Under the direction of the Health Sciences Advancement Leadership, the Associate Director of Development will be responsible for securing private support gifts ($25k and above) for priorities identified by Health Sciences leadership.
The Associate Director will be responsible for managing a prospect/donor portfolio in various stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and implementing strategies for identifying and qualifying prospective donors and building strategic relationships with academic and medical center faculty and staff.
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 campaign, metrics/results-driven fundraising environment. The candidate will have strong work ethic and a successful track record of building and growing fundraising programs and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and community partners.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Proven 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 (from $25,000 - 100,000) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
Proven record of writing proposals for a significant project/gift (from $25,000 - 100,000) directed to individual and foundations/corporations.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Demonstrated experience in the full spectrum of development including: gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.
Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution, and strong project management skills.
Proven ability to develop and implement persuasive cultivation ideas and techniques and provide critical analysis, using sound judgment with realistic expectations for prospects and donors.
Demonstrated skill in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various documents.
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 on a clear background check.
Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.
This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire: a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance. b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year). c) Work/Life Balance. d) UC Retirement Plan e) Pet insurance.
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