Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development Neuro and Vision Sciences, the Associate Director of Development will be responsible for securing private support gifts ($50,000+) for priorities identified by Health Sciences leadership. The Associate Director will be responsible for managing a prospect/donor portfolio in various stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and implementing strategies for successful solicitations and building strategic relationships with Neuro and Vision Sciences faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic and a successful track record of building and growing fundraising programs and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and community partners.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:--Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.--The successful candidate will have at least 2 years of professional experience in fundraising for a large academic teaching medical center and/or experience in the field of health sciences and/or higher education. --Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including: gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration. --Demonstrated success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution and academic goals in higher education and closing gifts ($50,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national. --Proven record of writing proposals for a significant project/gift ($50,000+).--Demonstrated ability to develop and implement persuasive cultivation ideas and techniques and provide critical analysis, using sound judgment with realistic expectations for prospects and donors.--Strong written and oral communication skills that demonstrate proper grammar usage, syntax, and format, with the ability to make oral presentations and/or interpret various related programs to potential donors.--Knowledge of the principles and practices of communications to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and existing donors. --Demonstrated skill in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various documents and databases. --Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, faculty, donors, volunteers, and University officials, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism, and discretion. --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 principles and practices of developing and utilizing volunteer leadership and organizing and maintaining volunteer support organizations.--Demonstrated understanding of the philosophy of quality service and group process, with proven aptitude for working as part of a team. Foster and participate in the Principles of Community.--Proven administrative ability to provide direction to staff and volunteers in accomplishing established goals and objectives and maintain office activities with respect to established procedures and guidelines. --Proven success as a development officer in a highly sophisticated donor-centered fundraising environment as a direct-line fundraiser.--Knowledge of applicable computer skills: WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, and Outlook.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:--Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters as they relate to sensitive donor relations issues.--Proven track record in acquiring major gifts ($50,000+).
About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-t...erm course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging everyone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.