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 (UR) supports the teaching, research, and public service of UC Santa Cruz by making and keeping deep, heartfelt connections. Building enduring relationships among students, alumni, faculty, donors, and others is the lifeblood of our work and helps to make UC Santa Cruz a thriving community of knowledge, inquiry, public service, and social mobility.
To support this unique campus, UR is organized into six units: Communications & Marketing, Alumni Engagement, Government and Community Relations, Philanthropy, Advancement Services, and University Relations Operations.
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 - but we don't take ourselves too seriously! 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 staff are supportive of and positive about one another'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. Our custom is to 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.
The campus seeks an experienced, highly motivated fundraising professional to serve as Senior Director of Development.
Under the general direction of the Senior 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 Senior Director of Major Gifts to develop and implement donor strategy.
The Senior Director may supervise development staff, which could include Directors, Regional and/or Associate and/or Assistant Directors of Development and a 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.
ALSO: Applicants interested in this position (Senior Director of Development-job number 1908815) are encouraged to consider applying to the Director of Development, job number 1808817.
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.
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.
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.
Superior communication skills to express concisely and persuasively, both orally and in writing, the mission of the campus and the fund raising goals of the campus and the Division.
Demonstrated success in the personal solicitation of major and principal gifts from individuals.
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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