Sr. Director of Development, Health Sciences - 117150
#117150 Sr. Director of Development, Health SciencesFiling Deadline: Tue 7/5/2022
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Under the direction of Health Sciences Advancement Leadership, specifically reporting to the Executive Director of Development and with strategic direction form the Managing Senior Executive Director of Development, the Senior Director of Development, Health Sciences Advancement will be responsible for securing major gifts ($250,000 - $1M+) for Health Sciences. The Senior Director of Development, Health Sciences Advancement (SDOD-HSA) is responsible for managing a prospect/donor portfolio in various stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Special emphasis will be placed on the oversight of at least one of the key strategic initiatives for Health Sciences in the upcoming UC San Diego campaign.
The SDOD-HSA will manage this key initiative by assessing the overall fundraising potential of the area; creating a comprehensive, long-term development plan for the area; building strong relationships with all faculty, especially key faculty leaders; and providing updates and information to Health Sciences Advancement’s Senior Leadership Team.The SDOD-HSA will collaborate closely with colleagues in both Health Sciences and Advancement Operations and Campaign and will serve on additional committees and task forces as requested by Health Sciences Leadership. The SDOD-HSA will staff key faculty leadership and partner strategically with key leadership to move priorities forward. This key leader will also assume supervisory capabilities of key staff in the team.
Additionally, the SDOD-HSA will be required to increase fundraising dollars and donors over a 5 year period by developing major and principal gift opportunities consistent with campaign priorities and in line with UC San Diego policies. The SDOD-HSA will have other development responsibilities as they relate to the total University Development Program and Campaign initiatives.
Incumbent will work collaboratively with other Health Sciences Advancement Gift Officers, and with members of Health Sciences Advancement units including Affiliated Organizations and Events, Annual and Special Giving, and the Principal Gifts Program. The SDOD- HSA will also work collaboratively with Development Officers within University Development, as well as with members of Advancement Operations and Campaign’s Corporate and Foundation Relations, Regional Program, and the Office of Gift Planning.
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Proven working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Expert knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and / or throughout higher education / healthcare, generally. Expert knowledge of the location, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Expert knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Strong 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.
Excellent 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.
Expert level skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Demonstrated experience in institutional fundraising or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated success at raising major gifts by developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans for gifts of $250,000+ from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including: gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, high level boards, support groups and administration.
Demonstrated strong organizational, managerial/mentoring and leadership skills with ability to lead by example and encourage collaborative efforts.
Proven success as a development officer in a highly sophisticated donor-centered fundraising environment as a direct-line fundraiser.
Effective interpersonal and team-building skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, faculty, donors, volunteers, and university officials, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, collaboration, professionalism, and discretion.
Strong written and oral communication skills that demonstrate correct grammar usage, syntax, and format, with the ability to make oral presentations and/or interpret various related programs to constituents.
Proven record of writing proposals for significant projects, gifts (250,000+) directed to individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Demonstrated knowledge in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various sources.
Expertise using on-line databases and other software to create retrieve, and compile up-to the- minute documents and historical information for proposal reports and analysis.
Experience in developing budgets and using financial information for comprehensive budgetary reports. Experience projecting budgetary needs.
Proficient 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
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in an academic environment.
Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
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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