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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Associates Degree


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Dir. of Development, Ecological & Environmental Sciences

Department Profile (Specific Information about department/program):
The UC Santa Barbara Office of Development blends the strengths of both a centralized and a decentralized operation. Although all development officers report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, or his/her designee, some are dedicated to specific schools and units, working hand-in-hand with Deans, Directors and faculty to secure private support. Additional development officers focus on specific regions of the country and/or are dedicated to increasing involvement by alumni, parents and friends. A strong central core initiates programs, or provides guidance and expertise, in foundation relations, planned giving, capital projects, donor stewardship, The UCSB Foundation and other areas of specialization. An integrated tracking and coordination system ensures a collaborative and smooth working environment, all aimed at enhancing UC Santa Barbara's attractiveness to, and involvement with, the private sector.

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AA-Senior Management Group (SMG) & Management & Senior Professionals (MSP)

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A-Management (e.g., Manager, Director)

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Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Summary of Job Duties
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Summary of Job Duties
(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
This University Major Gifts Development Officer serves as Director of Development ("Director") for the Ecological and Environmental Sciences team as assigned by Central Development. This team under the supervision of the Senior Director of Development, Principal and Leadership Giving, focuses on a compliment of initiatives prioritized by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Development and/or the Vice Chancellor of Research. Projects may also include team efforts with the Bren School and the NCEAS fundraising team(s) also involving the lead administrators for those areas. The primary portfolio of this DoD includes the priorities under the Vice Chancellor of Research including but not limited to the Natural Reserve System, and the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Restoration, and the Marine Science Institute,,as well as, other special projects as assigned. Works to optimize philanthropic support in response to academic priorities established by Academic and Program leadership.

The Director focuses about sixty percent time on major gift ($100k+) and leadership gift ($1M+) fund raising activities. Forty percent is focused on other activities related to fund raising, including major gifts (
With regard to major gift fund raising, the Director is responsible for drafting an annual program plan and executing planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Works personally with top donor prospects. Works with Academic and Program leadership to represent academic priorities and engage in major donor cultivation relationships. The Director is responsible for program-related other duties as assigned.

The Director works to ensure that all aspects of his/her development program are internally consistent, thematically related, and compatible with the policies and priorities of the Development Office and University.

Minimum Requirements

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Minimum of 5 years of major gift experience securing five and six figure major gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.

* Demonstrated skill at gift negotiation and gift solicitation to engage complex and sophisticated individual, corporate, and foundation donors toward philanthropic outcomes.

* Demonstrated skill in writing professional, clear, and compelling proposals and other solicitation materials, acknowledgments, reports, public announcements and routine business correspondence.

* Ability to articulate the case for higher education, and UCSB 's programs.

* Effective verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to colleagues, internal and external constituencies, and to plan and conduct participatory meetings, to gain acceptance of decisions, and to advise and collaborate with others.

* Knowledge of office and productivity software sufficient to function smoothly in a highly technology-based environment (including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and Internet applications).

* Ambition and motivation that values a collaborative working environment and who will be able to establish strong, interpersonal relationships with academic leaders, faculty, community leaders, donors, volunteers, and other staff.

* Experience developing a comprehensive development strategic plan.

* Experience in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing customized donor cultivation activities, such as dinners, luncheons, receptions, meetings, and tours.

* Ability to work independently and as part of a team, under deadlines, without close supervision; self-direction in the initiation, coordination and completion of tasks, acute attention to detail is essential.

* Outstanding social skills, instincts, discretion and judgment, coupled with strong personal ethics.

* Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through.

* Understanding and/or experience working within the environment of a large, public research university (and in particular schools, colleges or institutes within a large university).

* Willingness to accept responsibilities and assignments and to handle them thoroughly.

* Sensitivity to long-term relationship building and stewardship with donors and potential donors.

* Ability to establish a cooperative working relationship with staff; the ability to work as a member of a team, and to support the Development Office structure, obtaining approvals and coordinating as needed.

* Ability to handle problems as they occur, and follow through on all aspects of the position.
* Proven success in goal achievement.

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* This is an annually renewable contract position.

* Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently.

* Ability to work comfortably with a flexible work schedule, including travel for major donor