Director of Development - School of Education

Irvine, Orange County
May 09, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Department: Education
Req No.: 2014-0126
Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Job Summary

The Director of Development (DOD) for the School of Education is a senior professional who works collaboratively with Dean of the School of Education and University Advancement (UA) to lead the development program of the School and secure significant philanthropic investments to support it. The primary activity of the DOD is externally focused to secure private philanthropic support and the DOD's effectiveness will be evaluated on the ability to achieve financial goals and meet metrics. The DOD reports directly to the Dean, with a dotted line to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Constituent Development. The DOD is expected to serve as a member of the Dean's leadership team and to also be a highly collaborative colleague with other development officers across the campus.


Salary: Range Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Career Position.

Final candidate subject to background check.

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Job Description
Job Essential Function 1
Percent of Time: 100%
Direct the implementation and coordination of a comprehensive unit-based development program by identifying, qualifying, cultivating and soliciting annual, major and planned gifts for the School to meet the philanthropic objectives of the School using the policies and procedures established by UA for best practices.  
Oversee the recruitment, organization, training and support of a council of volunteers who will assist the Dean in raising funds on behalf of the School.
Work routinely and closely with the Dean, support the Dean's fundraising priorities, and serve as a member of the School's leadership team:
Work with the Dean, chairs, department heads and center directors to identify, assess and prioritize funding opportunities within the School
Foster successful fundraising in the School by preparing the Dean and other academic leaders to participate routinely and effectively in development activities and prospect appointments
Direct programs that encourage relationships with the School's donors, prospects, and alumni
Work collaboratively with the School's communications and events staff in order to advance and align the School's image and reputation with its philanthropic constituencies
Oversee the School's stewardship efforts using UA's systems for gift recording, reporting, and acknowledgments
Build the School's pipeline of support from alumni, board members, and the corporate sector by:
Conducting at least 12 documented personal appointment contacts, per month
Qualifying 30-40 new major gift prospects through personal appointments, annually
Soliciting 24 major gift prospects, annually
Conducting 10-15 stewardship moves annually, including hand delivering stewardship reports
Securing $1 million in new gifts and commitments for the School
Proactively manage a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, developing and executing prospect strategies leading to solicitation and philanthropic investment:

Guided by the direction and scope of a prospect s interest, collaborate with various School faculty and institute/center directors, and other UCI fundraisers to leverage their maximum philanthropic potential
Manage relationships with key private foundations by building relationships with UA foundation relations officers, ensure effective and timely grants management and stewardship, and develop and submit written proposals, budgets, and other collateral materials  
Collaborate with various UA offices and functions -- including stewardship, research and prospect management, financial services, annual giving, and development   to advance these prospect strategies and use the UA prospect management and tracking system
Participate, as a member of the UA constituent development team, in development activities on a campus level and serve as a resource to other unit-based development colleagues about the School's fundraising opportunities
Plan and monitor an annual development operating budget
Work in a fast-paced, results oriented environment with complex and evolving relationships and priorities
Bachelor's degree and five years successful professional development and/or fundraising related experience, preferably in higher education: OR, any equivalent combinations of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved
Experience-based knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising for a comprehensive research university
Strong collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone
Experienced in operating under a prospect moves-management system that utilizes a central database
Self-starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify a significant volume of new prospects
Collaborative in nature knowing that many donors  interests involve multiple parts of the university
Documented success personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that leverage a relationship-building and moves-management approach leading to successful gift closure
Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments
Ability to work independently with both School and institutional goals in mind
Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible
Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving multiple and sometimes competing constituencies
Ability to represent the institution professionally, externally and internally
Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials
Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties
Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Ellucian (Advance) or comparable a donor/prospect database system
Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans
Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-5210.
Bend: Occasionally
Squat: Not Applicable
Crawl: Not Applicable
Climb: Occasionally
Kneel: Occasionally
Handle Objects: Occasionally
Push/Pull: Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Sit: Constantly
Stand: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Use Fine Finger Movements: Constantly
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Read/Comprehend: Constantly
Write: Constantly
Perform Calculations: Frequently
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Constantly
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Not Applicable
Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable
Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable
Confined Spaces: Not Applicable
Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Not Applicable
Gas System: Not Applicable
Other Working Conditions:
Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or deadlines.  Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations.    
Requires very little physical effort. May work long hours to meet fundraising commitments. Local, regional, and national travel is required.
This position will require a laptop computer, telephone, mobile phone, corporate card, membership and business cards.PI77160395