Associate Director of Development - 20981-1A

University of California-Irvine
UCI Campus
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Oct 13, 2021

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Updated: Jul 14, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
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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: 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.


Founded in 1965, UC Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Over five remarkable decades, UCI has become internationally recognized for efforts that are improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community.UC student center

With more than 33,000 students, 1,200 faculty members and 10,000 staff, UCI is among the fastest-growing campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles. Orange County’s second-largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $5 billion.

UCI is a center for quality education that honors classic instruction while incorporating the best new scholarship. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UCI among the nation’s best universities. Achievements in the sciences, social sciences, social ecology, arts, humanities, medicine and business also have garnered numerous national rankings for UCI’s schools, departments and programs. Three UCI researchers have won Nobel Prizes – most recently Irwin Rose, in chemistry, in 2004.

Interdisciplinary research, a UCI hallmark, is evident in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Calit2, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Center for the Study of Democracy, Institute of Transportation Studies, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and innovative instructional programs in biomedical engineering, international studies, global cultures, arts and technology, and other collaborations.

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UCI reaches beyond the classroom and laboratory to help solve societal issues and support human development. In the health sciences, UCI is noted for its research on cancer, the neurosciences and the genetic underpinnings of disease. UCI Medical Center, Orange County’s only university hospital and Level I trauma center, has been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years.

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UCI is benefiting the community and the world in countless ways through its scholarly, scientific, creative and economic contributions. On its way to becoming a flagship UC campus and one of the nation’s very best universities, UCI has embarked on a strategic plan that will ensure the campus continues to inspire excellence as it fulfills its research, teaching and public service missions in the decades ahead.

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