Associate Director of Development, Research Centers and Institutes
Salary: $67,300 - $99,900
Title: Associate Director of Development, Research Centers and Institutes
Category: Management and Professional
Date Posted: 01/29/2018
Position Information: Under the leadership of the associate vice chancellor for university development and directly reporting to the senior director of development for campus-wide initiatives, UC Riverside seeks a motivated, energetic, innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable individual to assume the position of associate director of development for research centers & institutes (ADoD-RCI). The individual in this position will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to grow the philanthropic pipeline and secure leadership major gifts in support of campus-wide research centers. UCR's research centers and institutes offer students and faculty opportunities to collaborate on pioneering research across disciplines and colleges. This position will help raise philanthropic support for nationally recognized interdisciplinary research centers such as the Center for Advanced Neuroimaging (CAN), the College of Engineering's Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), and the Center for Geospatial Sciences (CGS), the Stem Cell Center, and the Brain Games Center. The ADoD-RCI will identify and manage a group of approximately 150 prospects for major gifts. This will include local and some regional travel for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The ADoD-RCI will arrange appropriate opportunities for key research faculty and academic leaders to meet with potential donors, and will work collaboratively with other University Advancement colleagues to achieve fundraising goals. The ADoD-RCI will work closely with the vice chancellor for research and economic development and the administrative cabinet to plan and execute research center fundraising strategy as part of UC Riverside's $300 million comprehensive campaign, which runs through 2020. This is a two-year, renewable contract position which includes the same benefits afforded career employees. Cover letter and complete application required.
Minimum Requirements: Skill in evaluating and analyzing data and information to identify patterns, trends, and relationships, and formulating logical and objective conclusions or recommendations.
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.
Proven success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution goals and closing major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
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.
Demonstrated success at meeting predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution, and evaluation.
Proven computer skills to create documents, spreadsheets, and reports using Word, Access, Excel, or other software applications.
Demonstrated skills to work as a member of an office-wide team of professional and administrative colleagues. Skills to interact with diverse constituencies and to work collaboratively in teams and with other units of the campus.
General knowledge of the various types of charitable gifts, including, in-kind gifts, planned giving, gifts of securities, and gifts of real property.
Ability to work effectively with supervisor, deans and directors, academic and University Leaders, students, and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
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 written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.
Strong skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of a broad range of academic and institutional issues related to a major research university environment.
Experience in coordinating and integrating fundraising efforts with alumni, media relations, and marketing professionals within advancement. Experience in development and/or alumni affairs and/or annual giving.
Experience supporting capital or comprehensive campaigns in higher education.
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.
Thorough working knowledge of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
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