Associate Development Officer – Stout University Foundation


Associate Development Officer – Stout University Foundation


The Associate Development Officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts—both current and deferred—to the colleges, departments, and programs of UW-Stout.  The position complements the development efforts of the Chancellor and Deans and works closely with college faculty and staff, as well as the Board of Directors and staff of the Stout University Foundation.  The Associate Development Officer will work primarily with alumni and friends to determine their philanthropic interests and goals, and effectively close gifts in support of university, collegiate, and program fundraising priorities. The position will actively seek support for specific areas of the university, including designated colleges, schools and programs. 


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • 0-2 years of professional experience in fundraising, business, financial services, sales or other relevant career experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships and engage alumni, constituents and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Basic knowledge of fundraising principles and methods and/or strong desire to seek financial support for UW-Stout.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with the ability to use database, spreadsheet, word processing and specialized software applications.
  • Extensive travel is required as well as ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.


  • Two plus (2+) years of higher education fundraising, donor relations or related nonprofit experience.
  • Experience with and knowledge of UW-Stout and university programs.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.


A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves approximately 9,300 students in 20 graduate and 40 undergraduate programs. UW-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service. 

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the Chippewa Valley region visit:


As an equal employment opportunity & affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

It is the policy of UW Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below.  Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

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Access the UW-Stout Jobs Portal at: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest describing how they meet the qualifications; resume; and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three current references. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be submitted online by November 6, 2014. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please note: Once you have submitted your application and attached materials you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

For questions, please contact:

Shanna Hoffman, Search Coordinator
(715) 232-1151