Associate Director of Development, Student Support - 117606
#117606 Associate Director of Development, Student SupportExtended Deadline: Mon 8/22/2022
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Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Annual Giving Constituent Programs & Integrated Marketing, the Associate Director of Development, Student Support & Success, initiates, develops and implements strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors interested in supporting students and other annual giving and leadership programs. The incumbent is responsible for the initial contact of newly identified prospective donors (alumni and friends) to qualify and to promote interest in providing philanthropic support for UC San Diego’s student programs, student support areas and other campus initiatives. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and implementing strategies for successful solicitations and building strategic relations with prospects and donors.
The Associate Director will manage an individual portfolio of prospects capable of giving gifts up to $25K and above, with an emphasis on donor development and will work collaboratively with Advancement colleagues to optimize gift support. The incumbent will also play a critical role in building the pipeline of donors for key campus priorities such as student support, success, and access to education. In addition, the incumbent will work in partnership with the Senior Director to develop programmatic events and activities for UC San Diego student support and success opportunities.
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Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including: gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.
Demonstrated success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution and academic goals in higher education and closing gifts ($10,000 to $25,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
Proven record of writing proposals for a significant project/gift ($10,000 to $25,000+) directed to individual and foundations/corporations.
Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to make persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.
Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and strong project management skills.
Proven ability to develop and implement persuasive cultivation ideas and techniques and provide critical analysis, using sound judgment with realistic expectations for prospects and donors.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and existing donors.
Expertise to utilize on-line databases and other software to create, retrieve, and compile up-to-the-minute documents and historical information for reports.
Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters as they relate to sensitive donor relations issues.
Knowledge of principles and practices of developing and utilizing volunteer leadership and organizing and maintaining volunteer support organizations.
Demonstrated understanding of the philosophy of quality service and group process, with proven aptitude for working as part of a team.
Proven administrative ability to provide direction to staff and volunteers in accomplishing established goals and objectives and maintain office activities with respect to established procedures and guidelines.
- Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
- Must have access to reliable transportation.
- Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
- Must be willing and able to travel.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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