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Senior Director of Development, Rady School of Management

University of California, San Diego
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising
Academic Centers
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 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 campus.

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.

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