Assistant Dean for Development - School of Engineering/Computer Science

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Job Title Assistant Dean for Development - School of Engineering/Computer Science Union Level Department Univ Development Administration Campus Stockton Posting Number 201301551P Full or Part Time Full Time Number of Months 12 Work Schedule

Work performed during standard business hours. Must be prepared to work non-business hours and weekends. Frequent travel both local and overnight.

Position End Date Open Date 02/20/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

University of the Pacific, in consultation with Aspen Leadership Group, will begin reviewing applications materials immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to apply. Please include your resume and letter of interest upon application. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.

For nominations or further information please contact:
Aspen Leadership Group

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose

Responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive advancement program within the assigned School(s)/unit(s). Focusing on gift development, alumni relations, corporate relations, outreach, and communication with prospective donors.

The Assistant Dean for Development works closely with the Dean, faculty and staff of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the University Development and Alumni Relations team across Pacific’s three-city university campuses to develop and implement the school’s overall advancement program with alumni, corporations, and volunteer leadership.

Essential Functions

1.Works within the framework of the Prospect Management Program and the Major Gift Officer Guidelines.

2.Develops and actively maintains a pool of 150 major donor prospects distributed among identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship stages.

3.Develops strategies for cultivating and soliciting major donor prospects in the gift range of $50,000 and up.

4.Supervises and conducts activities for cultivation and solicitation of gifts to the School conducting face to face prospect visits and major gift solicitations to achieve fundraising goals.

5.Develops and annually updates strategic short, mid, and long range plans for fund raising.

6.Records and reports via advancement software all information learned during visits with major donor prospects.

7.Work with the Dean to oversee the Dean’s Council, and other related volunteer boards or councils.

8.Increases visibility of the school within the university, professional organizations, and community.

9.Participates in University and School events that involve external constituents to engage constituents and foster gift support.

10.Other duties as assigned by University Development and the Dean.

11.The percentage of time spent on job responsibilities will vary based on the annual goal setting documents.

Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree; (7) seven years fundraising experience.
•Demonstrated experience fundraising in a higher education setting.
•Demonstrated knowledge and proven success in fundraising and campaigns and ability to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects.
•Ability to lead, manage, motivate and supervise staff and volunteers.
•Demonstrated ability to write concept papers, proposals, grants and reports.
•Advance knowledge of laws and regulations related to philanthropic gift standards and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

•Three (3) years of experience raising major gifts of $50,000+
•Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
•Related professional certification in relevant field and campaigns.

Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
•Expertise and success with fundraising and national philanthropic best practices.
•Solid negotiation, public relations and strategic planning skills.
•Excellent organization, presentation, public relations, marketing and event management skills.
•Experience in goal setting, program coordination, and utilizing protocols for conducting meetings.
•Ability to develop and monitor budgets and schedules.
•Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
•Advance knowledge of laws and regulations related to philanthropic gift standards and practices.
•Resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and demonstrated initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change. Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.
•Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with University Development, academic faculty and staff to achieve defined goals for each academic unit.
•Initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines.
•Skills to use a personal computer and computer software programs at the level of sophistication required for the development and marketing duties. Proven ability to use MS Office Suite, Email, calendaring systems and database programs.
•Encompass traits of good judgment, confidentiality and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents.
•Understanding of university academic, scholarship and education functions and operating principles.
•Outstanding verbal communication skills; excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, grasping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Work performed during standard business hours. Must be prepared to work non-business hours and weekends. Frequent travel both local and overnight.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range Commensurate with experience, exempt Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have seven (7) or more years of fundraising experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is the largest gift you have closed? Please describe the gift strategy/process behind it?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience personally soliciting (face-to-face) gifts for $50,000 and above.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What are your personal attributes that qualify you for this position and why?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your experience with metrics based fundraising and moves management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
    • University of the Pacific Website
    • Craigslist
    • LinkedIn
    • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
    • Chronicle of HIgher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
    • Modesto Bee
    • Pacific Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • Professional or Association Listserv
    • Publication or website from a professional organization
    • Sacramento Bee
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • Stockton Record
    • Agency Referral
    • Other Online Job Board
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document




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Posted: 2/21/2019
Application Due: 2/25/2019
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