Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Annual Giving Constituent Programs & Integrated Marketing, the Associate Director of Development, Student Support & Success, initiates, develops and implements strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors interested in supporting students and other annual giving and leadership programs. The incumbent is responsible for the initial contact of newly identified prospective donors (alumni and friends) to qualify and to promote interest in providing philanthropic support for UC San Diego's student programs, student support areas and other campus initiatives. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and implementing strategies for successful solicitations and building strategic relations with prospects and donors. Incumbent will cultivate and solicit prospects for gifts of $25K and above, with an emphasis on donor development and will work collaboratively with Advancement colleagues to optimize gift support. The incumbent will also play a critical role in building the pipeline of donors for key campus priorities such as student support, success, and access to education. In addition, the incumbent will work in partnership with the Senior Director to develop programmatic events and activities for UC San Diego student support and success opportunities.
The Associate Director will manage an individual portfolio of prospects capable of giving gifts up to $25K and above.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Demonstrated success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution and academic goals in higher education and closing gifts ($10,000 to $25,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.Proven record of writing proposals for a significant project/gift ($10,000 to $25,000+) directed to individual and foundations/corporations.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement persuasive cultivation ideas and techniques and provide critical analysis, using sound judgment with realistic expectations for prospects and donors.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including: gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.
Demonstrated skill in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various documents.
Demonstrated expertise to utilize on-line databases and other software to create, retrieve, and compile up-to-the-minute documents and historical information for reports.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
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