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 Executive Director of Development
(EDOD) for Cancer and UCI Health System Programs is a senior-level
development professional who manages a large and complex
fundraising program with complex constituencies and programs
through a large professional staff, including both fundraising and
non-fundraising professionals and related administrative support
staff. The EDOD works collaboratively with physicians to secure
significant philanthropic investments to support their respective
programs. The EDOD is responsible for managing a personal portfolio
of high-capacity donors and the incumbent's effectiveness will be
evaluated on the ability to achieve financial goals and meet
individual and group metrics for the team under management. The
EDOD will serve as a member of the Health Advancement leadership
team and is also expected to be a highly collaborative colleague
within University Advancement.
Job Opening ID: 22932 Reports To: Associate Vice Chancellor, Health
Advancement Working Title: Executive Director of Development,
Cancer & UCI Health System Programs Department: Health
Advancement Bargaining Unit: 99 FLSA: Exempt Payroll Job Code:
000466 Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine Percent of Time: 100% Work
Schedule: M-F, 8-5 Employee Class: Career
At least ten years of successful professional development and/or
fundraising related experience, preferably in an academic
Experience-based knowledge of principles and practices of
fundraising for comprehensive research university, including the
ability to direct a complex development program.
Proven track record of success in principal gift fundraising at
a complex, higher education research or academic healthcare
Experienced in operating under a prospect moves-management
system that utilizes a central database. 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.
Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to
Experience in campaign planning is desired.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor, and
public relations, including principles, concepts, techniques, and
Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related
Advanced knowledge of design and implementation of
identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies and
Advanced skills to conceive, design, implement and evaluate
effective fundraising programs.
Advanced knowledge of leadership and management principles,
concepts, techniques, etc.
Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving
priorities and communication plans.
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
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.
Advanced marketing skills.
Advanced strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical and
Strong collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to
communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone.
Ability to represent the institution professionally, externally,
Collaborative in nature knowing that many donors' interests
involve multiple parts of the university Ability to work
independently with both School and institutional goals in mind.
Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while
Ability to effectively manage complex situations involving
multiple and sometimes competing constituencies.
Strong people management skills to effectively recruit, engage,
manage, and develop a professional development team.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Salesforce or
comparable a donor/prospect database system
Special Conditions Preferred:
May work long hours to meet fundraising commitments.
Local, regional, and national travel is required.
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
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with
disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact
Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.