Director of Development, UCR School of Business Administration (SoBA)

Riverside, Riverside County
Jun 20, 2014
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C-Level & Executive Directors
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Title: Director of Development, UCR School of Business Administration (SoBA)
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Development
Date Posted: 06/19/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for External Relations, UCR School of Business Administration (SoBA), the incumbent is responsible for the conceptualization, planning, and implementation of a development and fund raising program that will result in the generation of private support including corporate, foundation, and individual major gifts for program initiatives of SoBA. This is a two-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. We recruit experienced and talented individuals with a passion for higher education and a history of high performance. Sound like you? Apply today!

The UC Riverside School of Business Administration (SoBA): Nationally-Ranked, Internationally-Recognized. It has gone by many names, but for nearly 40 years, the School of Business Administration at the University of California, Riverside has provided students with an outstanding research-based education in the field of business. One of only three University of California schools that offer both an undergraduate and graduate component, the School of Business Administration is a professional school that offers students a unique opportunity to become "leading thinkers leading growth."

Distinguished by sixty years of high-impact research, UC Riverside is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities at home and abroad - air, water, energy, health, transportation, agriculture and more. Recognized as one of the nation's most diverse universities, with more than half of our 21,000+ student population made up of first-generation scholars, Washington Monthly ranked UCR second in the nation (2013) for civic engagement, research and social mobility. A member of the prestigious 10 campus University of California system, we are one of only six campuses named to the New America Foundation's 2013 list of "Next Generation Universities," as well as a Top-35 "Best Value School" according to U.S. News & World Report (2014). The premier world university ranking - the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities - lists UCR among the Top 150 worldwide (2013).

Minimum Requirements:
-Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related field.

-Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fund raising, preferably within a major research university environment.

-Understanding of academic, research and education functions and operation principles of a major research university.

-Experience and skill in directing a complex development program within a major university.

-Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, design and implement a development program. Ability to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.

-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve fund raising goals.

-Ability to work effective with other advancement staff in devising, analyzing, modifying, implementing, and evaluating development programs.

-Skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in writing, about private gift fund raising in general and in particular as it applies to UCR.

-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.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Advanced degree.

-Three to five years experience in fundraising, preferably in higher education.

-Knowledge of a broad range of academic and institutional issues related to a major research university environment.

-Experience with major fundraising and capital campaigns.

-Demonstrated experience in the management and supervision of staff personnel.

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