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#97459 Regional Exec Dir of Development (NYC/ DC)

Filing Deadline: Mon 2/4/2019

This position requires permanent remote location in New York City or Washington DC.


The Executive Director-LSE (EDOD-LSE) reports to the Senior Executive Director-Leadership Strategy and Engagement (SEDOD-LSE) is a member of the senior management team for LSE and participates in a core team to provide strategic insight and guidance regarding Regional and Campus Initiatives fundraising programs.

The EDOD-LSE has the primary responsibility to provide leadership and overall program strategy in planning, coordinating and implementing fundraising for assigned areas. In addition, the EDOD-LSE is a principal architect of key fundraising strategies related to campaign goals and partners with the SEDOD and campus leadership on strategic design, tactical implementation, and fundraising for the campaign.

The EDOD-LSE provides strong leadership in strategizing and facilitating opportunities for principal and transformative gift fundraising, carrying a portfolio of top principal gift prospects.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

  • Must be willing and able to travel.


  • Extensive experience in complex, donor-centered institutional major and principal gift level fundraising including the full spectrum of development such as gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.

  • Proven success at raising funds by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institutional and academic goals in higher education and closing principal gifts ($1M+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.

  • Progressive experience in fundraising roles leading to opportunities to lead and manage individuals working in a different program and/disciplinary roles.

  • Demonstrated record of writing proposals for a significant project/gift ($1M+) directed to individuals, foundations, and corporations.

  • Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.

  • Expert knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and/or throughout higher education/healthcare, generally. Expert knowledge of the location, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.

  • Expert knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.

  • Proven 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 experience in hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, and disciplining staff.

  • Strong understanding of the philosophy of quality service and group process, with proven aptitude for working as part of a team; demonstrated leadership and strategic planning including budget planning.

  • Expertise in prospect research and the utilization of on-line databases and their software to distill pertinent information 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.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

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