced composition, project management, ability to build rapport with people quickly, as well as availability for 25% travel, are essential. 4-8 years progressive experience in fundraising, sales, and/or gift planning-related role required. CFRE certification preferred. Reports to the Executive Director of Advancement.

This position could be based in a College on a team or designated to support strategic priorities.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Director of Digital Donor Engagement

The role of the Director of Digital Donor Engagement is to oversee, enhance, and modernize digital media that support broad-based and President’s Associates fundraising activities. The Director is responsible for a structuring and coordinating mix of digital messaging including Giving Day, e-solicitations, social media content, video, and more. Bachelor’s Degree and 24 to 60 months fundraising, sales, gift planning, public relations and/or marketing required. Experience with giving days, digital market testing, web analytics, video production, stewardship, giving societies, and/or social media revenue generation preferred. This position is on Norman campus.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

HSC Campus

Sr. Director of Planned Giving, HSC Campus

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Planned Giving, advance all aspects of a robust and growing planned giving program for the OU Foundation. Provide strategic, comprehensive, and proactive planned giving program that reflects industry best practices and maximizes charitable contributions through appropriate, donor-aligned planned giving vehicles. Through strategic planning and execution, and in consultation with OU Foundation leaders and peers, develop and execute annual and campaign fundraising goals. Increasing awareness and planned giving contribution opportunities. This position involves a full range of donor cultivation duties, including working with other advancement staff to develop planned giving strategies. Goals are set and measured. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree and 8 or more years of fundraising experience, with an emphasis in planned giving, and a record of significant personal achievement in fundraising.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Special Events Manager, Stephenson Cancer Center, HSC Campus

The Special Events Manager for the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Health is responsible for planning, development, and implementation of special events targeted at supporting the Stephenson Cancer Center’s funding needs. Responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding those donors and/or sponsors that partner with the Stephenson Cancer Center through the utilization of fundraising events. Some requirements include a bachelor’s degree, 4-8 years of fundraising experience, demonstrated direct solicitation skills, ability to create and deliver presentations, ability to travel, and ability to analyze and evaluate giving programs. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, 3 years of event planning or fundraising experience, advanced event planning skills, including full proposals, presentation skills and meticulous attention to detail.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Development Officer, College of Medicine, HSC Campus

The Development Officer for the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center reports to the Executive Director of Advancement for the College of Medicine. The Development Officer will manage a portfolio of major gift donors ($25,000+) to raise funds for strategic fundraising priorities for the College of Medicine. This professional works closely with other members of the Health Sciences Development team, the Executive Director, fellow OU Foundation colleagues as well as academic leadership within the College of Medicine and across the Health Sciences Center to develop and implement the fundraising strategy for the team to meet fundraising goals. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, ability to solicit donors directly, ability to travel, data analysis skills, a high level of initiative and problem solving.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Director of Development, College of Medicine, HSC Campus

The Director of Development for the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center reports to the Executive Director of Advancement for the College of Medicine. Plans and executes fundraising strategies to precipitate major and principal gifts that support the strategic priorities for the College of Medicine. Translates OU Health Sciences Center College of Medicine program priorities into action plans and gift opportunities. The Director of Development will manage a portfolio of major gift donors ($25,000+), as well as research, develop, and implement a comprehensive fund development program designed to support the dean in achieving his/her objectives. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, 4-8 years of fundraising experience, demonstrated direct solicitation skills, ability to create and deliver presentations, ability to travel, and ability to analyze and evaluate giving programs.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Development Officer, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, HSC Campus

The Development Officer for the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at OU Health reports to the Director of Advancement for the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and will manage a portfolio of major gift donors ($25,000+) to raise funds for strategic fundraising priorities for the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center. This professional works closely with other members of the Health Sciences Development team, the Director of Advancement, fellow OU Foundation colleagues as well as leadership within the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and across OU Health. Develops and implements the necessary fundraising strategies needed to meet fundraising goals. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, ability to solicit donors directly, ability to travel, data analysis skills, a high level of initiative and problem solving.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Sr. Director of Development– Stephenson Cancer Center

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Advancement as well as the Executive Director of Advancement for the Stephenson Cancer Center, design and implement fundraising initiatives for the Center. Works with Executive Director on all assigned fundraising programs and projects through completion. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, or closely related field and 8 years of fundraising experience with a record of significant personal achievement in fundraising. This position is based in Oklahoma City at the OU Health Sciences Center.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Tulsa Campus

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