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#89362 Director of Development, Health Sciences Adv

Filing Deadline: Mon 1/29/2018


Under the direction of Health Sciences Leadership, the Director of Development, Health Sciences Advancement (DOD-HSA) will be responsible for securing major gifts ($100,000 and above) for priorities identified by Health Sciences leadership. The DOD-HSA will be responsible for managing a prospect/donor portfolio in various stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and implementing strategies for successful solicitations and building strategic relationships with academic and medical center faculty and staff. The DOD-HSA will collaborate closely with colleagues in both Health Sciences Advancement and University Development and will serve on additional committees and task forces as requested by Health Sciences Leadership.

Health Sciences Advancement works in a centralized, collaborative team environment with consistent coaching and feedback. The ideal candidate will be a consummate professional and will thrive in a fast-paced campaign, results-driven fundraising environment. The candidate will have strong work ethic and a successful track record of building and growing fundraising programs and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and community partners.

UC San Diego Health Sciences stands at the forefront of this new age of medicine and health care. As the only academic health system in the San Diego region, we are uniquely positioned to lead this journey. In partnership with members of our community, our development team is poised to play a pivotal role in transforming health care locally and globally. We have the potential to do just that. UC San Diego Health Sciences has imagined the future of medicine – and Health Sciences Advancement is critical to helping realize this vision.


  • Extensive experience in institutional fundraising or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated success at raising funds by developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans for gifts of $100,000+ from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.

  • Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.

  • Proven success as development officer in a highly sophisticated donor-centered fundraising environment as a direct-line fundraiser.

  • Proven record of writing proposals for significant projects, gifts ($100,000+) directed to individuals, foundations, and corporations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various sources.

  • Demonstrated expertise using on-line databases and other software to create, retrieve, and compile up-to the- minute documents and historical information for proposal reports and analysis.

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in an academic environment.


  • Background check is required.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri