Updated: Jul 14, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Department: Bio Sci Deans Office
Job Opening ID: 20981Reports To: Executive Director of DevelopmentWorking Title: Associate Director of DevelopmentDepartment: Bio Sci Deans OfficeBargaining Unit: 99FLSA: ExemptPayroll Job Code: 007547Job Location: UCI Campus- IrvinePercent of Time: 100%Work Schedule: 8-5, M-FEmployee Class: Career Position Summary: UCI is a growing, dynamic, top-tier research university, the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and routinely ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities. The School of Biological Sciences is one of the largest schools at UCI, serving over 5000 undergraduate and graduate students. The development team serves under the leadership of the Dean and supports both faculty and staff in the advancement of the school’s research and education mission. Financial support to students and faculty, visits with donors and prospects, and pipeline development are key drivers for the success of the team. The development team works in collaboration with the school’s Marketing and Communications team to hone the School’s external messaging, develop and execute public events and activities, and promote our value proposition to the community. This is a key staff position on highly relied upon team for the Dean and school leadership. Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development is a fundraising professional who works collaboratively with the Development team in the School of Biological Sciences and University Advancement colleagues to lead specific campaign development programs and secure significant philanthropic support for the School of Biological Sciences, with a goal of raising $500,000 annually in annual and major gifts. The scope of responsibilities includes qualification, cultivation, and solicitation, of new and existing donors, donor engagement, meeting metrics, development and coordination of fundraising programs, development of collateral material, presentations, newsletters, stewardship, and coordination of leadership meetings. The incumbent performs coordination of complex duties that engages with confidential and sensitive information of a broad scope related to donor relations, annual and major gift fundraising, and public relations. Incumbent is a motivated individual willing to partner with development officers, and faculty in priority areas to create opportunities for friends, alumni, and corporations to give. The Associate Director of Development will manage and implement the annual fund, solicit leadership annual fund donations, and solicit major gifts. Compensation Range: Annually: $74,000.00 - $143,000.00 Department Website: https://www.bio.uci.edu/
Required: 2-5 years of professional fundraising experience, preferably at a higher education institution; or equivalent combination of education/experience.Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.Strong written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials.Strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution, and project management skills.Strong skills in maintaining confidentiality.Understanding of academic, research and education functions and operating principals of a major research university.Ability to work independently with department, school, and institutional goals in mind.Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving multiple and sometimes competing constituencies.Skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in writing, about private philanthropy in general and in particular as it applies to UCI. Preferred: Campaign fundraising experience preferred.Thorough working knowledge of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, and infrastructure.Working knowledge of Salesforce or comparable a donor/prospect database system. Special Conditions Required: Required to drive on occasion in order to perform the routine or essential job responsibilities for the position. Must possess a valid California driver license and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program. Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy
. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.