The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University
of California San Diego in the search for a Senior Director of
Development, Rady School of Management.
Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Development, the
Senior Director of Development will plan and implement strategies
for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
of major and principal gift prospects for the Rady School of
Management. The Senior Director will formulate, manage, and
implement the school's fundraising program including major and
principal gifts, donor relations, and volunteer activities. The
Senior Director will prepare written and oral presentations to
prospective donors; develop gift opportunities consistent with the
priorities of the Rady School and UC San Diego's mission; and
collaborate with colleagues across Advancement and the
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. Entrepreneurism
thrives with nearly a dozen incubator resource centers on campus.
UC San Diego's research has helped launch licensed start-ups—more
than 1,000 companies around the world use or have used technology
created there, providing hundreds of jobs and fueling acquisitions
by tech giants like Cisco and Apple. UC San Diego is the nation’s
4th strongest university in start-up creation and provides $16.5
billion in total annual economic impact in California.
The Rady School of Management is a nexus for management research
with economic impact. Its ethical, entrepreneurial leaders hone
their skills and knowledge to make positive impact through novel,
collaborative breakthroughs. It pioneers discoveries with its
interdisciplinary peers and takes its shared insights into local,
national, and international markets. Since its founding 14 years
ago, the Rady School has emerged as a key resource for the San
Diego region – its upstart alumni have founded more than 115
companies, generating an estimated $150 million in revenue per year
and employing over 1,025 people.
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
five years of experience as a successful frontline fundraiser. 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.