Associate Director of Development

Posted on 12/10/2019

Associate Director of Development
Gilcrease Museum/University Advancement & Alumni Engagement – Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Associate Director of Development will report to the Senior Director of Development and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors and prospects for the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art (Gilcrease Museum) with an emphasis on expanding the museum’s base of support by identifying of new prospects and creating increased giving opportunities for existing donors.

In conjunction with the Senior Director of Development:

  • Develops an annual solicitation strategy for a defined portfolio of donors and prospects
  • Actively manages a local, regional and national portfolio of around 100 individual, corporate and foundation prospects
  • Designs, implements, and manages a comprehensive, proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing individual, corporate and foundation relationships by directing and coordinating activities related to obtaining broader levels of support
  • Maintains a minimum of five visits per week with portfolio prospects
  • Manages expanding corporate fundraising program, identifying and soliciting new prospects; works with staff on related cultivation and stewardship activities
  • As directed by supervisor, performs significant grant writing and proposal development (including budget development) and manages stewardship reports
  • Researches new funding possibilities from individuals, corporations, foundations, government and other grant making entities
  • Supports and assists the Senior Director of Development in the execution of the museum’s $50 million comprehensive fundraising campaign
  • In consultation with the Senior Director of Development and the Executive Director, formulates and implements annual and long-range strategies associated with the museum’s strategic plan
  • As directed, provides assistance to members of the Gilcrease National Advisory Board involved in fundraising activities
  • Liaisons with other museum departments as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in Arts Management, Communication, Business, Marketing or a related field; minimum four years of experience in fundraising; strong interpersonal and communication (written/verbal) skills; proven managerial and leadership skills; ability to work independently and within a team environment; ability to handle multiple tasks and swiftly identify and solve problems; flexible, outgoing and energetic; enthusiasm for the arts; proficient in PC or Mac software applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook; ability to work nights and weekends as required

Master’s Degree from an accredited university or college in Arts Management, Communication, Business, Marketing or a related field; proven experience with planned giving vehicles; familiarity with museum/arts fundraising activities, higher education operations and specifically fundraising practices

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or submit online at The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.