Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving
Salary: $67,300 - $99,900
Title: Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving
Category: Management and Professional
Date Posted: 08/09/2017
Position Information: Under the general direction of the senior director of annual giving, the associate director of leadership annual giving will play a key role in growing the overall annual giving donor base and pipeline, assisting in the long-term strategic and resource capacity for the University's fundraising efforts. The incumbent is responsible for the strategy, development, implementation, and management of the leadership annual giving pipeline through the engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of leadership annual giving level donors. The associate director of leadership annual giving will connect alumni, donors, friends, volunteers, and other constituents to the campus, and ultimately increase annual giving to campus-wide schools, departments, and programs. This is a two-year renewable contract which includes all the same employee benefits afforded to career employees. Cover letter required.
Minimum Requirements: Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Work effectively with advancement staff in devising, analyzing, modifying, implementing, and evaluating development programs.
Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction, and setting priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities. Excellent problem-solving skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet departmental goals/deadlines.
Skill to maintain confidentiality.
Skill in evaluating and analyzing data and information to identify patterns, trends, and relationships, and formulating logical and objective conclusions or recommendations.
Working knowledge of the campus and/or medical center, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Proven computer skills to create documents, spreadsheets, and reports using Word, Access, Excel, or other software applications.
Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
Good written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and/or medical center and with external constituencies.
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.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including cultivation, stewardship, and donor recognition.
Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership annual gift fundraising, preferably within a major research university environment.
Collaborate with deans, directors, academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
Direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced writing skills to independently write concise, logical, grammatically correct analytical or narrative reports, correspondence, or proposals.
Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
Experience with Raiser's Edge or other constituent databases. Experience with exporting/importing data from or to different software applications; and operating knowledge of Internet for data gathering purposes.
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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview