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Assistant Vice Chancellor, Campus Development & Principal Gifts

University of California, Irvine
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary: In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. A top public university, UCI has become internationally recognized for improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community. Today, UCI continues to inspire change and pioneer new ideas with the support of its generous partners, alumni, and friends. Through the combined efforts of the University Advancement & Alumni relations team, the university is able to share its amazing achievements, build lasting relationships and generate support for important campus programs and initiatives. University Advancement seeks to strengthen contributions in research, education, and service; accelerate the university's place among globally preeminent research universities; and bring together passions, skills, and creativity to further improve people's lives. The Assistant Vice Chancellor, Development (AVC) is responsible for providing vision and leadership for campus-based development programs and overseeing Central Advancement development including Major/Principal Gifts. The Assistant Vice Chancellor will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor, University Advancement and collaborate with Campus Development Officers to coordinate donor priorities across UCI ensuring philanthropic aspirations are identified and managed in a unified and strategic manner across the campus. This role is responsible for personally leading a staff of five fundraising professionals and managing a portfolio of leadership donors, cultivating, and soliciting prospects at the $1 million level and above with an annual fundraising goal of $5 million, and will play a key role in the planning, execution, and direction of UC Irvine's Brilliant Future campaign. The Assistant Vice Chancellor will share in the group's success of approximately $15-20M annually. The AVC will work in close partnership with the Advancement Executive Leadership Team to define and accomplish the university's overall annual and campaign fundraising goals.Required: At least ten years of demonstrated and documented experience with development program planning, where the incumbent was responsible for closing multiple annual gifts at the million-dollar gifts as well as successfully managing fundraisers to close million dollars plus gifts. Proven track record in successfully developing and implementing a multi-million-dollar fundraising campaign at a four-year institution. Deep experience overseeing and successfully managing to positive measurable fundraising results a moves management, metrics-based major gifts, and development program. Proven management experience and skills to effectively organize, direct, motivate, mentor, and evaluate other professional and support staff and volunteers is essential. Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor, and public relations, including principles, concepts, techniques, and procedures. Advanced knowledge of design and implementation of identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies and techniques. Advanced skills to conceive, design, implement and evaluate effective fundraising programs. Advanced knowledge of leadership and management principles, concepts, techniques, etc. Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects. Advanced knowledge of the campus and/or medical center, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, and issues of concern both on campus and/or medical center as well as in higher education, research and medical care or clinical operations. Advanced leadership/management skills, including skills to select, train, mentor, motivate and evaluate all levels of staff. Advanced written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies. Advanced skills to meet predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts and meeting fundraising objectives. Advanced political acumen skills. Resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change. Advanced strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical and persuasion/negotiation skills. Demonstrated ability to support and contribute to the University's commitment to diversity. Advanced marketing skills. Possess traits of good judgment, confidentiality, and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents. Knowledge and understanding of information systems and databases that support institutional advancement. Articulate and persuasive presenter to large and small groups to effectively represent UCI to internal and external constituents. Ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize and motivate development staff to achieve fundraising goals, utilizing a strong bottom-line orientation. Demonstrated leadership skills to inspire confidence as well as to motivate others. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of development in a major research university setting. The ability to conceptualize and implement development programs of large size and complexity, including the ability to envision and articulate future direction. Preferred: Graduate degree preferred. Knowledge and understanding of shared academic governance and its relationship to an effective fundraising program in higher education. Familiarity with the key issues facing public higher education, particularly as they impact a public research university, is required. Special Conditions Required: May work occasional evenings and weekends. May be 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.


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