Director of Annual Giving
8AM - 5PM
$75,400 - $111,900
The Director of Annual Giving (DAG) leads the strategic planning, implementation, and continuation of multi-channel annual giving campaigns that increase contributions and participation from alumni/ae, parents, and other friends of the University. Under the direct leadership of the Senior Director of Annual Giving and Prospect Research the DAG works with campus partners to design and execute a dynamic annual giving program informed by cutting-edge predictive data analytics and best practices of both UC Riverside and the annual giving community-at-large. The DAG will work with the organizational budget to provide Senior Leadership with annual giving analyses, reports, and recommendations. This position requires a strong commitment to philanthropy, effective communication and writing skills, prospect research and organizational skills, and knowledge of annual giving best practices, trends, and technology. Works with and supervises the Associate Director of Annual Giving. Overtime the incumbent may carry a portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects and donors. Please note: applicants may be required to submit work samples as part of the selection process. Additionally, some interview questions may contain content review, which may include reading and editing.
Expert knowledge and understanding of general issues in higher education and campus specific issues.
Expert skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and skill to effectively address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues.
Expert skill to quickly identify and develop strategies to effectively communicate the institution's message.
Expert knowledge of alumni, internal and external constituencies, including their composition and areas of concern.
Demonstrated success at meeting predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation.
Expert level analytical and decision-making skills, sound judgment and highly developed political acumen.
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.
Expert, thorough, in-depth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, infrastructure, history, long-range strategic plans, current issues of concern, accomplishments and awards.
Strong knowledge of direct mail. social media, e-solicitation, and stewardship and the acknowledgement process.
Expert knowledge of the principles and concepts of building and maintaining effective relationships with alumni and key constituencies to achieve institutional goals and objectives.
Ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and University leaders and colleagues to achieve goals.
Expert level written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including attentive listening skills and skill to ascertain constituency perception.
Skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in writing, about strategic fundraising and programmatic activities in general and in particular as it applies to UC Riverside. Demonstrated ability to compose business correspondence to donors and others in a very tactful yet informative manner.
Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive campus-wide program for annual gifts, establishing goals and objectives that translate into annual operating plans and appropriate staff assignments.
Experience with large database management systems, preferably Raiser's Edge NXT. Innovation and ability to identify/evaluate technological solutions for automation projects.
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
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