Director of Development, Neurosciences - 119445
#119445 Director of Development, NeurosciencesExtended Review Date: Wed 5/3/2023
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Under the direction of the Senior Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development, Health Sciences Advancement (DOD-HSA) will be responsible for securing major gifts ($100,000 and above) for the Neurological Institute, including the Department of Neurosciences and Neurological Surgery, and other related priorities as identified by Health Sciences leadership. The DOD-HSA will be responsible for managing a prospect/donor portfolio in various stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and implementing strategies for successful solicitations and building strategic relationships with academic and medical center faculty and staff. Due to the sensitive nature of the fundraising priorities, the DOD-HSA will be skilled in communicating confidential information and engage grateful patients within compliance. The DOD-HSA will collaborate closely with colleagues in both Health Sciences Advancement and University Development and will serve on additional committees and task forces as requested by Health Sciences Leadership.
Health Sciences Advancement works in a centralized, collaborative team environment with consistent coaching and feedback. The ideal candidate will be a consummate professional and will thrive in a fast-paced campaign, results-driven fundraising environment. The candidate will have strong work ethic and a successful track record of building and growing fundraising programs and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and community partners.
UC San Diego Health Sciences stands at the forefront of this new age of medicine and health care. As the only academic health system in the San Diego region, we are uniquely positioned to lead this journey. In partnership with members of our community, our development team is poised to play a pivotal role in transforming health care locally and globally. UC San Diego Health Sciences has imagined the future of medicine - and Health Sciences Advancement is critical to helping realize this vision.
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Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Demonstrated success at raising funds by developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans for gifts of $100,000+ from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
Proven success as development officer in a highly sophisticated donor-centered fundraising environment as a direct- line fundraiser.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.
Expert written and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Expert skills in making persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.
Expert organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Expert project / program management skills, including skills in setting and meeting program / project goals and objectives within budget and time constraints.
Proven record of writing proposals for significant projects, gifts ($100,000+) directed to individuals, foundations, corporation, both local and national.
Demonstrated knowledge in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various sources.
Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence with colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters relating to sensitive donor relations issues.
Strong understanding of the philosophy of quality service and group process, with proven aptitude for working as part of a team. Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace.
Knowledge of a PC environment, including strong skills in using the computer as a tool for analysis, planning, and management. Ability to function in a highly networked environment using Microsoft Office.
Extensive experience in institutional fundraising or equivalent experience.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
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Annual Full Pay Range: $87,000 - $202,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $41.67 - $97.03
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).
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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