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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

University of California Office of the President Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA
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Development Director, UC Press Foundation

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Staff - Career

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Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

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Academic Affairs: Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination - UC Press - Books

Oakland, CA

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Salary commensurate with experience

Position Summary
University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers in the nation. For more than 100 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study. At a time of dramatic change for publishing and scholarship, we collaborate with scholars, librarians, authors, and students to stay ahead of today's knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.

The Development Director holds strategic growth and operational responsibility for UC Press Foundation's fundraising activities, emphasizing growth to support its mission. The Development Director will have deep working knowledge of the field of fundraising as well as strong experience effectively managing fundraising boards. This position reports to the Executive Director of the UC Press Foundation and works in conjunction with the UC Press Foundation Board of Trustees.

In this role you will:
- Serve as the lead development professional in an environment that includes, or potentially includes, donors capable of making very significant contributions to the organization.
- Work with key stakeholders to personally secure major gifts and foundation grants.
- Oversee execution of annual fundraising plan and pipeline, meet budget goals, and engage staff, trustees and donors.
- Maintain a portfolio of donor prospects that include the most influential, complex or highest rated donors.
- Oversee the work of professional and support staff.
- Spearhead work with the Board of Trustees and Executive Director to establish and cultivate donor relationships.

The University of California Press Foundation is an independent 501(c3), which raises funds through both private philanthropy and grant writing to support the work of University of California Press.
University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer