Assistant Director of Development for Children's Health

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Other Administrative
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Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Director of Development for Children’s Health       Job Summary
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals seek an Assistant Director of Development to lead children’s health donor and pipeline development. This position has flexible, hybrid telework schedule.

Everything UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital staff do is for the kids, and our mission can be seen here: Our hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland are focused on providing the highest-quality care to all children in our communities and to advancing pediatric medicine. We welcome colleagues inspired by this mission.

The Assistant Director of Development focuses on raising unrestricted funds for the greatest needs of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. The ideal candidate enjoys collaborating with colleagues from a variety of disciplines. Our fundraising efforts thrive from developing and sustaining relationships with donors. Creativity, teamwork, and a positive attitude are a plus here!

The future incumbent is also adaptable with great attention to detail. Someone who will do well in this role has superior written and verbal communications skills as our fundraisers are constantly communicating with donors. Project management experience and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively would be well suited to this role.

More details about potential areas of contribution to our team’s success can be found below.

Driving Major Gifts Pipeline
This role drives the pipeline process by qualifying new major gifts prospects. You will work with donors through the full cycle of identification, qualification, solicitation, and stewardship. Your goal is to raise a minimum of $400,000 in your first year. You will identify and prioritize prospects for outreach in collaboration with Prospect Development and children’s health colleagues. This Assistant Director has ownership over their outreach strategies to support overall team fundraising goals.

Donor Stewardship
A key responsibility of any major gifts officer is to acknowledge and steward donors. How we interact with and thank our donors is essential to supporting the efforts of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. You will design targeted individual strategies to thank and engage our donors in meaningful ways.

Strategic Partnerships with Faculty and Staff
One of the greatest parts of this role is to serve as a partner for faculty and hospital staff on donor engagement and fundraising strategies. Our esteemed faculty rely on our fundraisers to guide them in donor engagement, and the appropriate UCSF policies and HIPPA Compliance. This role also collaborates with our Annual Giving colleagues. A successful incumbent will have the opportunity to analyze our key constituents and develop appropriate strategies for additional donor engagement.
The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation comprises a team of dedicated individuals with a shared commitment to helping kids and families live healthier lives.

We do this by:
  • Fundraising for the advancement of pediatric care, research, and education
  • Raising awareness of children's health issues
  • Promoting a system of care that improves the lives of children with special health care needs and their families.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques
  • Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies
  • Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution, and project management skills
  • Strong skills in maintaining confidentiality
Preferred Qualifications
  • Thorough working knowledge of the location UCSF, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure
About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.   Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



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