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UC San Diego
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 9, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Community Foundations
Employment Type
Full Time
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UC San Diego


Extended Deadline: Mon 1/24/2022

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience


Reporting to the Executive Director of Development - Strategic Initiatives (EDOD-SI), the Associate Director of Development - Strategic Initiatives (ADOD-SI) will be responsible for securing private support gifts ($25,000 and above) for priorities identified by Health Sciences leadership. The ADOD-SI will be responsible for managing a prospect/donor portfolio in various stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. (50%)


Additional emphasis (50%) will be placed on executing strategies for successful donor identification, engagement and cultivation for broad, multi-disciplinary Health Sciences initiatives. There will be significant responsibility in contributing to donor engagement events, marketing communication plans, and volunteer community committees for the Strategic Initiatives Team. Facilitating and building productive relationships with academic and medical center faculty and staff is paramount.


Health Sciences Advancement works in a centralized, collaborative team environment with consistent coaching and feedback. The ideal candidate is a consummate professional and thrives in a fast-paced campaign, metrics/results-driven fundraising environment. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, entrepreneurial in spirit, and enthusiastic to try new things. Thecandidate has a strong work ethic and a successful track record of building and growing productive relationships with colleagues, faculty and community partners.


• Must have access to reliable transportation.

• Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.



• Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including: gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.

• Demonstrated success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution and academic goals in higher education and closing gifts ($25,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.

• Proven record of writing proposals for a significant project/gift ($25,000+) directed to individual and foundations/corporations.

• Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.

• Demonstrated skill in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various documents.

• Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to make persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.

• Advanced organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and strong project management skills.

• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement persuasive cultivation ideas and techniques and provide critical analysis, using sound judgment with realistic expectations for prospects and donors.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and existing donors.

• Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters as they relate to sensitive donor relations issues.

• Proven success as a development officer in a highly sophisticated donor-centered fundraising environment as a direct-line fundraiser.



• Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).


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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:

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