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#88859 Sr Director of Development, Health Sciences Adv

Initial Review Date: Mon 10/16/2017


Under the direction of Health Sciences Advancement Leadership, the Senior Director of Development, Health Sciences Advancement will be responsible for securing major gifts ($100,000 - $1M+) for Health Sciences. The Senior Director of Development, Health Sciences Advancement (SDOD-HSA) 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-HSA 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. The SDOD-HSA will collaborate closely with colleagues in both Health Sciences and Advancement Operations and Campaign and will serve on additional committees and task forces as requested by Health Sciences Leadership.

Additionally, the SDOD-HSA will be required to increase fundraising dollars and donors over a 5 year period by developing major and principal gift opportunities consistent with campaign priorities and in line with UC San Diego policies. The SDOD-HSA will have other development responsibilities as they relate to the total University Development Program and Campaign initiatives.

Incumbent 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-HSA 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, and the Office of Gift Planning.


  • Demonstrated experience in institutional fundraising or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated success at raising major gifts 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, high level boards, support groups and administration.

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

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

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team-building skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, faculty, donors, volunteers, and university officials, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, collaboration, professionalism, and discretion.

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

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


  • Background check is required.

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Health Sciences Advancement
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri