Associate Director of Development, Graduate Division - 24546-1A

Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Grad Div Operations

Job Opening ID: 24546
Reports To: ALUMNI EXTERNAL REL MGR 2
Working Title: Associate Director of Development, Graduate Division
Department: Grad Div Operations
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007547
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
 
UCI Graduate Division provides leadership on all graduate education matters. We work with all academic units on campus to ensure that scholars from all over the world can learn, teach, and conduct the highest caliber research while pursuing graduate or postdoctoral training. We promote academic integrity and greater understanding by supplying information, guidance, and support to the campus community and beyond. Our aim is to enhance the educational experience by engaging and leading on all matters related to graduate student life: academic progress and advocacy, fellowships, funding and financial support, diversity, employment, and professional development. The Graduate Division coordinates with other Graduate Divisions across the UC system to ensure high quality educational experiences and promotion of graduate education system and state-wide.
 
Under the general direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Associate Director of Development is a fundraising professional who works collaboratively with the Development team in Graduate Division and University Advancement colleagues to lead specific campaign development programs and secure significant philanthropic support for Graduate Division, with a goal of raising $500,000 annually in annual and major gifts. The scope of responsibilities include: qualification, cultivation, and solicitation, of new and existing donors, donor engagement, meeting metrics, development and coordination of fundraising programs, development of collateral material, presentations, newsletters, stewardship, and coordination of leadership meetings. The incumbent performs coordination of complex duties that engages with confidential and sensitive information of a broad scope related to donor relations, annual and major gift fundraising, and public relations. Incumbent is a motivated individual willing to partner with development officers, and faculty in priority areas to create opportunities for friends, alumni and corporations to give. The Associate Director of Development will manage and implement the annual fund, solicit leadership annual fund donations, and solicit major gifts.
 
Compensation Range:
Commensurate with Experience
 
Department Website:
 
Required:
 
2-5 years of professional fundraising experience, preferably at a higher education institution; or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques. Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc. Strong written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials. Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and project management skills. Strong skills in maintaining confidentiality. Understanding of academic, research and education functions and operating principals of a major research university Ability to work independently with department, school and institutional goals in mind. Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving multiple and sometimes competing constituencies. Skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in writing, about private philanthropy in general and in particular as it applies to UCI.
 
Preferred:
Campaign fundraising experience preferred.
Thorough working knowledge of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure. Working knowledge of Salesforce or comparable a donor/prospect database system
 
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.

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.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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