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:

Director of Prospect Research

The Director of Prospect Research manages and participates in the production of prospect research in support of both OU Foundation Advancement leadership, and University of Oklahoma administration. In addition, this position supervises the identification and qualification of prospects for the purpose of major and principal gift solicitation, and sometimes higher-level annual fund solicitation, for all fundraising initiatives throughout the University. Bachelor’s degree, supervisory experience, and 5 years prospect research experience in a fundraising environment.

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.

Gift Specialist

The Gift Specialist performs a wide variety of processes and procedures related to charitable contributions received and processed by the foundation. S/He analyzes gift and pledge information and documentation from various sources and updates donors' records as appropriate. Evaluates and analyzes incoming gifts for type of gift and proper administration path. Associate degree and a minimum of 24 months of experience in a clerical setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Precise attention to detail and excellent follow through is critical. Significant data entry and keyboarding required. This position is part of a gift processing team located in Norman. The target start date is September 1, 2021.

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.

Assistant Director of Donor Relations - Scholarships

Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, this position at the OU Foundation is responsible for working with University partners to facilitate scholarship stewardship. Collaborates with internal team, Advancement, and University staff to ensure scholarship donors are uniformly stewarded. Provides thank you notes, donor impact reports, and donor assistance. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience in development, fund utilization and/or donor relations work, preferably in a university environment.

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 Advancement - OU Norman Campus (Architecture, Education, Engineering Journalism, Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Business, Arts & Sciences, Law)

This Major Gifts Officer 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. 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.

Advancement Officer - OU Norman Campus

This Advancement Officer is part of the OU Foundation’s pooled officer team and will manage a portfolio of major gift donors ($25,000+) to raise funds for the University of Oklahoma. Reporting to the Executive Director for Advancement, this professional works closely with other members of the pooled officer team, fellow OU Foundation colleagues as well as academic leadership on the Norman campus. Goals and areas of focus will be informed by academic unit needs, Presidential priorities, OU Foundation’s goals and University goals. Position is based on Norman, Oklahoma, 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.

Donor Services Specialist - OU Norman Campus

Responsible for providing customer service to University staff – fund sponsors, business managers, and administrators – and assisting and advising Foundation and Advancement staff with fund-related questions and issues. Provides internal team technical expertise for 1) fund agreements and financial information, 2) fund utilization metrics, and 3) IT and gift accounting tools, processes, and procedures. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of compliance reporting related to development, fund research, fund utilization and/or donor relations work, preferably in a university environment.

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.

Director of Advancement– OU Tulsa Campus

The Director of Advancement reports to the Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Tulsa Campus Executive. The Director of Advancement will manage a portfolio of major gift donors ($25,000+) to raise funds for the University and the Tulsa Campus. This professional works closely with fellow OU Foundation colleagues as well as faculty, staff, and administrative leadership on the OU Tulsa, Health Sciences Center and Norman campuses to develop and implement fundraising strategy for the team to meet fundraising goals. Goals and areas of focus for the Director of Advancement will be determined by their assigned unit/team. Goals will be determined annually pursuant to the OU Foundation’s annual fundraising goals and the University’s funding needs and priorities. Office is Tulsa-based.

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 Advancement– 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 3 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 to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Director, Advancement for Major Gifts – OU Health Sciences Center

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Advancement as well as the Executive Director for Major Gifts, design and implement major gift fundraising initiatives that focus on specific strategic program areas. Works with Executive Director for Major Gifts 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 3 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.

Executive Director, Major Gifts – OU Health Sciences Center

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President, responsible for the development, design and implementation of major gift fundraising initiatives that focus on specific strategic program areas at the OU Health Sciences Center including the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health and the Graduate School. Works with the Assistant Vice President on all assigned fundraising initiatives, programs and projects through completion. Will manage major gift officers, with 2 years management preferred. 5 year’s minimum of advanced fundraising experience required, with 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.

Assistant Director, Alumni & Annual Giving, OU Health Sciences Center

The Assistant Director for Alumni & Annual Giving works in coordination with the Director of Alumni & Annual Giving and central University Advancement Services to develop and execute an annual giving program for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center colleges and centers. This includes, but is not limited to alumni events, direct mail, e-solicitations, social media, and the annual giving day fundraising initiative as well as other special campaigns related to annual giving. The OUHSC campus is located in Oklahoma City, OK.

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.

SQL Report Writer/Developer

Using Oracle SQL Developer, the SQL Report Writer/Developer’s primary responsibility is to gather requirements, design and develop reports. Meaningful reports will be based on end users’ needs and precise translation of raw data. Reports will support University sponsored programs and fundraising strategies. Successful candidates will have proficient SQL application skills, and the ability to identify and clarify end users’ needs. Three years or more Report Developer experience using Oracle SQL preferred.

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.

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