Assistant Director of Development, School of Dentistry

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Director of Development, School of Dentistry       Job Summary

We are seeking a driven Assistant Director of Development to lead the School of Dentistry’s fundraising for prospects up to $50,000, pipeline building events, and Leadership Council.

This is a very exciting time to join the School of Dentistry as the Dean is launching a new Data-Driven Vision for not only oral health, but overall health. The Chancellor has provided matching funds for the gifts raised for the first $1.2M.

If you enjoy collaborating with faculty and researchers (cancer, microbiome, cell regeneration) to convey their stories to lay audiences, thrive from developing and sustaining relationships with donors and friends, and believe in advancing health worldwide, take the next step in your career at UCSF.

Within one month, you will learn from your manager, peers, and other seasoned UDAR colleagues about the UCSF mission, culture, and fundraising priorities, and receive training on UDAR systems and policies.

Within six months, you will design and implement comprehensive strategies to identify, cultivate, and steward donors and prepare proposals to present opportunities for philanthropic investment.

Within one year, you will be closing meaningful gifts that help improve the treatment and care of patients at UCSF and beyond.

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
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of fundraising or related experience
  • Minimum 3+ years of related experience
  • Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques
  • Thorough working knowledge of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, and infrastructure
  • 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
  • Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
  Preferred Qualifications
N/A     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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