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#104444 Sr Director of Development - Cardiovascular Inst

Filing Deadline: Fri 4/17/2020


Under the direction of Health Sciences Advancement Leadership, the Senior Director of Development - Cardiovascular Institute (SDOD-CVI), Health Sciences Advancement will be responsible for securing major gifts ($250,000 - $1M+) for Health Sciences. The SDOD-CVI is responsible for managing a prospect/donor portfolio in various stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Special emphasis will be placed on the oversight of at least one of the key strategic initiatives for Health Sciences in the upcoming UC San Diego campaign. The SDOD-CVI will manage this key initiative by assessing the overall fundraising potential of the area; creating a comprehensive, long-term development plan for the area; building strong relationships with all faculty, especially key faculty leaders; and providing updates and information to Health Sciences Advancement’s Senior Leadership Team.

In this role, you will work collaboratively with other Health Sciences Advancement Gift Officers, and with members of Health Sciences Advancement units including Affiliated Organizations and Events, Annual and Special Giving, and the Principal Gifts Program. The SDOD-CVI will also work collaboratively with Development Officers within University Development, as well as with members of Advancement Operations and Campaign’s Corporate and Foundation Relations, Regional Program, CVI Directors Council, and the Office of Gift Planning.

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.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.


  • Demonstrated success at raising major gifts by developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans for gifts of $250,000+ from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.

  • Proven record of writing proposals for significant projects, gifts (250,000+) directed to individuals, foundations, and corporations.

  • Expert written and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Expert skills in making persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.

  • Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, high-level boards, support groups, and administration.

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

  • Expert organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Expert project/program management skills, including skills in setting and meeting program/project goals and objectives within budget and time constraints.

  • Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence with colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters as they relate to sensitive donor relations issues.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational, managerial/mentoring and leadership skills with the ability to lead by example and encourage collaborative efforts.

  • Experience in developing budgets and using financial information for comprehensive budgetary reports. Experience projecting budgetary needs.


  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be 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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