This position is being managed by Aspen Leadership Group.
Candidates must complete the following two steps to apply for this position:
Step One: Please apply using the UC San Diego Online Application by clicking Apply Now located on the top right corner of this page.
Step Two: Go to the Aspen Leadership website at [https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/661) and submit your resume for consideration.
At the University of California San Diego, challenging convention is our most cherished tradition. Since its inception, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren’t afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. In our short history, through sheer determination and a relentless pursuit for groundbreaking discovery, UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked UC San Diego as the top public university for positive impact on the nation.
Launched publicly in March 2017, the Campaign for UC San Diego is the most ambitious fundraising effort in our history: a $2 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign to transform the student experience, our campus, and ultimately the world. Thanks to the generous support of 135,000 of our friends, we have surpassed our ambitious goal of raising $2 billion for the Campaign for UC San Diego, making us the youngest US university to have ever reached a multi-billion-dollar milestone. Our supporters have created a powerful community that is driving our momentum and will propel fundraising efforts through the planned campaign conclusion in 2022. This incredible energy will have an enduring impact on our campus and our world. And we are just getting started.
UC San Diego Advancement’s University Development department is the frontline-fundraising team responsible for supporting General Campus and Scripps Institution of Oceanography leadership in securing philanthropic resources that advance opportunity for their students, faculty and initiatives. We recognize the crucial role development professionals play in identifying, engaging, cultivating and stewarding the philanthropic partners capable of assuring this university’s brightest future. Our leadership works tenaciously to seek out development professionals at all stages of their careers who evince the passion and integrity representative of our university’s character. Once part of the University Development team, colleagues are celebrated for their accomplishments and offered the support necessary to identify and realize ambitious goals. We place a premium on collaboration and shared endeavor, recognizing that true philanthropic success is measured best by the long-term advancement of UC San Diego and the impact of its work.
The Director of Development works to represent fundraising priorities for UC San Diego’s General Campus.
Under the leadership of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Senior Executive Director of Development for University Development and reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Arts & Humanities, the Director of Development is a frontline fundraiser, responsible for leading major gift strategies from identification through stewardship. Directors of Development manage an individual portfolio of prospects capable of giving gifts in excess of $100,000. Directors are responsible for having a comprehensive understanding of university priorities, regularly meeting with prospects and donors (with a focus on face-to-face visits), regularly meeting with development colleagues and academic leaders, preparing briefing materials and gift proposals, attending events and staffing and/or supervising projects as assigned.
This position’s focus will be on philanthropic priorities for the Division of Arts & Humanities. The successful candidate will approach their role with a sense of donor-centeredness, collaboration and transparency. They will have strong communications skills and be willing to serve as role models to other professional and support staff. High integrity, collaboration, strong self-motivation, innovation, flexibility and passion are all valued qualities on the University Development team. Additionally, successful candidates will have a proven ability to build long-term relationships while also consistently meeting fundraising goals. As our program is complex and in a phase of rapid innovation, the ability to adapt to quickly changing environments is key.
The University of California takes a proactive approach to cultivating a welcoming environment for all - because excellence is only attainable when everyone is included, respected, and empowered. We are committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment.
Demonstrated success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution and academic goals in higher education and closing gifts ($100,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
Proven record of writing proposals for a significant project/gift ($100,000+) directed to individual and foundations/corporations.
Proven success as a development officer in a highly sophisticated donor-centered fundraising environment as a direct-line fundraiser with five years or more of experience.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement persuasive cultivation ideas and techniques and provide critical analysis, using sound judgment with realistic expectations for prospects and donors.
Demonstrated expertise to utilize on-line databases and other software to create, retrieve, and compile up-to-the-minute documents and historical information for reports.
Knowledge of principles and practices of developing and utilizing volunteer leadership and organizing and maintaining volunteer support organizations.
Demonstrated understanding of the philosophy of quality service and the group process, with proven aptitude for working as part of a team; demonstrated leadership and strategic planning including budget planning.
Proven administrative ability to provide lead direction to staff and volunteers in accomplishing established goals and objectives and maintain office activities with respect to established procedures and guidelines.
- Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.