Assistant Dean for Development - School of Engineering/Computer Science
Primary Purpose: Responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive advancement program within the assigned School(s)/unit(s). Focusing on major gift development, alumni relations, corporate relations, outreach, and communication with prospective donors.
The Assistant Dean for Development works closely with the Dean, faculty and staff of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the University Development and Alumni Relations team across Pacific's three-city university campuses to develop and implement the school's overall advancement program with alumni, corporations, and volunteer leadership.
Essential Functions: 1. Works within the framework of the Prospect Management Program and the Major Gift Officer Guidelines.
2. Develops and actively maintains a pool of 150 major donor prospects distributed among identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship stages.
3. Develops strategies for cultivating and soliciting major donor prospects in the gift range of $50,000 and up.
4. Supervises and conducts activities for cultivation and solicitation of gifts to the School conducting face to face prospect visits and major gift solicitations to achieve fundraising goals.
5. Develops and annually updates strategic short, mid, and long range plans for fund raising.
6. Records and reports via advancement software all information learned during visits with major donor prospects.
7. Work with the Dean to oversee the Deans Council, and other related volunteer boards or councils.
8. Increases visibility of the school within the university, professional organizations, and community.
9. Participates in University and School events that involve external constituents to engage constituents and foster gift support.
10. Other duties as assigned by University Development and the Dean.
11. The percentage of time spent on job responsibilities will vary based on the annual goal setting documents.
Three (3) years of experience raising major gifts of $50,000+
Masters degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Related professional certification in relevant field.
Demonstrated experience fundraising in a higher education setting.
Knowledge of fundraising best practices.
Demonstrated knowledge and proven success in fundraising and campaigns and ability to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects.
Experience with negotiation and strategic planning skills.
Excellent organization, presentation, public relations, marketing and event management skills.
Experience in goal setting, program coordination, and utilizing protocols for conducting meetings.
Demonstrated ability to write concept papers, proposals, grants and reports.
Ability to lead, manage, and motivate staff and volunteers.
Ability to develop and monitor budgets and schedules
Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Awareness of laws and regulations related to philanthropic gift standards.
Resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and demonstrated initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change. Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.
Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with University Development, academic faculty and staff to achieve defined goals for each academic unit.
Initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines.
Encompass traits of good judgment, confidentiality and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents.
Understanding of university academic, scholarship and education functions and operating principles.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, grasping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is frequently performed in a standard office environment. Work performed during standard business hours. Must be prepared to work non-business hours and weekends. Frequent travel both local and overnight.
Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
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