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University of California, Riverside
  • Position Number: 1702493
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: vhe_category

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$97,000 - $191,000

Position Information
The budgeted amount for this position is $125,000- $135,000. Under the leadership of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development and in close collaboration with the deans of the School of Public Policy (SPP), the Graduate School of Education (GSOE), and University Extension, UC Riverside seeks a motivated, energetic, innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable individual to assume the position of Senior Director of Development for Education and Policy. The individual in this position will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to grow the philanthropic pipeline and secure major gifts ($25,000 and up) in support of the School of Public Policy, the Graduate School of Education, and University Extension. The Senior DoD will identify and manage approximately 150 prospective donors and will travel locally and statewide frequently for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes. The Senior DoD will arrange appropriate opportunities for key faculty and academic leadership to meet with prospective donors and will work collaboratively with other University Advancement colleagues to achieve fundraising goals. The Senior DoD will supervise the Director of Development for Education and Policy and the Associate Director of Development for University Extension and be instrumental in planning and executing, in collaboration with the SPP, GSOE, and University Extension development teams, fundraising strategies to achieve the University's $300M "Living the Promise" campaign goal by 2020. This is a three-year, renewable contract position that includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. A cover letter is required. The School of Public Policy offers students and faculty the opportunity to collaborate with policymakers and policy practitioners in a number of policy areas, including environmental (including water), health, energy, economic development, immigration, and social policies. The central mission of UCR Extension is to offer exceptional educational experiences and lifelong learning opportunities for all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. The Graduate School of Education prepares students to become administrators, educators, advocates, and scholars who promote excellence and equity in every area of education. Please note: UC Riverside career employees who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of candidates from the campus is not identified, qualified candidates from the UC system or external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department.

Minimum Requirements
Expert knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Expert organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Expert project/program management skills, including skills in setting and meeting program/project goals and objectives within budget and time constraints.
Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Expert level skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Expert knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and/or throughout higher education/healthcare, generally. Expert knowledge of the location, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives,achievements and infrastructure.
Expert written and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Expert skills in making persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.

Preferred Qualifications
General knowledge of various types of charitable gifts including in-kind gifts, gifts of securities, and planned giving vehicles.

Exceptional skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in writing, about private gift fundraising in general and in particular as it applies to UCR.

Exceptional organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.

Experience in coordinating and integrating fundraising efforts with alumni, media relations and marketing professionals within advancement. Experience in development and/or alumni affairs and/or annual giving.

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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