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University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Posted on Friday, January 5, 2024


Regional Giving Specialist

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks a Regional Giving Specialist in the Office of Advancement. This position will develop and implement strategies to ensure the success of a regional giving program with alumni, parents/family, and friends with an emphasis on alumni engagement and mid-level giving as an integral component of the University’s overall institutional advancement program. The Regional Giving Specialist will deliver strategic outreach efforts to alumni, parents/families of alumni and current students, and friends of the University and work closely with other units to develop unique opportunities for engagement leading to targeted solicitations to benefit the University.

This position will work closely with members of the University Development Office and other University personnel to translate the University’s mission and goals into measurable achievements in engagement, fundraising, and the overall general advancement of UAB. This position will report to the Director of Development for Regional Giving. This position is hybrid-eligible after the probationary period.


  • Develop a comprehensive giving program focused on securing Mid-Level gifts ($5,000-$24,999) by maximizing relationships with alumni, parents, and friends
  • Conduct outreach efforts and travel to make assessment and cultivation/solicitation visits to constituents and document the results of those discussions in the relationship/database management system
  • Where appropriate, arrange for meetings between these constituents and University Leadership
  • Implement best practices to engage alumni in lifelong progressive relationships with the University
  • Promote a comprehensive understanding of the University’s mission, goals, and priorities and secure support for these initiatives
  • Identify, recruit, and cultivate volunteers to enhance alumni and donor engagement opportunities through small events and volunteer-hosted gatherings within a geographical region
  • Work with other members of the University Advancement Services staff to ensure that potential gift prospects are properly researched and assigned, that all solicitations are coordinated and completed and that donors receive appropriate acknowledgments and recognition
  • Where appropriate, transition prospects to the appropriate development officer for major gift cultivation and solicitation
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Salary Range: $47,665-$60,000

UAB Benefits:

UAB offers a robust state-funded pension plan through the Alabama Teacher's Retirement System as well as additional Retirement System of Alabama (RSA) benefits. We also provide educational assistance for employees and their families, parental leave, and exclusive discounts on tickets for various cultural and entertainment events. Visit UAB’s Benefits webpage at Benefits & Wellbeing for UAB Employees for a comprehensive list of eligible Benefits.



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and two (2) years of fundraising or related experience required. Higher education experience is preferred
  • Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement
  • The position is a full-time, on-site position

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to work within a CRM
  • Basic knowledge of fundraising techniques (qualifying, asks, objections, messaging)
  • Confidence to solicit prospects for entry to mid-level gifts
  • Portfolio development skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Writing skills/techniques (entry-level prospect proposals)
  • Presentation skills
  • Networking/relationship building
  • Project management skills
  • Social media marketing
  • Event planning skills

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Professional & Managerial


: 180000000 Office of VP for UAB Advancement

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Remote/Hybrid Eligible