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Native Americans in Philanthropy is dedicated to increasing and nurturing Indigenous representation in the philanthropic sector. With that in mind, the opportunities on our Job Board fit one of the following criteria:    

  1. The position is within a philanthropic or nonprofit organization 
  2. The position itself is philanthropic in nature and/or focuses on roles essential to or valued by the philanthropic sector i.e. fundraising, grantmaking, gift processing or development, donor relations, nonprofit management and/or administration, social justice, equity, conservation, etc.  

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NOTE: Positions marked as "Featured" are either Native-focused roles or based at organizations focused on Native communities.

Director of Development

University of Wyoming Foundation Wyoming $65,000-$80,000
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details

JOB PURPOSE: The Major Gift Officer (working title of Director of Development), shall serve as a senior development professional for the UW Foundation with a primary focus on securing planned and major gifts ($25,000+) in support of the University of Wyoming.



  1. Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward planned and major gift ($25,000+) donors and donor prospects for the benefit of University of Wyoming.
  2. Develop high trust relationships with donors, donor prospects, campus partners, UW alumni, and friends.
  3. Participate as a key team member in a centralized development structure and play a critical role in building a collaborative, team-oriented environment among university leadership, faculty, and staff.
  4. Serve as the liaison between the UW Foundation and various campus units.
  5. Meet annual individual fundraising goals in addition to other performance goals – including face to face visits, substantive donor contacts, and the submission and closing of both major and planned gift proposals.
  6. Work closely with UW Foundation staff, deans, directors, department heads, faculty members, and athletic department staff, in the planning and identification of planned and major gift fundraising initiatives and opportunities.
  7. Align donor interests with UW programs and initiatives.
  8. Appropriately and proactively steward donors.
  9. Artfully ask for the right gift, at the right time, in the right manner.
  10. Actively participate in campus advisory board meetings and other college/unit activities. Participate in UW external relations events and activities as appropriate.
  11. Actively participate in UW’s prospect management/proposal-tracking program to maintain accurate prospect information and ensure appropriate cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts.
  12. Collaborate with colleagues in discussing prospects, coordinating solicitations, and creating materials in support of college/unit fundraising efforts.
  13. Manage a portfolio of 100-150 donors and donor prospects.
  14. Travel a minimum of 30% of work schedule.



  1. Other duties as assigned.



  1. Service Orientation
  2. Oral Communication Skills
  3. Meeting Facilitation
  4. Written Communication Skills
  5. Collaboration
  6. Quality Orientation
  7. Teamwork


REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY: This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.



Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience: 2-3 years of work-related experience

Required licensure, certification, registrations, or other requirements: None.



  1. Experience with non-profits and/or higher education.
  2. Communication skills with an ability to write and speak persuasively about the role of philanthropy in higher education.
  3. Experience in development/philanthropy.
  4. Experience in successfully soliciting and securing planned and major gifts ($25K and larger).
  5. Master's, Doctoral, or professional degree.



Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.



UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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