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The Lead Development Associate, under general direction from the Executive Director of Development, Marine Sciences (EDOD-MS), is responsible for providing high-level project management and analytical services as well as for coordinating, analyzing, and managing strategic planning, needs assessment, and business process optimization in support of Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Development Office's core business operations. The Lead Development Associate works closely with colleagues across Marine Sciences, University Development, and Advancement on high-level projects to ensure effective and efficient strategic planning, execution, and evaluation on a wide variety of Marine Sciences Development-related priorities, programs, and projects, alerting management and proposing solutions for potential risks and roadblocks. This includes managing a wide range of visible issues involving programmatic and project management work associated with complex problems of a confidential and extremely sensitive nature.
The Lead Development Associate works within a sophisticated, highly-collaborative fundraising office that fosters relations with senior management, faculty, community leaders, alumni, donors, potential donors, and university and government officials. The position requires knowledge and organizational savvy in effectively navigating across UC San Diego internal communities, as well as familiarity with external audiences such as volunteer leadership and major donors. The position provides complex analysis to understand Scripps Development's business needs for current and future fundraising initiatives and recommends and implements business process and strategic improvements.
The Lead Development Associate supervises and provides work direction for Scripps Development programmatic and administrative staff, including oversight of day-to-day logistical and administrative support, engagement activities, development events, and donor relations programming. The position acts as a liaison to subject matter experts and key stakeholders across Advancement and Scripps, especially the offices of the Vice Chancellor, Marine Sciences and the Associate Vice Chancellor, University Development, to ensure effective procedures and business processes are in place to support collaboration and partnership on Scripps Development programming and operations.
The incumbent will use skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of analytical practices, policies and procedures; researches, analyzes and develops solutions to a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Primarily deals with policies, programs and proposals which are complex in nature and diverse in scope. As needed, develops new programs, policies or procedures for possible implementation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in an operational or administrative role working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
Proven knowledge of the techniques of donor/prospect research with the ability to extract and distill pertinent and critical information from multiple sources.
Proven administrative ability to supervise and provide direction to staff and volunteers in accomplishing established goals and objectives and maintain office activities with respect to established procedures and guidelines.
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and practices for financial analysis of budgets. Skill to monitor financial activities and transactions for report generation, purchasing, travel vouchers, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
Demonstrated ability to analyze information, situations, problems, policies and procedures; ask critical questions to gather all required information; identify potential solutions; apply solutions; and formulate logical and objective conclusions from data and observations.
Excellent written communication skills to compose reports, presentations, summaries, briefings, memos, administrative policies and procedures, and donor correspondence.
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, flexibility and skills in dealing with politically sensitive situations.
Demonstrated ability to organize workload and manage priorities; manage multiple projects simultaneously; be flexible to respond in
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