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:

Software Engineer – 6-Month Contract, Norman Campus

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

This is a full-time, six- month contract position with the possibility of becoming a direct hire if candidate satisfactorily meets or exceeds the expectations of management.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Sr. 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.

Interested candidates can forward their resumé and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sharon, HR Director, at jobs@oufoundation.org.

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