Director of Development, Student Success
8AM - 5PM
$84,500 - $125,500
Under the leadership of and reporting directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development, UC Riverside seeks a motivated, energetic, innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable fundraiser to assume the position of director of development (DoD) for Student Success programs. The individual in this position will develop and execute long-and short-term strategies to grow the philanthropic pipeline and secure major gifts ($25,000 and above) in support of UC Riverside's undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UC Riverside is committed to providing financial resources and an outstanding education to the bright, dynamic students who have worked hard to gain admission. Primary areas of focus for the DoD will be scholarships, endowments, and endowed graduate student fellowships. The DoD will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of approximately 150 prospective and current donors and will have some local and regional travel. The DoD will arrange appropriate opportunities for key faculty, researchers, and academic leaders to meet with potential donors, and work collaboratively with other University Advancement development officers to achieve fundraising goals. The DoD will be instrumental in planning and executive the Student Success fundraising strategy as part of UC Riverside's $300 million comprehensive campaign, which will run through 2020. This is a two year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. Cover Letter is required.
Demonstrated success at meeting predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation.
Ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
Advanced oral and interpersonal communication skills, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism and discretion in order to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Advanced skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of campus goals/objectives and securing gifts.
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 gifts ($25,000+) 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 prospects.
Experience with exporting/importing data from or to different software applications; and operating knowledge of Internet for data gathering purposes.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Advanced organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution, and strong project management skills.
Very strong skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to make persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.
Experience supporting capital or comprehensive campaigns in higher education.
General knowledge of various types of charitable gifts, including in kind gifts, gifts of securities planned giving vehicles and gifts of real property.
Ability to work effectively with student organizations parent programs and faculty.
Experience using Raiser's Edge or other CRM databases.
Advanced working knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and/or throughout higher education/healthcare generally. Advanced working of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
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