Senior Development Director, Principal Gifts

University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah seeks a Senior Development Director, Principal Gifts to identify and solicit major and principal gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

The Senior Development Director will drive fundraising initiatives and secure seven-figure or higher gifts. In the first one to two years, the Senior Development Director will act as lead fundraiser to develop and implement fundraising strategies for the Discovery and Innovation Building. The Senior Development Director will support principal gift efforts across the University and maintain a portfolio of prospects and donors.

With a motto of Imagine, then Do, the University of Utah encourages learners to be active participants in the educational process and to believe all things are possible. University Advancement bases its work on donor-centric and collaborative principles and provides services to development professionals across campus. University of Utah Health is an advanced health system. The collaborative legacy of Utah Health drives its trajectory forward as an innovative healthcare organization. The University of Utah School of Medicine is the flagship medical education institution in the Intermountain West, with a legacy of exceptional training and research for generations of health professionals.

“I believe in a creative outlook, curiosity, building trust, and treating people with dignity. Every member of the Principal and Major Gift Team has these qualities, and I’m fortunate to work with such dedicated people.

It is important to celebrate diversity by striving to make the campus a welcoming, inclusive, and anti-racist environment. As part of University Advancement, we are committed to fostering and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We believe that the strength and viability of the University will stem from its EDI practices. I encourage applications from underrepresented groups and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to the team.

I hope you will consider joining and contributing to the exciting work we are doing.”
— Dhiraj Chand, Deputy Chief Philanthropy Officer, Principal Gifts

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.