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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016

University of California - San Diego San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


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University Development

Salary Range

Commensurate with Experience



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Work Schedule:

Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri


Extended Review Date: MON 8/29/2016

Initial review of applications will begin on 08/15/16.


The Executive Director has the primary responsibility to provide leadership and overall program strategy in planning, coordinating and implementing fundraising programs for academic and campus initiatives.

Coordinates with the Deans/Directors and with the Executive Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs to assure that Development work is in accordance with academic priorities and policies. Provides strong leadership in strategizing and facilitating opportunities for major gift fundraising among the staff and carries a portfolio of top major gift prospects.

Creates an environment that will enhance communication and encourage collaboration between and among the General Campus, University Development, and other Advancement program areas. Primary responsibility for the recruitment, training, evaluation, coaching and retention of Directors of Development in areas of responsibility.

Participates in a core team to provide the Associate Vice Chancellor, University Development, to whom the EDOD, University Development, reports, with strategic insight and guidance regarding General Campus fundraising programs.

In addition, the Executive Director has primary responsibility for managing the General Campus participation in existing and future comprehensive advancement campaign, as well as developing and implementing post campaign fundraising strategies.

Learn more about the UC San Diego Advancement team here:



Proven success at raising funds by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fund raising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution and academic goals in higher education and closing major gifts ($100,000+) and principal gifts ($1 million+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.

Demonstrated fundraising experience in a large, complex, public university.

Demonstrated experience in the full spectrum of development including: gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.

Progressive experience in fundraising roles leading to opportunities to lead and manage individuals working in a different program and/or disciplinary roles.

Demonstrated success as development officer in a highly sophisticated donor centered fundraising environment as a direct line fundraiser.

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 knowledge, accountability, and comprehension skills to formulate budgetary planning and prioritization of projects, programs and activities, using sound judgment while meeting organizational skills.

Demonstrated record of writing proposals for a significant project/major gift level ($100,000+) and principal gift level ($1 million+) directed to individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Proven personnel management skills to provide guidance to maintain a strong team of players. Dispense appropriate disciplinary action when necessary. Ability to hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff. A good faith effort to advocate UCSD's affirmative action program when hiring individuals. Individual shall be evaluated annually.

Demonstrated expertise to utilize on-line databases and other software to create, retrieve, and compile up-to-the-minute documents and historical information for reports.

Knowledge of public relations and marketing practices to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and continuing donors.

Strong organizational skills, with management and leadership ability, to motivate staff and to act as role model for all development operations.

Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to represent UC San Diego favorably to both campus and community constituents.

Proven ability in developing an effective volunteer structure to maximize the strengths of volunteers, thereby creating a sound, strong volunteer base for fund raising purposes.

Ability to work independently; exercising initiative to provide supervisor and other UC San Diego officials with information to keep them adequately informed. Display a willingness to seek counsel when appropriate.

Ability to inspire confidence by displaying a strong sense of ethical conduct that will effectively motivate and persuade diverse groups.

Proven ability to provide critical analysis, using sound judgment with realistic expectations for projected results.

A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field; or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in an academic environment.

Proven experience at creating and implementing a fundamental plan for successful capital campaigns, including feasibility studies, identification of campaign projects, establishment of priorities, strategy, cultivation and solicitation, negotiation, finalization of proposals and follow through, while providing leadership to staff.



Must have a valid California driver's license.

A background check is required.

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: