Executive Director of Foundation Relations

Riverside, Riverside County
Feb 07, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Title: Executive Director of Foundation Relations
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Development
Date Posted: 02/06/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
This search is being handled by the search firm, Morris & Berger, 500 N. BRAND BOULEVARD-SUITE 2150-GLENDALE, CA 91203 -www.MORRISBERGER.com. Please direct inquiries, nominations, or resume and a one to two page letter of interest in confidence by email to: Karin Stellar, Morris & Berger, kstellar@morrisberger.com. Please refer to position number, #201402054123. Please note: Electronic submission is encouraged.

About the position: Under direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, the Executive Director of Foundation Relations will manage the strategy and day-to-day efforts to attract gifts from foundations in order to advance the fundraising priorities of UCR. The Executive Director identifies, cultivates, and maintains relationships with major foundations accordingly and is responsible for securing foundation gifts and building partnerships with foundations. The Executive Director will also oversee the Director of Foundation Relations. The responsibilities of the Executive Director of Foundation Relations affect all organizational units on campus relative to private support policies, procedures, and cultivation and solicitation activities. This is a two-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees.

Minimum Requirements:
Successful experience using a broad range of communication methods to shape management initiatives and build alliances and partnerships.
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.
Experience and demonstrated ability in strategic planning and action. Established expertise in creating and mobilizing issue and project-oriented coalitions.
Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills including the ability to work effectively with individuals from various status ranks from diverse institutional and community sectors to achieve common objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree.
Knowledge of a broad range of academic and institutional issues related to a major research university environment.
Experience raising Foundation funds for academic health organizations and/or medical schools.
Experience with fundraising in capital and comprehensive campaigns.

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 the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview