Director of Development

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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Programs, Other Programs
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Employment Type
Full Time
Director of Development       Job Summary

This recruitment is an opportunity to join a dynamic and successful fundraising team supporting UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, consistently ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals is working to improve the health of children through innovative research, clinical care, and advocacy, grounded in an unwavering commitment to serving the most vulnerable children and families in our community.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will work with hospital leadership, faculty, nurses, and staff to support key programs and priorities within the UCSF Children’s Health enterprise, including UCSF’s Pediatric Cancer & Pediatric Diabetes Program. The Director will have the opportunity to work directly with UCSF physician-scientists who are driving the latest research to improve outcomes for children with cancer and other diseases. An intellectual curiosity about biomedical science will be essential as you work with faculty to understand the high-level implications of their research and communicate the associated philanthropic opportunities to potential donors. Existing and potential donors include both grateful patient families and community philanthropists who do not have a direct clinical connection but share our passion for improving children’s health. In addition to fundraising for research, clinical and hospital programs, this position will also play a key fundraising role in a planned capital campaign to enhance our Oakland hospital.

This position will join a collaborative team of Children’s Health fundraisers. You will be a valued thought partner for an Executive Director who is invested in your success. Successful candidates will exhibit excellent communication and relationship building skills. They will also combine a detail-orientated approach to major gift fundraising with the vision and perspective to help steer broader fundraising strategies.

In the first month, you will establish relationships with key internal partners in the Development Office and across the Children’s Hospitals, familiarize yourself with our systems and policies, and begin communicating with prospects in your portfolio. That portfolio combines high-capacity donors and newly identified prospects.

Within six months, you will have developed a detailed understanding of key philanthropic priorities, built rapport with faculty fundraising partners, and be closing major gifts.

With the first year, you will participate in the development and implementation of philanthropy training programs for faculty partners, steer strategic stewardship and pipeline development efforts, and participate in a range of fundraising initiatives focused on advancing the health of children.

This position is eligible for a hybrid of onsite and remote work as business needs allow. Take the next step in your development career by joining the UCSF Children’s Health fundraising team.

The UCSF Foundation and the Office of University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) are responsible for fostering and strengthening the campus outreach efforts to UCSF constituents and for garnering private support for the campus and the Medical Center. In raising private support, UDAR identifies, qualifies, solicits and stewards donors for the schools, medical centers, departments and programs on campus; accepts and administers all private gifts to the university through The Regents or the UCSF Foundation; and manages all alumni relations activities, campus support group activities and campus events. The UDAR office staffs the UCSF Foundation. The office is also responsible for the design and implementation of fundraising campaigns for UCSF.

The UCSF Children’s Health Development Team is responsible for fundraising to support Children’s Health related programs and research across UCSF, including the San Francisco and Oakland campuses of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • 10 or more years of fundraising or related experience
  • Expert knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques
  • Expert written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and / or medical center and with external constituencies
  • Expert organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Expert Skill to maintain confidentiality
Preferred Qualifications
  • Expert knowledge of the UCSF campus medical center, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure
  • Expert knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
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

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