Full-Time; Career Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UC Santa Cruz strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
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 UC Santa Cruz 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 fundraising 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, 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 position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
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.
Applicants interested in this position (Director of Development-job number 1908817) are encouraged to consider applying to the Associate Director of Development, job number 1808816.
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.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 06-27-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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