Development Officer


The Development Officer will assist in achieving the Foundation’s fundraising and development goals; working in conjunction with the entire development and advancement staff. The Development Officer will manage a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects and identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new and existing donors and friends who are capable of making gifts of $10,000 or more. The Development Officer will create and implement a comprehensive and proactive development plan to expand and enhance gifting through the successful cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects. Frequent travel and prospect coordination will be necessary to ensure success in fundraising at UW-Platteville Foundation.



  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. Demonstrate commitment to accountability, measured outcomes and a results-oriented culture;
  3. Must have strong and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  4. Must be able to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment;
  5. Ability to travel frequently; occasional weekend and evening work is required;
  6. Must have the ability to use Microsoft Office products;
  7. Must be able to maintain confidentiality;
  8. Attention to detail is essential along with resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills;
  9. Must be able to work independently and with others from various backgrounds.     


  1. At least one or more years of experience in development or advancement, preferably in a higher education setting;
  2. Proven track record of success in fundraising of $10,000 and greater;
  3. Familiarity with donor tracking systems.


Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. UW-Platteville Foundation offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental, vision and retirement.



Application Procedure

Qualified applicants are required to electronically submit:

  1. A letter of application addressing each of the qualifications required for the position,
  2. A current resume,
  3. A list of three references (name, address and telephone number),
  4. A separate statement demonstrating experience in working with or commitment to issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization.

All applications are due electronically. 

Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Kim Govier,
Development Officer Search and Screen 
(mailto: carlk[at]uwplatt[dot]edu)

The UW-Platteville Foundation, Inc. is an AA/EEO Employer.  The names of nominees and applications who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.

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Development and Alumni Engagement

tel: 608.342.1181 | 1.800.897.2586
fax: 608.342.1196

1500 Ullsvik Hall
1 University Plaza | Platteville, WI 53818

hours: 7:45 a.m.—4:15 p.m., M—F

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