Director of Development, Bourns College of Engineering

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Director of Development, Bourns College of Engineering Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201908135302 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $86,500 - $170,500 Position Information The anticipated budgeted amount for this position is $95,000 - $110,000. Under the general direction of the Senior Director of Development, Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), the incumbent helps to create and implement extensive programs of engagement between the campus and external constituencies; to encourage major and principal gifts and private philanthropy for BCOE. The incumbent ensures the success of multiple fundraising projects with a focus on corporate philanthropy and initiatives to support student success. Please note: all university development officers sign three-year renewable contracts which include the same employee benefits afforded career employees. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required 3 years in fundraising or a record of demonstrated achievement within a major research university environment. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
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.
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.
Proven success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institutional goals, and closing gifts ($25,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
Demonstrated success at meeting predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution, and evaluation.
Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and prospects.
Ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and university leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
Experience with exporting/importing data from or to different software applications; and operating knowledge of internet for data gathering purposes.
Preferred Qualifications Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.

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.

Experience using Raiser's Edge or other CRM databases.

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.

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: 9/4/2019
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