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#127430 Director of Advancement Data and Business Systems

Extended Deadline: Mon 3/4/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.


The Director of Advancement Data and Business Systems will be responsible for performing the highest level of systems administration for the Advancement constituent relationship management system, ESP, which requires knowledge of the University administrative organization, policies, procedures and practices and perform other related duties as required. It includes extensive work across the Advancement organization on both fundraising systems, analytics / reporting and information technology related projects and initiatives to ensure alignment with fundraising systems needs. Specifically, the Director of Advancement Data and Business Systems will assess and implement Advancement-wide systems needs by understanding business requirements and goals, insuring data and systems integrity, in order to meet the needs of the business within resources available through the Data and Business Systems team.

Under general direction from the Executive Director of Prospect Development, the Director of Advancement Data and Business Systems is responsible for systems related administration, analysis and strategic insights for the fundraising operation as well as strategically coordinating, analyzing, and managing data enhancement, validation and incorporation initiatives for Advancement.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at UC San Diego and Advancement is committed to a continuous process of learning and updating practices to support systemic evolution toward equity, diversity, and inclusion for our team and constituents. We foster the UC San Diego Principles of Community by encouraging and developing a collaborative and positive environment among colleagues. UC San Diego provides resources and services so employees can develop a deeper connection to our diverse campus community. Explore more at: UC San Diego Staff Associations network and Campus Community Centers.


The position is responsible for the successful implementation of business systems needs assessment and data delivery, including project team management, issues management, long-term resource planning acting as a liaison to technical staff, vendors and campus leadership, and ensuring that the implemented solution meets business user requirements and delivers the necessary business outcomes. More specifically, responsibilities include but are not be limited to: Fundraising Systems and Advancement Data Systems Implementation/Maintenance, Reporting, Project Management and Analysis.

The position will work in a consultative manner to understand the future business needs of Advancement, providing analytical, consulting and reporting support to fundraising operations as well as recommending new technologies and business processes, and delivering solutions that drive the desired outcomes.


  • In-depth knowledge of business intelligence functions, advanced analytics, industry standards and best practices. In addition, in-depth knowledge of business data and systems functions and responsibilities.

  • Advanced knowledge and skill in internal databases, BI applications, tools, and systems. Thorough knowledge of business data integrity / enhancement processes, vendors, integrations and analysis.

  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage highly-complex information, assess problems, and develop effective solutions.

  • Advanced organizational and project management skills.

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex information in a clear, concise manner. Ability to produce and deliver presentations to diverse audiences.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with managers, professional and technical staff.

  • Ability to serve as an advanced technical leader providing advice, counsel, and analysis on business intelligence issues. as well as data and system configurations and enhancements.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information, situations, problems, policies and procedures; separate problems from symptoms; identify potential solutions; apply solutions and formulate logical and objective conclusions from data and observations; communicate conclusions to a variety of personnel at various levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess procedures and define requirements for technical systems that streamline business process and result in productivity improvement.

  • Experience in written and verbal communication that convey complex or technical content into understandable terms. Proven ability to compose and deliver presentations to large and/or diverse audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize workload and manage priorities; manage multiple projects simultaneously; be flexible to respond in stressful situations and unexpected job demands with frequent interruptions and minimal supervision.

  • Adept in ability to learn quickly, apply creativity, understand complex processes and procedures, prioritize workload, set and meet deadlines, and perform well with a minimum of direct supervision.

  • Demonstrated experience in training others and coordinating central office training programs.

  • Ability to maintain accuracy and focus with attention to detail in fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities.

  • Skilled at developing, writing and implementing operational and procedural and administrative policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, flexibility and skills in dealing with politically sensitive situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise leadership, and set positive example for campus work groups and departmental staff in meeting goals and creating a rewarding work environment.

  • Ability to work as part of team and build consensus and collaboration, with service oriented attitude and actions.

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with client executives, lead project teams, mentor and coach project team members.

  • Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Ability to serve as an advanced technical leader providing advice, counsel, and analysis on business data and system configurations and enhancements.

  • Thorough knowledge of business data integrity / enhancement processes, vendors, integrations and analysis.


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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $91,300 - $170,700 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $43.73 - $81.75

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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