Sr. Director of Development, CNAS

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Sr. Director of Development, CNAS Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 23422206 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $97,000 - $191,000 Position Information Under the leadership of the Assistant Dean for Development and in close collaboration with the Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), UC Riverside seeks a Senior Director of Development (SDoD) who will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to grow the college's philanthropic pipeline and secure annual, major, planned, and principal gifts that will benefit endowments, research programs, and student success. The SDoD will manage a portfolio of approximately 100 individual donors and will travel locally and nationally for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes. The SDoD will arrange appropriate opportunities for key faculty and academic leadership to meet with prospective donors and will work collaboratively with other University Advancement colleagues to achieve fundraising goals. The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences' 13 departments comprise the college's three academic divisions led by three Divisional Deans: Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences, as well as a fourth Divisional Dean for Student Affairs. This unique structure has resulted in the need for dedicated philanthropic engagement from an incumbent who will be instrumental in planning and executing strategies in collaboration with the CNAS Development team. Please note: this is a three-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees and is in accordance with all development officer contracts at UC Riverside. The budgeted amount for this position is up to $120,000. This position may require to travel up to 50% of the time. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree Preferred
Certifications Certification Requirement Certified Fundraising Executive Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required 6 years of experience in fundraising is higher education or a major research environment Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Required Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required Travel Required Requires travel to multiple work sites, including meetings and events on and off campus. Occasional domestic travel may be required, as well as nontraditional work hours to accommodate evening and/or weekends that coincide with events and meetings. Required
Minimum Requirements Expert knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Expert knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and/or throughout higher education/healthcare, generally. Expert knowledge of the location, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Expert organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Expert project/program management skills, including skills in setting and meeting program/project goals and objectives within budget and time constraints.
Expert written and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Expert skills in making persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.
Expert level skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters as they relate to sensitive donor relations issues.
Proven ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals. Ability to work effectively with other advancement staff in devising, analyzing, modifying, implementing, and evaluating development programs.
Experience to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including cultivation, stewardship and donor recognition.Ability to travel outside of normal business hours.
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.
Exceptional skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in writing, about private gift fundraising in general and in particular as it applies to UCR.
Ability to conceptualize, design and implement a development program.
Preferred Qualifications 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 is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

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.

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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 8/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time