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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT MAJOR GIFTS
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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT MAJOR GIFTS
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100% Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
ENGINEERING DEANS OFFICE - 024000
Founded in 1962 the College of Engineering is ranked 17th among the Top 20 U.S. public universities, Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, (U.S. News & World Report 2017); 18th among the Top 20 public engineering graduate schools, (U.S. News & World Report 2016);
and 3rd among top 50 engineering programs for percentage of female faculty, (U.S. News & World Report, 2014).
The college has $88.4 million in research expenditures for 2014*15; 7 Academic Departments; 11 Undergraduate Majors; 9 Graduate Programs; 206 Faculty; 4,445 undergraduate students; 1,005 graduate students; and 23,500 Alumni.
As a Fundraiser 5, the incumbent must devote at least 50% or more time to fundraising activities.
Face to face visits: 150 (adjusted based on % of frontline fundraising)
Percentage of number of qualification visits: 90% of new prospects assigned by PMR Number of Proposals/Asks of Major Gifts $50,000+: 15-24 (at least 30% of proposals should be Comprehensive Asks)
Dollars Raised Targets: $1.5M - $3M
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Under direction of Assistant Dean, Development and External Relations, involves designing, developing, delivering, and administering fundraising programs. Identifies new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors to prepare senior management for donor and/or prospect meetings, creates marketing plans, and organizes related programs/events; cultivates, stewards, and solicits donor prospects.
-Sit for extended periods of time at a computer.
-Lift and maneuver boxes of paper, materials and/or files weighing up to 50 lbs (hand cart/dolly available). Work Environment:
- Provide own transportation to off-site events and meetings.
- Work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays to meet business needs.
- Work in an area where there is constant traffic and noise from office machines, telephones, and conversations.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Background Check Required:
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 3 years of professional or volunteer fundraising experience involving major gifts of $50,000 or higher.
Expert knowledge of and experience in all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations.
Expert knowledge of all current issues of concern throughout higher education.
Expert knowledge of all applicable laws, rules, regulations, institutional policies, etc. d.
Expert written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including advanced political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies, including donors and volunteers.
Expert skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of College of Engineering and campus goals/objectives and in securing gifts.
Expert analytical, critical thinking, problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Expert project/program management skills, including skill in setting and meeting program/project goals and objectives within budget and time constraints.
Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives. Preferred Qualifications:
Expert knowledge of all aspects of the College of Engineering and the campus, including current issues of concern for both the campus and throughout higher education generally.
Expert knowledge of the campus including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure. Quick Link To This Position: