Associate Director of Fund Development & Community Engagement
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Internal Number: 3256520
Associate Director of Fund Development & Community Engagement
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 39407
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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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The IRD for this job is: 08-08-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Educational Partnership Center (EPC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz increases access to higher education for underrepresented students across the Monterey Bay, Pajaro Valley, and Silicon Valley. It serves more than 11,000 students through it's nine different programs and partners with 35 schools in 12 school districts. The EPC helps students in our region reach and succeed in college. It provides an array of school-centered and student-centered activities for students, parents, faculty, and community members to support K-14 students on the college-going pathway. EPC financial portfolio is complex due to it's variety of financial resources. It includes university & miscellaneous fee based programs, and contracts and grants from state, federal, and private sources. EPC is responsible for approximately $8.0 million in annual operating expenditures, $2.5 million in matching funds, and has over 129 professional and student staff.
Recognized as an outstanding public research university, the University of California Santa Cruz is committed to research and undergraduate education 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. The main campus is located just 30 miles from San Jose, the southern hub of Silicon Valley, with a satellite campus in San Jose. UC Santa Cruz offers a vibrant community that inspires the intellectual and personal development of all students.
As a member of the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Division of Undergraduate Education supports students and creates a living-learning community where students thrive, belong, and are engaged world citizens.
The Associate Director of Fund Development & Community Engagement will be housed at the EPC, and receive training, guidance, and resources from University Relations. 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. UR 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.
The campus seeks an ambitious and enthusiastic fundraising professional to serve as Associate Director of Fund Development & Community Engagement at the Educational Partnership Center (EPC). Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the EPC, and in consultation with University Relations, the Associate Director engages current and prospective donors using a variety of means to secure and increase philanthropic support from individuals, program alumni, corporations, and foundations for the EPC and its programs focused on college preparation and access and STEM enrichment.
The Associate Director's major responsibilities include expanding a base of donors for the EPC and managing the university's relationship with current annual and major gift donors. With support from University Relations, the Associate Director will design and implement comprehensive strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual and major donors, build engagement of these individuals, and create gift opportunities based on EPC's needs and priorities. The incumbent will formulate and coordinate fundraising strategies, engage EPC program alumni, key stakeholders and community members, determine appropriate stewardship plans for significant donors, and involve volunteers and academic leaders in connecting these donors to the EPC and campus to deepen their interest and involvement.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $89,150 - $104,600 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 50%, 20 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 007547 (FUNDRAISER 3)
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
Develops and implements a marketing and communications plan as a way to engage prospective donors. This includes setting goals for solicitation, cultivation, and discovery moves on an annual basis, with emphasis on the number of in-person visits, solicitations, and dollars raised. Creates and executes cultivation and solicitation strategies with specific timetables to ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met. Keeps accurate and timely records of all moves and strategies. Prepares case statements, proposals, fundraising materials, and event briefings, speeches, or comments for EPC leadership to provide context for development events or meetings. Coordinates the preparation of such materials with the University Relations Communications and Marketing unit.
Plans, schedules, and implements fundraising and alumni relations projects and programs, including specific fundraising programs such as Giving Day, annual fund, alumni relations, search, etc. This includes engaging EPC program directors in the development / fundraising process by identifying potential individual and foundation funding sources and applicable corporate giving opportunities, organizing fundraising events as appropriate, arranging in-person meetings with donors, drafting proposals, and more. Provides ongoing professional development to them on key principles of non-profit development with an emphasis on embedding fundraising strategies into their daily work.
Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and / or stewards donors. Coordinates with colleagues in the EPC, University Relations, particularly the Philanthropy unit, to ensure that donor relationships are well managed. Uses planning and creativity to maintain and build relationships with supporters with the goal of securing annual and major gifts. This includes engaging donors and prospects, as appropriate, in the programs of the EPC through a variety of means, including providing opportunities for attendance at key events and opportunities for personal contact with program directors, staff, and students. Develops proficiency in use of University Relations databases, donor stewardship, gift administration, and other systems.
Provides analysis and information of complex results or activities, and makes recommendations to upper management for program changes or development of new programs, as required. This includes participating in short- and long-range strategic planning for the EPC and leading the Communication and Engagement priority area of the EPC's Strategic Plan.
Participates in EPC, University Relations and Philanthropy trainings, unit task forces and on special committees and other projects as needed. Interacts with, and makes use of, the many resources available through University Relations to advance EPC and University Relations development goals.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Working knowledge of the full spectrum of development practice, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, ethics, procedures, and techniques. These include gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, administration, and working with volunteer committees, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge creatively to specific fundraising projects.
Experience in the development, design, implementation, and management of development programs that include all aspects of fundraising, emphasizing the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects (e.g. individuals, and/or corporations, and/or foundations) for gifts in an agreed upon range.
Experience writing proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and/or foundation prospects.
Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the EPC, and with its partners, the campus, and external constituencies. This includes the ability to express concisely and persuasively the mission of the EPC and its development goals; work with people of differing temperaments, socioeconomic backgrounds, and political/ethical philosophies within and outside the university; be diplomatic, and attentive in personal contacts with donors, external constituencies, and university personnel, and to listen well in order to connect a donor's interests to EPC initiatives.
Excellent time management and organizational skills to prioritize work, meet deadlines for simultaneous projects, and make decisions using sound judgment.
Ability to sensitively and tactfully describe the needs of a diverse student population including students who are educationally disadvantaged and / or academically at-risk, first-generation college-bound, low-income, ethnically underrepresented in higher education, and students and families from historically non-college-going communities.
Advanced degree in related area.
Ability to recruit, train, and support key volunteers who assist in advancement efforts.
Demonstrated experience working with advisory groups.
Knowledge of planned giving techniques, including an understanding of current tax laws relevant to charitable giving and estate planning.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability to travel frequently as a University representative.
Ability to move materials weighing up to 30 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Selected candidate will be required to complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training every two years.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand 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 Employment 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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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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