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+ Voices of Development & Alumni Relations    + DAR Job Opportunities   

Seeking Amazing Talent and Experience

This is an exhilarating time at the University of Delaware, as we launch the most ambitious and most comprehensive fundraising and engagement campaign in the University’s history. At UD, our students and faculty are on the vanguard, pushing boundaries, making discoveries and learning more than ever imaginable.

The efforts of our Development and Alumni Relations team make this all possible. That is why we continue to seek the best and brightest to join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team. Each member of the DAR staff is hardworking, values a deep commitment to excellence, has a spirit of collaboration, is creative, operates with integrity and brings a fresh, energetic approach to philanthropy.

I invite you to learn more about our current job opportunities, below, and I hope you will consider joining our UD family.

Jim Dicker, Vice President, Development & Alumni Relations
Jim Dicker
Vice President, Development & Alumni Relations

Voices of Development & Alumni Relations

Here are a few of our talented team members who are passionate about their role in the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at UD and want to share their story…

Mike Li

Mike Li
Service Coordinator, Systems
& Reporting

“A few years ago, I was the first student worker here and ended up changing my major as a result of my exposure to this team and the work that we do for UD. I continue to learn from the smartest people I know and am guided by a great manager. My days are full of variety where I get to see all aspects of our operation and assist wherever I can. I’ve learned that my time is valuable and I want to be in an environment that is team oriented, quality driven and consistently supports my professional growth.”

Ruth Rosenberg

Ruth Rosenberg
Director of Reunions &
Leadership Annual Giving

“UD’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations has provided me with an opportunity to grow in my career and support my entrepreneurial spirit in allowing me to try new things. I enjoy being part of a team that works collectively for the benefit of others.”

Nathana Jackson

Nathana Jackson
Associate Director, Gift Planning
“The Office of Development & Alumni Relations is a place where I have the ability to impact lives and help in shaping the future of the University of Delaware with the work that I do. My life has been impacted in a positive way by the relationships that I’ve built and the fun people that I work with.”

Zach Corbin

Zach Corbin
Assistant Director, Virtual & Experiential Engagement
“What I most appreciate about DAR is the opportunity to work collaboratively, both within my team and across the unit. The environment here is extremely supportive where I have the autonomy to research best practices, strategize solutions and work on projects that help our organization to achieve the best results.”

Our Culture

We are committed to recruiting the best talent to our campus and then working to ensure that our policies, programs and benefits give our employees compelling reasons to stay. UD understands that you have a life outside of your job. We offer ample vacation and sick days, and a generous holiday schedule. Our Employee Health and Wellness programs offers fitness facilities, classes and wellness resources. We have a flexible benefits program with medical, dental, vision and retirement, which was recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For”.

DAR staff

Current Openings

For more information, please talk to any UD representative or email Kathy Corbitt at All open positions can be found in further detail at

+ Associate Director, Annual Giving – Marketing and Operations »

The Associate Director, Annual Giving – Marketing and Operations will sustain current and create new strategies to influence the team’s overall success resulting in $10 million in cash gifts annually from over 25,000 donors during the campaign. The Associate Director exercises autonomy in researching, evaluating, developing and executing activities and has budgetary authority over program area. Learn more and apply here.

+ Senior Associate Director, Annual Giving Programs »

The Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs will expand upon existing programs and create new opportunities for ongoing financial support from diverse audiences of the University of Delaware. This individual will develop complex program concepts and strategies to acquire, retain and reacquire these audiences as donors. These efforts will result in a deeper understanding of the institution's priorities and its strategic initiatives while garnering long-term commitments to support UD’s mission of teaching, research and public service. Learn more and apply here.

+ Associate Director, Development Communications »

The Associate Director establishes, manages and implements projects to consistently and effectively communicate donor and alumni engagement, cultivation and stewardship messaging through a variety of vehicles with a primary goal of increasing donor giving and alumni engagement at the University of Delaware. The Associate Director works independently and has high-level interaction with the President, senior administration, donors and alumni. Learn more and apply here.

+ Assistant Vice President, Strategic Initiatives »

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Strategic Initiatives will lead and oversee the development activities for key interdisciplinary initiatives at the University of Delaware. The AVP will oversee fundraising for the Biopharmaceutical Initiative, Graduate programs, the Biden Institute and other interdisciplinary initiatives as determined by the President and Provost. Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President of Development, the AVP is responsible for the establishment of fundraising goals for these programs and achievement of these goals. The AVP will build a team of major gift officers to lead the development activities related to these key priorities. The AVP will demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities, have an open, creative problem-solving approach, and strong orientation toward teams with an understanding of using metrics to motivate and track good work and program progress. The AVP must have expertise in strategic talent management and possess successful leadership experience in a campaign setting. Learn more and apply here.

+ Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations »

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will work to establish new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships within the corporate and foundation sector that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the University. He/she will provide the expertise to advance the University’s interests by identifying sources of support and communicating those to potential funders by working closely with deans, faculty and staff to develop an extensive knowledge-base in the areas of academic research and programs. Learn more and apply here.