UC San Diego
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH
Hiring Pay Scale: $63,400.00
This is a 100% Contract position for 1 year.
This appointment may be extended or converted to career status
based on the needs of the department.
This position offers a hybrid work
arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite and remote
A cover letter is required for a complete
The Assistant Director of Development - Neuro will
support the team that leads fundraising for brain-related areas
within UC San Diego Health Sciences, including Neurosciences,
Neurological Surgery, Anesthesiology, Aging and Psychiatry. This
position has two foci: 1) providing project support to team
leadership on priority areas which may include stewardship of
transformational gift donors, advisory board or focus group
coordination, and other projects as needed, and 2) to qualify and
steward donors in annual to emerging gift levels to help in
building a more robust pipeline for the team and its areas of
Under the leadership of the Senior Executive Director
of Development, the Assistant Director of Development is
responsible for pipeline building gift strategies from
qualification through stewardship. The Assistant Director will also
support critical projects for the team, including planning,
scheduling, coordinating and implementing project-specific or
development of strategic projects/programs. Organizational skills
are of critical importance. This position will be expected to
manage a number of varying priorities and collaborate with team
members across Health Sciences Advancement and the broader Office
Health Sciences Advancement works in a centralized,
collaborative team environment with consistent coaching and
feedback. The ideal candidate will be a consummate professional and
will thrive in a fast-paced, metrics/results-driven fundraising
environment. The candidate will have a strong work ethic and
demonstrate good judgment in assessing, determining, and executing
methods/techniques for obtaining solutions, particularly in
navigating sensitivities in grateful patient fundraising. A track
record of building and growing relationships in support of a
nonprofit organization, academic institution and/or healthcare
system is important, and the candidate must demonstrate the ability
to work collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and community
• Occasional evenings and weekends may be
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UC San Diego and Advancement is committed to a continuous process
of learning and updating practices to support systemic evolution
toward equity, diversity, and inclusion for our team and
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• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or an
equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 2-3
years of progressive development experience in a complex
• Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor
relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures,
and techniques. Proven exposure to the full spectrum of development
including gift policies, cultivation, donor recognition, support
group management and administration.
• Proven knowledge of the dynamics of fundraising and
the concepts of development. Strong knowledge of applicable laws,
rules, regulations, policies, etc.
• Demonstrated ability in the technique of donor
prospect research with the ability to extract the
pertinent/critical information from various documents.
• Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and
plans to identify and cultivate prospects and steward donors.
Proven experience interacting successfully with donors, prospective
donors, faculty and staff and community members.
• Proven experience developing new programs to
broaden donor base and enhance institutional outreach.
• Proven success in organizing and implementing
• Strong skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Strong sense of ethical conduct, and demonstrated ability to
maintain confidentiality in all matters, including those relating
to sensitive donor relations issues.
• Demonstrated expertise to utilize online databases
and other software to create, retrieve, and compile up-to-the-
minute documents and historical information for reports.
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills,
including skills in creative and effective decision-making and
problem identification, avoidance, resolution, and project
• Proven advanced analytical skills to evaluate
information, procedures or situations, to define a problem or
objective, identify relevant concerns, recognize alternatives, and
formulate logical and objective conclusions. Demonstrated
experience in gathering, researching, and analyzing information,
and recommending or implementing appropriate solutions.
• Strong organizational skills. Proven ability to
prioritize assignments and departmental needs, and to meet
deadlines. Ability to make sound independent judgments and complete
tasks with minimum direction.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
to prepare reports, summaries, correspondence, briefings,
personalized letters, and other materials, and to dialog clearly
and effectively in conversation and at meetings.
• Strong written and interpersonal communication
skills to establish and maintain good working relationships
throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.
Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one or in group settings,
taking into account differences in social, cultural, professional,
and educational backgrounds.
• Demonstrated understanding of the philosophy of
quality service and group process, with proven aptitude for working
as part of a highly collaborative team.
• Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity,
diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated understanding of the
importance of ensuring an equitable, inclusive, and diverse working
environment, with the ability to work as a part of a diverse and
• Job offer is contingent on clear Background
• Must have access to reliable transportation.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in
the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with
documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse
environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty,
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will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
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veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the
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