Senior Director of Development, Neurosciences

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 21, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Other Programs
Employment Type
Full Time
Senior Director of Development, Neurosciences       Job Summary
The people of UCSF are its driving force and give our great university meaning. Whatever your passion, at UCSF — and at University Development and Alumni Relations — you can find it, follow it, and redefine possible. There's no limit to what you can do.

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) is seeking an experienced and compassionate fundraising professional. As a Senior Director of Development, you will work closely with clinicians, researchers, and administrators to further all aspects of the fundraising process for UCSF, with a focus on the neurosciences community spanning neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. Major responsibilities of this role include managing the university's relationship with current donors and prospective donors who give or can give at the $100,000 level with a focus on those capable of giving $1,000,000 and above.

You will design and implement comprehensive strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward the highest capacity individuals, build engagement of these individuals, create gift opportunities based on UCSF priorities, formulate and coordinate fundraising strategies, and determine appropriate stewardship plans for significant donors.

If you enjoy collaborating with faculty and researchers from a variety of disciplines to convey their stories to lay audiences, thrive from developing and sustaining relationships with our donors and friends, and believe in advancing health worldwide, take the next step in your career at UCSF.

This is a hybrid work model position. (Onsite and remote) 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. Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • 10+ years related work experience to include fundraising roles of increasing responsibility.
  • Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in higher education / healthcare/ non-profit fundraising
  • Knowledge of UCSF, UCSF Health, and related entities, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, and infrastructure
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including skills to oversee, coach, mentor, evaluate and motivate staff
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.   Apply online:


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