Under the direction of the Health Sciences Advancement Leadership, the Associate Director of Development will be responsible for securing private support gifts ($25,000 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 successful solicitations 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.
UC San Diego Health Sciences stands at the forefront of this new age of medicine and health care. As the only academic health system in the San Diego region, we are uniquely positioned to lead this journey. In partnership with members of our community, our development team is poised to play a pivotal role in transforming health care locally and globally. We have the potential to do just that. UC San Diego Health Sciences has imagined the future of medicine – and Health Sciences Development is critical to helping realize this vision.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
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.
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 ($10,000 to $25,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to make persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.
Advanced organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution, and strong project management skills.
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.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and existing donors.
Demonstrated skill in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various documents.
Proven expertise to utilize on-line databases and other software to create, retrieve, and compile up-to-the-minute documents and historical information for reports.
Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters as they relate to sensitive donor relations issues.
Competency and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Strong understanding of the philosophy of quality service and group process, with proven aptitude for working as part of a team.
Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.
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