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Assoc. Dir of Development, Corporate Relations

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Assoc. Dir of Development, Corporate Relations in Orange County

  • University of California at Irvine
  • Full time
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  • Orange County
  • 29/03/2019
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University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

The University of California, Irvine (UCI), one of the nation's largest and most diverse public universities, is proud to announce the creation ofa new strategic, collaborative fundraising position to support the Henry Samueli School of Engineering: the Associate Director of Development, Corporate Relations.

A top public university, UCI has become internationally-recognized for improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community. With efforts currently underway to prepare for UCI's next multi-billion dollar campaign, the university seeks to strengthen contributions in research, education, and service; accelerate the university's place among globally preeminent research universities; and bring together passions, skills, and creativity to further improve people's lives. Under the leadership of Dean Gregory Washington, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering has identified four clear priorities that will drive the UC engineering program's excellence and growth in the 21st century:

  • Harness engineering innovation for a climate-resilient, thriving California
  • Lead the new industrial revolution in technology and manufacturing
  • Advance human well-being by way of a holistic, affordable approach
  • Provide thought leadership in engineering education and outreach

The Associate Director will play a critical role in helping the Henry Samueli School of Engineering realize its goals through attracting increased levels of philanthropic support.

Associate Director of Development, Corporate Relations

The Associate Director of Development, Corporate Relations (ADoD) for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering will work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Development, the Dean, and University Advancement to plan, develop, and lead the corporate development program and secure significant philanthropic investments. The ADoD will develop an effective corporate relations program, career services organization and Capstone project management services, with an expected fundraising goal of $1 million in annual corporate support. The ADoD will serve as a member of the School's Development team and will also be a highly collaborative colleague with other development officers across the campus.

The ideal candidate will have experience-based knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising for a comprehensive research university, preferably in a STEM field. Knowledge of the engineering is highly desirable. The ADoD should also have the ability to advise the dean as to productive and effective fundraising outreach and interactions with corporate entities, including foundations, with an established track record in working with corporate executives of Fortune 500 companies. A bachelor degree and five years successful professional development and/or fundraising related experience, preferably in higher education; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience, from which comparable knowledge, skill, and abilities have been achieved, is required.

To review the full job description and to apply for this position, visit us online at, click on job listings and search for the following job number:

2019-0349 Associate Director of Development, Corporate Relations, HSSoE

Please feel free to contact Abby Cruz if you have any questions about this recruitment,

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


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