Senior Director, KITP Development
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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016
University of California - Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
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Senior Director, KITP Development
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Launched in 1979 under the auspices of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and located on the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) has emerged in the last 30 years as a model for facilitating productive and sustained scientific collaboration. Initially conceived principally as a national center for theoretical physics, the KITP has evolved a model for collaboration which routinely attracts the best scientists from the U.S. and around the world to formulate and to participate in its programming. Research conducted in conjunction with KITP programming has had a greater effect on other researchers than research conducted anywhere else. (The study focused on science research facilities, including mathematics and the engineering fields, but excluding biomedical science.) To learn more, visit www.kitp.ucsb.edu.
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(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) This University Major Gifts Development Officer serves as a Senior Director of Development ("Director") for The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP). Works to optimize philanthropic support for the KITP, in response to priorities established by the KITP Director. As a senior member of the Development Office staff, fund raising efforts are devoted primarily to the KITP, and serves as a specialist for this unique philanthropic effort for an internationally known institute of high ranking and impact.
The Director focuses about eighty percent time on major gift ($100k+) and principal gifts (over $1M) fund raising activities. Twenty percent is focused on other activities related to fundraising, including lower level gift solicitations, and administrative duties such as planning, coordinating and executing those aspects of the KITP development program that are the pipeline for future large donations.
With regard to major and principal gift fund raising, the Director is responsible for designing and executing planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals and foundations. Works personally with top donor prospects and supports the KITP Director and faculty in top prospect relationships, in order to maximize philanthropic support for the KITP and UCSB, raising gifts to meet identified fund raising priorities.
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 KITP, Development Office and University.
* Bachelor's degree required
* Five years of progressively responsible experience in development with a proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward principal gifts, ideally in an educational setting.
* Demonstrated success in a role of comparable complexity in academia, government, or the private sector.
* Significant major gift experience with a track record of raising major gifts.
* Superlative interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization across a diverse range of educational and social backgrounds, and to demonstrate an honest respect for each individual.
* An ability to influence and lead by example, coupled with team orientation and a high level of creativity, initiative and motivation.
* An ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising activities simultaneously and coordinate solicitation strategies in a decentralized environment.
* Superior written and oral communication skills; the ability to understand and translate information for all audiences; clarity, crispness, and elegance in writing and speaking.
* The ability to articulate eloquently the goals, mission and aspirations of KITP and its programs and the values that make KITP distinctive; a genuine appreciation for and interest in the promotion of higher education, professional education, research, and community development and service.
* Knowledge of office and productivity software sufficient to function smoothly in a highly technology-based environment.
Advanced degree preferred.
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