Senior Director of Development University of California, Santa Cruz Philanthropy
JOB #: 1606870
FULL TIME; CAREER Salary commensurate w/qualifications and experience
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Known as an outstanding public research university, the University of California Santa Cruz is committed to undergraduate education with progressive, bold, and fearless inquiry in teaching and public serve that benefits both the individual and the planet. Situated on 2,000 acres among the redwoods and overlooking the Monterey Bay, the campus serves nearly 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
University Relations (UR) builds enduring relationships, resources, and understanding that enable UC Santa Cruz to provide educational opportunities, create knowledge, and transform lives. UR works closely with internal and external constituencies of the campus including trustees of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation, the Alumni Council, and members of other key constituencies.
University Relations provides leadership, strategic planning, and central services in the areas of alumni, donor and parent relations and outreach, fundraising, government relations, communications, marketing, media relations, public events and publications (electronic and print), and campus Web development. In addition, University Relations provides support for the UC Santa Cruz Foundation and the UCSC Alumni Associations, both separate, not-for-profit corporations in the state of California.
UC Santa Cruz publicly launched its first comprehensive fundraising campaign in October 2013. With key initiatives in the student experience, genomics, data science, coastal sustainability, and the convergences of the arts and sciences, the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz has already garnered commitments of $250 million toward a goal of $300 million. UC Santa Cruz celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, adding excitement and momentum to its fundraising efforts.
The campus seeks an experienced, highly motivated fundraising professional to serve as Senior Director of Development.
Under the general direction of the Director of Major Gifts and in consultation with Academic Leadership, the Senior Director of Development serves in a lead role to plan strategically, develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate a major donor fund-raising program to secure and increase philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the initiative/divisional priorities as determined by the Academic Leader and the Associate Vice Chancellor, Philanthropy.
The Senior Director's major responsibilities will include managing the university's relationship with current donors and prospective donors who give or are capable of giving at the $250,000 level or above. The Senior Director will prepare a strategic plan to develop and implement all components of a major gifts program with specific emphasis on initiating a plan to identify and qualify new prospects.
The Senior Director will design and implement comprehensive strategies to identify, cultivate, and steward the highest capacity individuals, build engagement of these individuals, create gift opportunities based on initiative/divisional priorities, formulate and coordinate fundraising strategies, and determine appropriate stewardship plans for significant donors.
The Senior Director will involve the trustees, other high-level volunteers, and academic leaders in connecting these donors to deepen their interest and involvement. The Senior Director will consult with the Director of Major Gifts to develop and implement donor strategy.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Eight or more years of substantial and progressively responsible experience in the design and implementation of complex development programs, emphasizing successful identification, cultivation, and securing of annual and major philanthropic commitments from individuals, corporations, and foundations, or other comparable business development and/or sales and marketing programs.
Demonstrated success in the personal solicitation of major and principal gifts from individuals.
Sound knowledge of the full spectrum of development principles and activities including gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, administration, working with high-level volunteer committees, and the ability to apply this knowledge creatively to specific fundraising projects.
An affinity for the division and a familiarity with the terminology associated with the discipline.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 01-04-2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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