Associate Director of Development, Health Sciences
University of California San Diego
Location: La Jolla, California
Internal Number: 122139
Under the direction of the Health Sciences Advancement Leadership and reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development will be responsible for securing private support gifts ($25,000 and above) for priorities identified by Health Sciences leadership, including a focus on Moores Cancer Center and cancer-related funding initiatives. 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, will thrive in a fast-paced environment, and in a high-productivity fundraising culture. 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.
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Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Advanced working knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and / or throughout higher education / healthcare generally. Advanced working of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Excellent 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.
Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and strong project management skills.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including: gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.
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.
Strong written and oral communication skills that demonstrate correct grammar usage, syntax, and format, with the ability to make oral presentations and/or interpret various related programs to potential donors.
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.
Effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, faculty, donors, volunteers, and University officials, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism, and discretion.
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