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    University of California - San Diego University of California - San Diego
  • Location
    San Diego, CA
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  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Payroll Title:



Advancement Operations & Campaign

Salary Range

Commensurate with Experience


Torrey Pines Center North

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Work Schedule:

Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


Filing Deadline: THU 10/6/2016



The Foundation Relations (FR) office at UC San Diego facilitates and strengthens strategic foundation partnerships for the University. FR represents broad priorities across campus with the goal of developing mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships with local, national and international foundations.


The Associate Director of Development - Foundation Relations (ADOD-FR) fulfills an important role in UC San Diego's Advancement program. Under the general direction of the Senior Director of Development - Foundation Relations (SDOD-FR) and in collaboration with Foundation Relations (FR) colleagues, the ADOD-FR has responsibility for planning activities and determining effective strategies designed to maximize foundation support of university philanthropic priorities. Responsibility will focus on foundation donors capable of making gifts of $25,000 and above, from a portfolio of strategically aligned institutional prospects.

The ADOD-FR is responsible for managing a prospect/donor portfolio in various stages of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, working collaboratively with FR colleagues, Advancement colleagues, faculty and leadership to explore and implement strategies and proposals in support of university priorities. The ADOD-FR will conduct all activities in accordance UC San Diego guidelines and policies, including but not limited to those guidelines and policies related to Advancement, Contracts and Grants, and Research Affairs.


Must have access to reliable transportation.

Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.



Experience in the full spectrum of development including prospect identification, qualification, cultivation, gift solicitation, stewardship, and donor recognition with gifts of $25,000 or more as it pertains to foundation and/or major gift fundraising.

Knowledge of the proposal development process and/or experience in assembling and writing complex reports such as stewardship reports and operational plans involving prospect and project research using analytical skills in editing to end-result.

Demonstrated ability to assess programs and identify those with strong potential for foundation funding.

Proven ability to think critically and strategically when developing plans and programs for Foundation Relations using successful collaboration with faculty in gathering information and creating proposals and/or plans.

Ability to build effective relationships with Advancement colleagues, leadership, faculty, as well as foundation program officers.

Demonstrated effective organizational and time management skills.

Effective written and oral communication skills with emphasis on public speaking and presenting information about programs to potential donors and audiences in an understandable and compelling fashion.

Exceptional writing and analytical skills and the ability to work effectively with abstract ideas and intellectual leaders.

Proven ability to continually strive to foster a working environment of fairness, cooperation and professionalism as it relates to the UC San Diego Principles of Community. Promote open expression of individuality and our diversity within the bonds of courtesy, sensitivity, confidentiality and respect.

A Bachelor s Degree in a relevant field; or a combination of education and experience, preferably in development, higher education and/or health care.


* Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.

Parking permit required. For more information on parking fees, please visit: http://transportation.ucsd.edu/parking/permits/index.html.

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: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html