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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 10-11-2021
Dept Marketing Statement University Relations supports the teaching, research, and public service of UC Santa Cruz by building community, engaging ambassadors and strengthening institutional advocacy. We raise UC Santa Cruz's reputation through promoting the good work of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. We raise private philanthropic resources to support the mission and advancement of the university.
We are a welcoming group of ambitious and creative professionals pursuing our mission in support of the university's overarching purpose. We take our work seriously because we care. The University Relations culture is lively and dynamic; we value collaboration; and our staff are resourceful, enthusiastic, and hard-working.
The division is a fun, friendly, and open place, and our colleagues are supportive of and positive about each other's goals and aspirations. We often jump in to help where needed, rolling up our sleeves to get the job done. We dare to approach challenges as opportunities. We seek creative ways to overcome obstacles, at times with limited resources, while keeping our eye on the objective: helping students achieve their goals, providing crucial public service, and advancing life-changing research and discovery.
We hope you are inspired by what we do and are excited to contribute to our mission. We are looking for candidates who do great work, and we hope they come from a number of different backgrounds and experiences. We aspire to build an increasingly diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every qualification for the position but possess transferable skills and experiences.
The AVC reports to the Vice Chancellor for University Relations. In daily activities, the incumbent also works closely with the Chancellor, EVC/Campus Provost, Foundation leadership and key volunteers and donors, deans, other senior University Relations personnel, UC Santa Cruz administrators, and staff in the UC Office of the President. The AVC is a member of the University Relations leadership team, which includes senior staff for units responsible for broad-based constituency programs, public affairs and communications, government relations, and finance and administration who work together on an integrated approach to achieving short- and long-term development and University Relations' goals. In advancing fund-raising efforts for the campus, the AVC works closely with the trustees of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation, supporters of the University, community representatives and business leaders, and other volunteers.
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Development has a pivotal leadership role working at the highest levels internally and externally to generate philanthropic support for the campus, to cultivate long-term donor relationships, to assure gifts are applied as intended, and to conform all practices to the highest standards of ethical and financial compliance. The AVC is the principal strategist for leadership and major gifts fund-raising and sets high standards of performance measurements to achieve campus goals and develop a highly effective and productive development team.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Development is charged with implementing high level, personalized cultivation and solicitation programs to strengthen and advance vital campus initiatives and campaigns.
Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for University Relations and participating as a key member of the Vice Chancellor's management team, the Associate Vice Chancellor's (AVC) scope of responsibilities will include the following:
Leading and strategically planning, managing and implementing UC Santa Cruz comprehensive campaign.
Collaborating with accomplished fund-raising professionals to build an effective development team.
Oversight and management of leadership gifts, divisional development initiatives and special fund-raising campaigns.
Management and implementation of central development functions including: major and planned gifts and campaign planning and implementation.
Preparing short and long-term business and fund-raising plans.
Serves as the senior fund-raising professional for the campus, responsible for directing a proactive and successful fund-raising operation.
Serve as vice president of the UCSC Foundation.
50% - Specific Responsibilities
Lead strategic planning process for fund-raising campaigns for the campus. Work with campus leadership and development staff in the evaluation of campaign-readiness, development of volunteer leadership, and case for support.
Work with the Chancellor, Senior Management Group, other key administrative and academic leadership and directors of development to set fund-raising priorities and direct processes to accomplish major and leadership gifts goals.
Provide leadership and guidance to Directors of Development to formulate effective Divisional fund-raising strategies and objectives necessary to accomplish fund-raising goals.
Work closely with the Chancellor, Foundation Leadership, EVC and Vice Chancellor for UR to plan, direct, and coordinate their roles in top-level development strategies.
Develop and lead Advisory Boards/Councils on Development, drawing upon faculty, administrators and volunteers, including the UCSC Foundation, to define and implement major gift donor cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Work with the UC Santa Cruz Foundation volunteer leadership, Vice Chancellor for University Relations, Deans and other campus leaders to ensure that campuswide development, major gifts and capital campaign priorities are fully integrated into UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board activities and goals.
Develop and manage a personal portfolio on major prospects.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Substantial, progressively responsible management and fund-raising experience.
Experience in strategically planning and implementing a multi-million dollar fund-raising campaign.
Experience in managing a multi-faceted development program, including major and deferred gifts.
Familiarity with the issues facing higher education, especially as they impact on the public research university.
Management, communication, and interpersonal skills to effectively build a team, and to represent UC Santa Cruz to internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to support and contribute to the University's commitment to diversity.
Expert knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations, including principles, concepts, techniques and procedures.
Expert knowledge of design and implementation of donor identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies and techniques.
Expert skills to conceive, design, implement and evaluate effective fundraising programs.
Expert knowledge of the campus and its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives and issues of concern both on campus and / or medical center as well as in higher education and the medical sciences.
Expert knowledge of leadership and management principles, concepts, techniques, etc.
Expert leadership / management skills, including skills to select, train, mentor, motivate and evaluate all levels of staff.
Expert written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain effectively working relationship within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
Expert skills to meet predetermined goals and objectives, including meeting fundraising goals and objectives.
Expert level political acumen.
Expert strategic planning, critical thinking,
Expert marketing skills.
Working knowledge of foundations and non-profit, public benefit corporations.
Substantial, progressively responsible fund-raising experience in a university setting.
Experience in managing a multi-faceted development program, including major and deferred gifts, at a major research university.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Safety Statement All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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