At the University of California San Diego, challenging convention is our most cherished tradition. Since its inception, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren't afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. In our short history, through sheer determination and a relentless pursuit for groundbreaking discovery, UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world's premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked UC San Diego as the top public university for positive impact on the nation.
Launched publicly in March 2017, the Campaign for UC San Diego is the most ambitious fundraising effort in our history: a $2 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign to transform the student experience, our campus, and ultimately the world. Thanks to the generous support of 135,000 of our friends, we have surpassed our ambitious goal of raising $2 billion for the Campaign for UC San Diego, making us the youngest US university to have ever reached a multi-billion-dollar milestone. Our supporters have created a powerful community that is driving our momentum and will propel fundraising efforts through the planned campaign conclusion in 2022. This incredible energy will have an enduring impact on our campus and our world. And we are just getting started.
UC San Diego Advancement's University Development department is the frontline-fundraising team responsible for supporting General Campus and Scripps Institution of Oceanography leadership in securing philanthropic resources that advance opportunity for their students, faculty and initiatives. We recognize the crucial role development professionals play in identifying, engaging, cultivating and stewarding the philanthropic partners capable of assuring this university's brightest future. Our leadership works tenaciously to seek out development professionals at all stages of their careers who evince the passion and integrity representative of our university's character. Once part of the University Development team, colleagues are celebrated for their accomplishments and offered the support necessary to identify and realize ambitious goals. We place a premium on collaboration and shared endeavor, recognizing that true philanthropic success is measured best by the long-term advancement of UC San Diego and the impact of its work.
The Director of Development works to represent fundraising priorities for UC San Diego's General Campus. Under the leadership of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Senior Executive Director of Development for University Development and reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Arts & Humanities, the Director of Development is a frontline fundraiser, responsible for leading major gift strategies from identification through stewardship. Directors of Development manage an individual portfolio of prospects capable of giving gifts in excess of $100,000. Directors are responsible for having a comprehensive understanding of university priorities, regularly meeting with prospects and donors (with a focus on face-to-face visits), regularly meeting with development colleagues and academic leaders, preparing briefing materials and gift proposals, attending events and staffing and/or supervising projects as assigned.
This position's focus will be on philanthropic priorities for the Division of Arts & Humanities. The successful candidate will approach their role with a sense of donor-centeredness, collaboration and transparency. They will have strong communications skills and be willing to serve as role models to other professional and support staff. High integrity, collaboration, strong self-motivation, innovation, flexibility and passion are all valued qualities on the University Development team. Additionally, successful candidates will have a proven ability to build long-term relationships while also consistently meeting fundraising goals. As our program is complex and in a phase of rapid innovation, the ability to adapt to quickly changing environments is key.
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Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
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 ($100,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.