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Development Officer, Uc Press Foundation (Hybrid)

University of California Office of the President
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 13, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time

Development Officer, Uc Press Foundation (Hybrid)

Location: OaklandFull Time
Job ID: 64258
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Position Base: Oakland, CA

Location: UCOP - Franklin Building


At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. Learn more about the UC Office of the President


The UC Press Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3), which raises funds through both private philanthropy and grant writing to support the work of University of California Press. UC Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers. For more than 125 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study.


Reporting to the Director, UC Press Foundation, the Development Officer focuses on writing funding requests and grant proposals while assisting with overall fundraising campaigns to support the growth objectives of the UC Press Foundation. Strategically manages a portfolio of foundations, donors and prospects to expand and increase overall giving levels. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced, fundraising professional at the UC Press Foundation in support of the mission and work of UC Press. Plans, schedules, and implements moderate-sized, comprehensive fundraising projects including foundation work, individual giving pipeline development and stewardship programs. Manages grant reporting process and works with finance to prepare financial reports on fundraising budget, activities, and results. Provides fundraising support to the Foundation Director and others, as required. Plans, executes and attends fundraising events and meetings. May coordinate and oversee the work of support staff. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Position is expected to raise gifts and grant dollar amounts as determined by the Director, UC Press Foundation.


30% Under guidance of Foundation Director, helps plan, schedule, and implement fundraising programs for cultivation and solicitation of foundation, corporate, and donor prospects to ensure predetermined fundraising goals are met.

30% Writes and presents grant proposals, researches new funders for solicitation of grants, helps with grant tracking and actively builds grant reports.

20% Identifies, cultivates, solicits and / or stewards donors, especially through pipeline development efforts.

10% Designs, organizes, and implements special events and meetings for supporters, prospective donors and the Board of Trustees.

10% Assists oversight of support staff and helps implement ongoing administrative duties and procedures.


Minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience working with a diverse portfolio of funders required.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Thorough working knowledge of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.


Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training required

Travel Requirements
20% Travel to donor events, mostly in California but may require travel to other parts of the country.


The successful candidate will be required to reside within California and report to work on-site at UC's Office of the President (UCOP) located in Oakland, CA at least two days per week.


Job Title: Fundraiser 3
Job Code: 007547
Salary Grade: Grade 23

Payscale: $109,000 - $122,000, commensurate with experience
Full Salary Range: $85,800 - $158,200

The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.

Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging


This position will be based in downtown Oakland, CA, and will be expected to work onsite (hybrid) at least two days per week.


Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.


The first review date for this job is February 16, 2024. The position will be open until filled.


Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP

Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy

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