Director of Regional Development, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties

Riverside, CA
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $82,400 - $122,400
Title: Director of Regional Development, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Development
Date Posted: 01/20/2017

Position Information: Under general direction of the Senior Director of Regional Development, the Director of Regional Development will play an important role in growing the overall donor base and building long-term strategic and resource capacity for the University's fundraising efforts. The incumbent is responsible for building a pipeline of major gift activity in his/her specific region, connecting alumni, donors, friends, volunteers and other constituents to the campus, and to ultimately increase individual gifts to campus-wide schools, departments, and programs. The Regional Director is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors and prospects. This position will focus primarily on Los Angeles and Ventura counties and may come to include other geographic regions determined by the concentration of UCR's alumni, parents and friends. Position may be based in a home office in Los Angeles County. This is a two year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. Cover Letter is required.

Minimum Requirements: Ability to work effectively with advancement staff in devising, analyzing, modifying, implementing, and evaluating development programs.
Good written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and/or medical center and with external constituencies.
Working knowledge of the campus and/or medical center, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including cultivation, stewardship and donor recognition.
Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably within a major research university environment.
Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Skill to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
Ability to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.
Understanding of standard office productivity software including Microsoft suite of programs.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to conceptualize, design and implement a development program.

Knowledge of a broad range of academic and institutional issues related to a major research university environment.

Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.

Ability to use a dedicated relational donor database system.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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