Executive Director of Development, Art Museum - 47947-1A
Job Opening ID: 47947
Reports To: Museum Director
Working Title: Executive Director of
Development, Art Museum
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 000463
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
With the acquisition of two important collections of California
Art, The Irvine Museum Collection and The Buck Collection, the
University of California, Irvine founded the UCI Institute and
Museum of California Art in 2017, with plans to construct a new
museum facility on campus by 2027. Following receipt of a naming
gift in late 2021, the new entity is now known as UCI Jack and
Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art (Langson
IMCA). The museum serves as an epicenter for California Art and
artists, and engages diverse publics through innovative exhibitions
and programs. Its research institute supports collection research
and advances interdisciplinary scholarship and learning
opportunities for UCI students, faculty, visiting scholars, and
others. Through a robust offering of exhibitions, gallery tours,
artists talks, lectures, artist talks, publications, research
initiatives, conferences, and other educational programs, Langson
IMCA strives to expand the understanding of California’s artistic
past and present, its distinctive social and cultural framework,
and its contribution to both shaping and challenging the art
historical canon. A key component of the Chancellor’s Arts and
Culture Initiative, Langson IMCA is a start-up with limited, though
growing, personnel and financial resources situated within a large,
established and celebrated research institution that is part of the
University of California public system.
The Executive Director of Development (EDOD) for UCI Jack and
Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art (Langson
IMCA) is a senior professional who will work collaboratively with
the Museum Director, the Deputy Director, and University
Advancement (UA) to lead the development program of Langson IMCA
and secure significant philanthropic investments to support it.
Will maintain a portfolio of donor prospects that include the most
influential, complex or highest rated donors. The primary activity
of the EDOD is externally focused to cultivate and secure private
philanthropic support; the EDOD’s effectiveness will be evaluated
on the ability to achieve financial goals and meet metrics. The
EDOD reports directly to the Deputy Director, with a dotted line to
University Advancement. The EDOD will serve as a member of the
Langson IMCA’s leadership team and also be a highly collaborative
colleague with other development officers across the campus.
In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of
benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits
may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement
savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks.
Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about
practices and benefits.
$103,100.00 - $211,300.00 (annual)
- Seven to ten years' successful professional development and/or
fundraising-related experience, preferably in higher education or
museums and cultural organizations, OR, any equivalent combinations
of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge,
skill and abilities have been achieved.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent
experience / training.
- 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 knowledge of applicable laws, rules,
regulations, policies, etc.
- Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or
deadlines. Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations.
Expert level skills in maintaining confidentiality. 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.
- Extensive experience in working independently with both museum
and institutional goals in mind. Highly organized and able to
handle multiple projects. Working knowledge of and facility with
Microsoft Office and Salesforce or a comparable donor/prospect
database system. Expert working knowledge of all aspects of
individual, foundation, corporate, and government fundraising,
donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles,
procedures, and techniques. Extensive experience in the completion
of complex and detailed proposals and related materials.
- Extensive demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading
to additional investments.
- Master’s degree is preferred
- CFRE welcomed, but not required.
- Expert knowledge of all aspects of the location, including
current issues of concern for both the campus and / or throughout
higher education, nonprofit arts and museums generally. Expert
knowledge of the location, including its vision, mission, goals,
objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Special Conditions Required:
- Local, regional, and national travel is required • May work
long hours and after hours periodically to meet fundraising
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe
and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of
this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment
must comply with the following conditions of employment:
- Background Check and Live Scan
- Legal Right to work in the United States
- Vaccination Policies
- Smoking and Tobacco Policy
- Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are
dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
- California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
- Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following
page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php
If interested, please apply online at
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive
excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age,
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along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and
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