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:

Creative Services Specialist

Reporting to the Director of Communications and collaborating with the Assistant Director of Creative Services, responsible for providing graphic design, photography and videography support for communications projects on the Norman, HSC and Tulsa campuses. Collaborates with internal team, Advancement and University staff to provide expertise in custom brand management strategies, particularly for website, social media and digital outreach.

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

Broad-based Communications Specialist

Reporting to the Director of Communications and collaborating with the Assistant Director of Broad-Based Communications, the Broad-based Communications Specialist is responsible for creating brand-identified broad-based content for multiple audiences. These print and digital communication vehicles include but are not limited to gift acknowledgments, newsletters, emails, and content for web and social media.

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

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, letter of interest and portfolio/work samples to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Executive Director of Advancement for the Michael F. Price College of Business

The Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma (OU) has experienced significant growth in recent years making it one of the University’s largest colleges with a dedicated alumni constituency. To advance the College’s priorities and ensure success, OU is seeking an accomplished advancement leader to join the team as the Executive Director of Advancement (ED) for Price College.

The ED position is an opportunity for a proven fundraiser and skilled manager to provide strategic vision, leadership, and direction for all advancement activities for the College. A critical member of both the Dean’s and Foundation’s leadership teams, the ED will develop a comprehensive advancement strategy that advances the College’s mission and expands its reach and impact. The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader with proven success in raising major gifts within a complex organization. The ED will be a person of integrity, character, and sound judgment with a commitment to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment.

The Foundation is partnering with Lindauer Global on this search. To learn more or apply, please visit their website or contact Donna Russell, Senior Consultant at drussell@lindaurglobal.com or 617-262-1102.

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, letter of interest and portfolio/work samples 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, letter of interest and portfolio/work samples 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, letter of interest and portfolio/work samples 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, letter of interest and portfolio/work samples 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, letter of interest and portfolio/work samples 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, letter of interest and portfolio/work samples to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

Investment Operations Analyst

The investment team is currently comprised of 4 dedicated professionals and is seeking to add an Operations Analyst to the team. This is an opportunity to learn all aspects of investment operations across multiple asset classes. To be successful in this role, this person must have a high level of professionalism, a strong attentional to detail, exceptional organizational skills, show initiative, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. The Operations Analyst will report to the Operations Manager.

To learn more about this position, please see this document. Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Jamie Vaughn, Investment Operations Manager, at jamievaughn@ou.edu.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. is committed to complying with all applicable federal and state equal employment opportunity laws. We ensure equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 years old or older), sexual orientation, disability or status as a special disabled veteran, as well as any other classifications protected by applicable federal or state laws. Our equal employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, demotions, training, leaves of absence, compensation and benefits.

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