Sr. Executive Director, Individual Giving, Development

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Sr. Executive Director, Individual Giving, Development Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201902288841 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $106,000 - $208,800 Position Information Anticipated budgeted amount for this position is $145,000 - $160,000. The Sr. Executive Director for Individual Giving reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Development, and serves on the senior development leadership team. The incumbent will oversee development officers within the Central Development Office whose focus will be on individual giving at the major gift level. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of the following areas within Central Development - Regional Development, Planned Giving, and Athletics. In conjunction with the Associate Vice Chancellor, the Executive Director will help to create a holistic, strategic and thoughtful approach to the development operation. As a leader on the Development team, the Executive Director will play an essential role in helping UC Riverside complete a transformative and comprehensive fundraising campaign. Please note: this is a two-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. Applications without a cover letter and completed application will not be considered. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, including excellent political acumen skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
Excellent skills in meeting predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts and meeting fundraising goals.
Excellent knowledge of leadership/management concepts, procedures, techniques and best practices.
Excellent leadership/management skills to select, train, mentor, evaluate and motivate staff.
Excellent knowledge of the campus, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure and current issues of concern and knowledge of issues of concern for higher education generally.
Excellent strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, persuasion/negotiation skills and marketing skills.
Excellent knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations including advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Demonstrated leadership in working with key volunteer organizations, including advisory board members and/or major donors to the schools/colleges.
Minimum of five+ years demonstrated fundraising or similar leadership experience, preferably in a higher education institution.
Must be able to demonstrate independent decision-making ability and sound judgment in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.
Possess an intuitive sense of the large enterprise combined with a practical, project orientation.
The ability to inspire confidence as well as motivate others, and the ability to excel in the framework of a highly complex research institution with significant aspirations.
Demonstrated experience in developing and managing budgets, built on an institution's strategic mission, as well as programmatic planning.
Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated experience in developing and/or advising fundraising strategy, working with an institution's advancement leadership.

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.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 4/11/2019
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