Senior Director of Development, Gift Planning

Riverside, CA
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$92,300 - $137,100

Position Information
Under general direction of the Executive Director, Individual Giving, the Sr. Director of Gift Planning will play in important role in enhancing gift planning techniques as a function of the University's overall fundraising plan, while managing a finite pool of assigned prospects. The incumbent is responsible for building a pipeline of gift planning prospects nation-wide, connecting alumni, donors, friends, volunteers and other constituents to the campus and to ultimately increase individual gifts to campus-wide colleges, departments and programs. The Sr. Director is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors and prospects. This is a two-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. Cover letter required.

Minimum Requirements
Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters as they relate to sensitive donor relations issues. Highly ethical donor-centered outlook on gift planning, balancing the University's best interest.
Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
Ability to travel outside of normal business hours.
Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
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.
Experience to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.
Knowledgeable about Federal and state legislation concerning gift planning and ability to maintain familiarity with applicable legislation and financial planning concepts.

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

Proven ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals. Ability to work effectively with other advancement staff in devising, analyzing, modifying, implementing, and evaluating development programs.

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

Skill to maintain confidentiality.

Exceptional organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.

Exceptional skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in writing, about private gift fundraising in general and in particular as it applies to UCR.

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

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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