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Senior Director, Foundation Development

Company:
University of California, Riverside
Job Location:
Riverside, 92521
Category:
Development and Fundraising
Type:
Full-Time
Overview

Job ID
33181091

Category
Administrative

Organization
University Advancement

Department
Development

Location
Riverside Area

Salary
$94,600 - $186,400

Date Posted
June 21, 2024

Application Deadline
Open Until Filled

Schedule
8AM - 5PM

Full/Part Time
Full-time(100%)

Level of Supervision
General Direction

Other Information
Qualifies for Employee Referral Bonus: No
UC Internal Job: No

Position Information



The Senior Director, Foundation Development will help to set goals, manage, and execute the strategy and day-to-day efforts to attract gifts from foundations to advance the fundraising priorities of UCR. Under the leadership of the Senior Executive Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, the Senior Director, Foundation Development, identifies, cultivates, and maintains a portfolio of relationships with high-potential foundation funders and is responsible for securing foundation gifts and building long-lasting, multi-faceted foundation partnerships. This Senior Director is the primary liaison between Foundation Development and colleagues across campus on ensuring that foundation proposals are in compliance with system and campus-wide policies and procedures. This Senior Director is the primary liaison for all foundation cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities across campus and supervises the Director of Foundation Development. The position will support the CFR goal of raising $10 - $15 million for the School of Medicine, Bourns College of Engineering, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Public Policy, and College of Humanities, and Social Sciences, and other central programs. This is a three-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees.

The full salary range for the Senior Director, Foundation Development is $107,200 - $207,200 annually. However, the expected pay scale for this position is $120,000 - $140,000 annually. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.



Requirements

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.Required
Advanced degreePreferred


Experience Requirements
8 - 13 years of related experience. Required
Minimum of 3 years of experience in securing support from private foundations. Preferred
Minimum of 8 years experience in fundraising, in higher education or a major research environment. Preferred


Special Conditions
Valid Drivers LicenseRequired
TravelRequired
Travel Outside of Normal Business HoursRequired



Minimum Requirements
Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Expert knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and/or throughout higher education/healthcare, generally. Expert knowledge of the location, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Expert level skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Expert knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Expert organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Expert project/program management skills, including skills in setting and meeting program/project goals and objectives within budget and time constraints.
Expert written and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Expert skills in making persuasive and compelling
presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with deans and directors, academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
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.
Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills including the ability to work effectively with individuals from various status ranks from diverse institutional and community sectors to achieve common objectives.



Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of a broad range of academic and institutional issues related to a major research university environment.
Ability to use a dedicated relational donor database system.
Exceptional skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in writing, about private gift fundraising in general and in particular as it applies to UC Riverside.



Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

Job Description Details

General Information

Job Title
FUNDRAISER 5

Job Code
000463

Grade
26

Department Head
Annya Lott

Supervisor
Maite Alday

Positions Directly Supervised
000462FUNDRAISER 41


Generic Scope

Recognized organization-wide expert. Has significant impact and influence on organizational policy and program development. Regularly leads projects of critical importance to the organization; these projects carry substantial consequences of success or failure. May direct programs with organization-wide impact that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources. Significant barriers to entry exist at this level.
Custom Scope

Serves as an expert or lead development professional in a specialized area such as major/principal gifts, gift planning or corporate/foundation relations, or a specific area that includes, or potentially includes, donors capable of making very significant contributions to a location. Maintains a portfolio of donor prospects that include the most influential, complex or highest rated donors. May have authority to make commitments and precedent-setting decisions regarding program design, development, and procedures. May oversee the work of professional and support staff. Position is expected to raise gift dollar amounts as established at each fundraiser specialization.
Department Custom Scope

The Senior Director, Foundation Development will help to set goals, manage, and execute the strategy and day-to-day efforts to attract gifts from foundations to advance the fundraising priorities of UCR. Under the leadership of the Senior Executive Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, the Senior Director, Foundation Development, identifies, cultivates, and maintains a portfolio of relationships with high-potential foundation funders and is responsible for securing foundation gifts and building long-lasting, multi-faceted foundation partnerships. This Senior Director is the primary liaison between Foundation Development and colleagues across campus on ensuring that foundation proposals are in compliance with system and campus-wide policies and procedures. This Senior Director is the primary liaison for all foundation cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities across campus and supervises the Director of Foundation Development. The position will support the CFR goal of raising $10-15 million for the School of Medicine, Bourns College of Engineering, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Public Policy, and College of Humanities, and Social Sciences, and other central programs. This is a three-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees.

Key Responsibilities

Develops, creates, writes, implements, and/or evaluates individualized marketing plans and/or strategies for cultivation and solicitation of major gifts, gift planning or corporate/foundation prospects (strategies typically require a high degree of innovation).
  • Identifies, creates, writes, implements, and/or evaluates individualized fundraising strategies and develops complex proposals for cultivation and solicitation of major and principal gifts from high value foundation prospects.
30%
Serves as an expert or lead development professional in a specialized area such as major/principal gifts, gift planning or corporate/foundation relations, or a specific academic discipline such as Health Sciences which has an environment that includes, or potentially includes, donors capable of making very significant contributions to the campus and/or medical center. 20%
Presents formal fundraising proposals to major donors and prospects or prepares senior management to present proposals. 10%
Maintains close working relationships with all central Development Office staff and other staff in University Advancement units. Maintains working relationships with members of the UC Riverside Foundation Board of Trustees and other community groups and friends of the University. Maintains effective relationships with numerous philanthropic foundation board program officers. 10%
Manages a portfolio of donor prospects that include the most influential, complex or highest capacity-rated donors. May maintain and manage portfolio(s) of senior campus leadership including the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. 5%
Serves as resource for assigned area of expertise, interacting with prospects, donors, staff and outside professionals to provide information, advice and counsel regarding assigned specialized program(s). May oversee the work of professional and support staff.
  • Will supervise a Director of Foundation Relations responsible for School of Education; School of Public Policy; and College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and other central programs.
5%
Analyzes needs and creates strategic and long-range plans for fundraising and other advancement programs and may have the authority to make commitments and precedent-setting decisions regarding program design, development, and procedures.
  • Analyzes needs and creates strategic and long-range plans for foundation fundraising and may have the authority to make precedent-setting decisions regarding program design, development, processes and procedures.
5%
Writes complex proposals for solicitation of high value individuals, corporate, and/or foundation prospects. 5%
May attend functions, meetings and serve on internal/external committees as a representative of the location. 5%
Strategic decisions and results have a major impact on the overall goals of the/program.
  • Designs and implements strategies to achieve predetermined fundraising goals for foundation solicitations.
5%
Qualify major gift prospects and solicit gifts directly. 0%
Creates, establishes and evaluates methods for building/maintaining prospect and volunteer constituencies and identifies, recruits, and directs the activities of high level volunteers. 0%
Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met and designs and implements highly specialized program activities to achieve these goals. 0%



Other Requirements

Items Used
Standard Office Equipment

Physical Requirements
Bend: Occasionally


Sit: Frequently


Squat: N/A


Stand: Frequently


Crawl: N/A


Walk: Frequently


Climb: N/A

Mental Requirements
Read/Comprehend: Constantly


Write: Frequently


Perform Calculations: Frequently


Communicate Orally: Constantly


Reason & Analyze: Constantly

Environmental Requirements
Is exposed to excessive noise: No


Is around moving machinery: No


Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity: No


Drives motorized equipment: No


Works in confined quarters: No


Dust: No


Fumes: No

Critical Position
Yes

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