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Senior Executive Director of Development

Employer
University of California, San Diego
Location
California, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 9, 2021

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Position Type
Executive
Fields
Academic Centers, Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of California San Diego in the search for a Senior Executive Director of Development.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development, the Senior Executive Director of Development will coordinate with the Associate Vice Chancellor and Deans to assure that all development activities are in accordance with program priorities and policies. The Senior Executive Director will provide strong leadership in strategizing and facilitating opportunities for major gift fundraising from the community and alumni, and will carry a portfolio of top major and principal gift prospects. The Senior Executive Director will create an environment that enhances communication and encourages collaboration among General Campus, Health Sciences and all areas of Advancement.

The Senior Executive Director will provide leadership and overall program strategy in the planning, coordination, and implementation of fundraising for assigned units of the General Campus. In addition, the Senior Executive Director will be a principal architect of key fundraising strategies related to campaign goals and will partner with the Associate Vice Chancellor and campus leadership on strategic design, tactical implementation, and fundraising for the campaign.

The Senior Executive Director will also work with the Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief of Operations for University Development, and Advancement Budget office regarding resource management and any budgetary and financial issues and will be responsible for resource management, proposing annual budget requests, funding agreement input, assessing budgetary and staff requirements for all areas of responsibility, establishing and supervising performance metrics standards, and achieving fundraising goals collectively through managed units.

UC San Diego was founded in 1960 as a forward-thinking research institution for graduate and undergraduate study. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, established in 1903 and now a division of the university, served as a catalyst for UC San Diego’s initial growth. Today, the campus has evolved to encompass six academic divisions and six graduate and professional schools. In addition, all undergraduates enroll in one of seven colleges—each with distinct neighborhoods, residence facilities, staff, traditions, and general education requirements. A $1.5 billion research enterprise, UC San Diego is situated in the heart of one of the most densely concentrated innovation hubs in the nation. UC San Diego is a unique place where fresh ideas are translated into solutions that nurture the physical and economic well-being of the planet—from wireless health technologies and unlocking the mysteries of the human brain to developing sustainable methods of food and energy production.

The university values each member of the UC San Diego community for their individual and unique talents, and applauds all efforts to enhance the quality of campus life. It recognizes that each individual's effort is vital to achieving the goals of the university. It affirms each individual's right to dignity and strives to maintain a climate of justice marked by mutual respect for each other. It values the cultural diversity of UC San Diego because it enriches lives and the university. It celebrates this diversity and supports respect for all cultures, by both individuals and the university as a whole.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of advancement experience, preferably in a higher education environment. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the University of California San Diego and the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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