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
The Executive Director of Planned Giving will identify, cultivate,
and solicit major outright and deferred gift prospects, and those
whose gifts involve complex tax and investment planning
considerations; market various deferred and outright gifting
techniques to various internal and external audiences, provide
leadership and technical assistance to donors, professional
advisors, volunteers and University Advancement colleagues
regarding the tax and financial aspects of charitable giving; and,
as requested, complete other projects enhancing the University of
California, Irvine's ability to secure a greater number of
high-value major outright and deferred gifts. Serve as the campus'
strategic gift planning expert.
UC Irvine Campus
Job Opening ID:
Associate Vice Chancellor
Executive Director of Development, Planned
commensurate with experience
Seven to ten years' successful professional development and/or
fundraising-related experience, preferably in higher education, OR,
any equivalent combinations of education and/or experience from
which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience /
Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor
relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures,
and techniques. 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, policies, etc. Expert written
and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen,
to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the
organization and with outside constituencies. Expert skills in
making persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and
objectives for a location in order to secure gifts. Expert
organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Expert
project / program management skills, including skills in setting
and meeting program / project goals and objectives within budget
and time constraints. Expert level skills in maintaining
confidentiality. Extensive experience in the completion of complex
and detailed proposals and related materials. Extensive experience
in working independently with both school and institutional goals
in mind. Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Salesforce or a
comparable donor/prospect database system. Extensive demonstrable
experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments.
Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or deadlines.
Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations.
Advanced degree preferred (JD or MBA)
CSPG and/or CFRE preferred
Special Conditions Required:
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
the UC nondiscrimination policy .
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with
disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact
Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.