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Director of Development, Neurological Institute

University of California, San Diego
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 14, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
Academic Centers, Education
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 Director of Development, Neurological Institute.

Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development, Neurological Institute will secure major gifts ($100,000 and above) for the Neurological Institute, and other related priorities as identified by Health Sciences leadership. The Director of Development will be responsible for managing a portfolio in various stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and implementing strategies for successful solicitations and building strategic relationships with academic and medical center faculty and staff. Due to the sensitive nature of the fundraising priorities, the Director of Development will be skilled in communicating confidential information and engaging grateful patients within compliance standards. The Director of Development will staff Neurological Institute leadership and partner with the Chairs of Neurosciences and Neurological Surgery in the development of department strategy while collaborating closely with colleagues in both Health Sciences Advancement and University Development, serving on committees and task forces as requested by Health Sciences Leadership.

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. 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.

At UC San Diego, challenging convention is its most cherished tradition. Through the Campaign for UC San Diego—a university-wide comprehensive fundraising effort concluding in 2022—UC San Diego is enhancing student support, ensuring student success, transforming its campus, connecting to its community, and redefining education on a global scale.

UC San Diego Health Sciences stands at the forefront of a new age of medicine and health care. As the only academic health system in the San Diego region, it is uniquely positioned to lead this journey forward. In partnership with members of the community, the UC San Diego Health Sciences development team is poised to play a pivotal role in transforming health care locally and globally. The UC San Diego Health Neurological Institute is a comprehensive care and research center for people with neurological disorders. It is changing the course of neurological diseases in people’s lives every day.

UC San Diego is a university that adapts responsibly to cultural differences among the faculty, staff, students, and community. It acknowledges that society carries historical and divisive biases based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs. Therefore, it seeks to foster understanding and tolerance among individuals and groups, and it promotes awareness through education and constructive strategies for resolving conflict. The university takes an active approach to cultivating a welcoming environment for all because excellence is only attainable when everyone is included, respected, and empowered. It is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least six years of institutional fundraising or equivalent experience with a track record of building and growing fundraising programs. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of University of California San Diego Health Sciences and the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

The university is currently working under a hybrid arrangement with two days in the office and three days working remotely.

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