The division of Development and Alumni Relations (DEVAR) and the department of Global Affairs embraces and values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We are committed to employing and retaining a diverse workforce and have programs and policies in place to ensure all employees can succeed regardless of race, age, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, immigration status, ability or disability, veteran status, and socioeconomic background. In acknowledgment of historical and current injustices faced by marginalized members of our global UC Davis community, we commit ourselves to actualizing UC Davis Principles of Community and applying tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion to every aspect of our work and organizational culture.
Under the joint direction of the Vice Provost and Dean of Global Affairs and the Executive Director of the Manetti Shrem Museum and Provost Initiatives, the Associate Director of Development will identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual prospects capable of making major gifts of $50,000+, developing and implementing annual and long-range fundraising goals, and setting objectives and strategies to maximize private support of prospects for Global Affairs. Identifies new donor prospects by researching background information on potential donors. Develops materials and, marketing plans, and organizes related programs/events; cultivates, stewards and solicits donor prospects.
Using advanced fundraising concepts, plans, organizes, and directs fundraising campaigns with multiple components. Results have major impact on overall program goals and assignments and are typically at the "major gifts" level.
Global Affairs' mission is to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement. To do so Global Affairs conceptualizes, promotes, and facilitates an intellectual framework for international and global engagement for all of UC Davis, translating it into concrete initiatives that serve the entire UC Davis community, building toward a community that engages, thrives, and leads in an interconnected world.
The Associate Director of Development plans, schedules, and executes strategies to ensure successful identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for achieving results. Position is expected raise gift dollar amounts as established at each fundraiser classification.
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED. FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY 5/23/2021.
$$6,608.33 - $14,808.33/mo.
Departmental Salary Budget is $7,500 - $8,166.67/Mo. commensurate with experience.
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- Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Expert knowledge and experience in all aspects of fundraising, donor relations and concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
- Minimum of three years of professional or volunteer fundraising experience involving managing a major gift portfolio and securing major gifts of $50K or more; or equivalent transferable professional experience, preferably in higher education.
- Experience working in a metrics fundraising environment to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives; including demonstrated knowledge of proven identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.
- Demonstrated experience in developing strategic relationships with individual donors and prospective donors, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations and researching, building and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects with a goal of raising philanthropic support.
- Strong organizational and time management skills and meticulous attention to detail, the ability to set, negotiate, and meet priorities and produce high-quality work under multiple deadlines and priorities. Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
- Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc. Strong professional ethics, discretion and judgement.
- Personal experience with global learning and engagement and successful fundraising experience within a major research university.
- Demonstrated experience in working with university-level alumni, community volunteers and/or other donor constituency groups, including creating and implementing group-specific communications, organizing and managing group meetings (in person and/or virtual) and resolving group conflict in a professional manner.
- Excellent knowledge of the university, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure and current issues of concern (or demonstrated capacity to develop this knowledge quickly) and knowledge of issues of concern for higher education generally, in particular its international dimension.
- Awareness, knowledge, and skill in applying diversity, equity and inclusion to ones work. A profound belief in the value of a diverse workforce and a desire to achieve goals through collaboration and team building, working cooperatively with a diverse group of department and campus constituencies.
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