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Director of Development

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Director of Development in Orange County

  • UC Irvine
  • Full time
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  • Orange County
  • 09/07/2019
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Qualified applicants are asked to apply via the UC Irvine website and entering job number: 2019-0902 


Job Summary:

The Director of Development (DoD) for the School of Humanities is a mid-level development professional who works collaboratively with the Executive Director of Advancement, School of Humanities and University Advancement (UA) to contribute to the development program of the School and secure significant philanthropic investments to support it.  The primary activity of the DoD is externally focused to secure private philanthropic support and the DoD.s effectiveness will be evaluated on the ability to achieve financial goals and meet metrics. The DoD reports directly to the Executive Director of Advancement, School of Humanities.  The DoD is expected to serve as a member of the School.s Advancement team, and to also be a highly collaborative colleague with other development officers across the campus.
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.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Total Hours: 8-5, M-F
Career Position.
Final candidate subject to background check.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. 
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Job Description for Director of Development.

Job Essential Function 1
Percent of Time: 100%
Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit annual, major and planned gifts for the School to meet the philanthropic objectives of the School using the policies and procedures established by UA for best practices, 
Assist with the recruitment, organization, training and support of volunteers who will support the academic leadership in raising funds on behalf of the School. 
Work routinely and closely with academic leadership, key faculty, and advancement colleagues to support the Dean s fundraising priorities:
Build the School s pipeline of support from alumni, board members, friends, foundations, and the corporate sector by:
         Conducting at least 150 annual documented personal appointment contacts, per month 
         Qualifying 75 new major gift prospects through personal appointments, annually 
         Soliciting 24 major gift prospects, annually.
         Conducting 15 stewardship moves annually, including hand delivering stewardship reports 
         Securing $1,000,000 annually in new gifts and commitments for the School
Secure new gifts and increase support from prospects with the capacity to make contributions of $25,000 or more.
Actively participate in and comply with the campus prospect management and tracking system.
Work with the Executive Director, the Dean, department chairs and center directors to further identify, assess and prioritize funding opportunities within the School.
Foster successful fundraising in the School by preparing the Dean and other academic leaders to participate routinely and effectively in development activities and prospect appointments.
Direct School-based programs and special events that encourage relationships with the School s donors, prospects, and alumni.
Assist with the School s donor relations/stewardship efforts using UA s systems for gift recording, reporting, and acknowledgments.
Proactively manage a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, developing and executing prospect strategies leading to solicitation and philanthropic investment:

Guided by the direction and scope of a prospect s interest, collaborate with various school faculty and institute/center directors, and other UCI fundraisers to leverage their maximum philanthropic potential
Manage relationships with key private foundations by building relationships with UA foundation relations officers and Associate Director of Humanities Commons to ensure effective and timely grants management and stewardship, and develop and submit written proposals, budgets, and other collateral materials  
Collaborate with various UA offices and functions -- including stewardship, research and prospect management, financial services, annual giving, and development   to advance these prospect strategies and use the UA prospect management and tracking system.
Act as liaison with a portfolio of assigned departments/programs within the School and meet with department chairs and faculty regularly to create and execute strategic development plans accordingly.
Participate as directed by the Executive Director, as a member of the UA constituent development team, in development activities across campus and serve as a resource to other unit-based development colleagues about the School of Humanities  fundraising opportunities.
Work in a fast-paced, results oriented environment with complex and evolving relationships and priorities.
Experience-based knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising for a comprehensive research university 
Strong collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone
Experienced in operating under a prospect moves-management system that utilizes a central database 
Self-starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify a significant volume of new prospects 
Collaborative in nature knowing that many donors  interests involve multiple parts of the university 
Documented success personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that leverage a relationship-building and moves-management approach leading to successful gift closure
Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments
Ability to work independently with both school and institutional goals in mind 
Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible 
Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving multiple and sometimes competing constituencies 
Ability to represent the institution professionally, externally and internally 
Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials 
Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties 
Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects 
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Ellucian (Advance) or comparable donor/prospect database system 
Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans 
Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments  
Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or deadlines.  Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations

Requires very little physical effort. May work long hours to meet fundraising commitments. Local, regional, and some national travel is required
Bachelor s degree and five years successful professional development and/or fundraising related experience, preferably in higher education, preferably in the humanities OR, any equivalent combinations of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-5210.
Bend: Occasionally
Squat: Occasionally
Crawl: Not Applicable
Climb: Not Applicable
Kneel: Not Applicable
Handle Objects: Occasionally
Push/Pull: Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Sit: Constantly
Stand: Constantly
Walk: Constantly
Use Fine Finger Movements: Constantly
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Read/Comprehend: Constantly
Write: Constantly
Perform Calculations: Constantly
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Constantly
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Not Applicable
Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable
Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable
Confined Spaces: Not Applicable
Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Not Applicable
Gas System: Not Applicable
Other Working Conditions: 
This position will require a laptop computer, telephone, mobile phone, corporate card, membership and business cards.

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