Full Time; Career Salary commensurate with 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.
Recognized as an outstanding public research university, the University of California Santa Cruz is committed to bold and progressive inquiry in research, innovative teaching in both graduate and undergraduate education, and engaged public service that benefits our communities and the planet. Our campus has been ranked amongst the top institutions in the world for its research impact. At UC Santa Cruz, diversity is an integral part of our mission to teach, discover, and serve. UC Santa Cruz researchers were the first to map the human genome and make it publicly available, and they were key contributors to the momentous discovery of the Higgs Boson.
Situated on 2,000 acres among the redwoods and overlooking the Monterey Bay, the campus serves nearly 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The campus is located just 30 miles from San Jose, the southern hub of Silicon Valley.
University Relations builds enduring relationships, resources, and understanding that enable UC Santa Cruz to provide educational opportunities, create knowledge, and transform lives. University Relations 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.
The campus seeks an experienced, highly motivated fundraising professional to serve as Director of Development. Under the direction of the Director of Major Gifts and in consultation with the Divisional Dean, the Director of Development plans strategically, develops, coordinates, and implements a major donor fund-raising program to secure and increase philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the academic priorities of the division and campus as determined by the Divisional Dean and the Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Philanthropy.
The Director's major responsibilities will include managing the university's relationship with current divisional donors and prospective donors who give or are capable of giving at the $100,000 level or above. The Director will prepare a strategic plan to develop and implement all components of a major gifts program with specific emphasis on initiating a plan for divisional development to identify and qualify new prospects for the current comprehensive campaign.
The Director will design and implement comprehensive strategies to identify, cultivate, and steward high and medium capacity individuals, build engagement of these individuals with the division, create gift opportunities based on divisional priorities, formulate and coordinate fundraising strategies, and determine appropriate stewardship plans for significant donors.
The Director will involve the trustees, other high-level volunteers, and academic leaders in connecting these donors to the division to deepen their interest and involvement. The Director will work with the Director of Major Gifts to develop and implement donor strategy.
The Director will supervise development staff, which could include Associate and/or Assistant Directors of Development and the Development Administrative Assistant.
JOB SEEKERS PLEASE NOTE:
This is an on-going recruitment and will be posted for an extended period of time for the purpose of filling multiple vacancies with various hire dates.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON AN ON-GOING BASIS. Interviews will be conducted and individuals hired throughout the time this job is posted, as positions become available.
For full consideration for an interview, applicants will be asked to submit a short writing sample that demonstrates writing competency and fund-raising know-how. This writing sample, along with the cover letter, resume, and application, will be used to assess the quality and strength of an applicant's writing abilities for the purpose of the interview selection.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in the design and implementation of complex development programs, emphasizing the identification, cultivation and securing of major philanthropic commitments from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Demonstrated experience in the personal solicitation of major gifts from individuals.
Knowledge of the full spectrum of development practice, 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 fund-raising projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with the Dean, faculty, administrators, community leaders, volunteers, donors, and other staff including people of differing temperaments, socioeconomic backgrounds and political/ethical philosophies.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 06-03-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (https://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more 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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