Job Opportunities at DAR
DAR Jobs

+ 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

+ Senior Director of Development, Lerner College of Business and Economics »

The Senior Director of Development works in partnership with the Dean in securing individual major gifts of $100,000 in support of the College’s strategic goals and will manage a team of three (two major gift officers and an administrative assistant). The preferred candidate will have significant individual major gift fundraising experience as well as demonstrated management success in leading development teams.Learn more and apply here.

+ Associate Director, Digital Communications »

This exciting new role within DAR will lead a comprehensive digital marketing strategy by conceptualizing, guiding, executing and analyzing various projects in support of the campaign and organizational priorities. The Associate Director will evaluate and recommend a comprehensive plan for blast emails, website presence, social media marketing and more. This position will work collaboratively with all areas of DAR in addition to the Office of Communications and Marketing at the University of Delaware. This position supports the overall efforts of DAR Communications, but is primarily responsible for those priorities related to digital communications and marketing. Learn more and apply here.

+ 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 Director of Development, College of Engineering »

Serving as the College of Engineering’s lead principal and major gift officer, the Senior Director of Development works in partnership with the Dean in securing individual major gifts in support of the College’s strategic plan and manages a team of four (two major gift officers, an assistant director of donor relations, and an administrative assistant). In support of the bold presidential vision, in which the College of Engineering will play a crucial role, the College is preparing to embark on an ambitious, multiyear strategic growth plan that will transform its education, research and entrepreneurship landscape. Learn more and apply here.

+ Associate Director of Development, Lerner College of Business and Economics »

The Associate Director of Development is responsible for major gift fundraising for the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors for the College. The major emphasis of the position is the solicitation of gifts of $50,000 or more from individuals. The Associate Director reports to the Senior Director of Development for the College and is accountable to the Dean for the accomplishment of fundraising goals for the College. Learn more and apply here.