UC San Diego
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, OFFICE OF GIFT
Filing Deadline: Mon 12/27/2021
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Serves as an expert or lead development professional in a
specialized area such as major / principal gifts, gift planning or
corporate / foundation relations, or a specific academic discipline
such as Health Sciences which has an environment that includes, or
potentially includes, donors capable of making very significant
contributions to the campus and / or medical center. Maintains a
portfolio of donor prospects that include the most influential,
complex or highest rated donors. May maintain and manage
portfolio(s) of senior campus leadership including the Chancellor
and VCs. May have authority to make commitments and
precedent-setting decisions regarding program design, development,
and procedures. May oversee the work of professional and support
staff. Position is expected to raise gift dollar amounts as
established at each fundraiser specialization.
• Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor
relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures,
• Expert knowledge of all aspects of the location, including
current issues of concern for both the campus and / or throughout
higher education / healthcare, generally.
• Expert knowledge of the location, including its vision,
mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
• Expert knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations,
• Expert written and interpersonal communication skills,
including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working
relationships throughout the organization and with outside
• Expert project / program management skills, including skills
in setting and meeting program / project goals and objectives
within budget and time constraints.
• Extensive experience in institutional fundraising with a
specialization in gift planning.
• Demonstrated success at raising philanthropic support by
developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans for
planned gifts over $100,000.
• Thorough understanding and of the technical aspects of all
types of planned gifts, including bequests, life-income gifts, and
gifts of insurance and retirement assets.Thorough understanding of
technical aspects of non-cash gifts, including gifts of marketable
securities, real property and tangible personal property.
• Proven experience in a planned giving, tax or financial
• Demonstrated high proficiency with standard planned giving
software (i.e., Crescendo, PG Calc).
• Effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good
working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, donors,
prospects, volunteers, and university leadership.
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills that
demonstrate correct grammar, syntax and format.
• Experience providing meaningful planned giving proposals in
collaboration with development colleagues.
• Thorough understanding of donor/prospect research and the
ability to extract utilize pertinent information in a timely
• Experience with developing budgets and using financial
information to project budgetary needs.
• Advanced college degree and/or professional certification in
law, business, financial or tax planning (J.D.,M.B.A., C.F.P., or
• Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.Occasional
evenings and weekends may be required.
• Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC
COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented
proof or approved exception/deferral).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran
status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete
University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action
policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html