ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Requisition Number: 03022665 Final Filing Date: 08-25-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: FUNDRAISER 3 Number of Positions: Multiple Salary: $5,683.33/MO - $11,408.33/MO (commensurate with experience) Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Full-time, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Work occasional overtime, including evenings and weekends. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: AGR & ENV SCI DEANS OFFICE - 030000 Department Description: The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) at UC Davis is a global leader recognized throughout the world for its scientific expertise. Through research, education, and outreach, we produce a better world, healthier lives, and an improved standard of living for everyone by addressing critical issues related to agriculture, food systems, the environment, and human and social sciences.
The CA&ES development team focuses on raising philanthropic support for identified college campaign priorities covering a wide range of programs in sustainable agriculture and food systems, ecosystem viability and functionality, and equitable, healthy communities. The development team will assist in raising support for the SmartFarm at UC Davis Big Idea that will be a pillar of our next multi-billion dollar fundraising campaign.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Executive Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development will identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects capable of making major gifts of $50K+. This is an early career fundraising position focused on the strategic identification, qualification and cultivation of current donors and highly rated non-donors with a goal of growing philanthropic support of CA&ES programs through the building and maintaining of a new pipeline of prospects for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and for the university at large. Guided by a 'donor centered' approach, the incumbent will strategically solicit major gifts from prospects, while developing a personal portfolio of well-qualified prospective donors who with careful strategic cultivation will make a major gift of $50K+.
The Assistant Director of Development is a highly skilled at building relationships and will solicit philanthropic support through personal visits to alumni, parents and friends of UC Davis with a strategic emphasis on selected departments, centers and geographic regions with high concentrations of potential supporters. A dedicated fundraiser, the Assistant Director of Development is required, at minimum, to secure 135 face-to-face donor visits per year, with a minimum of supervision.
As a communications expert, the incumbent is an excellent listener, with exceptional interpersonal skills and a positive, collaborative work style.
As such, the incumbent possesses the skills and ability to draft correspondence, utilize social media, make phone calls and engages all communication channels in order to personally conduct proactive outreach to prospects.
Highly organized, the incumbent, utilizing the UC Davis Prospect Management services and systems, will work to identify potential new donor prospects who will then be personally visited and either qualified face-to-face for continued cultivation, or disqualified as a major gift prospect.
Success as a fundraiser at UC Davis requires the incumbent to also be a collaborative team player who adheres to the university's Principles of Community and complies with UC Davis Development policies. The Assistant Director of Development is a part of the larger development organization and will report to an experienced and dedicated team manager who provides support, training and guidance.
With a commitment to employee development and talent retention, additional training, professional development, career and mentoring opportunities are offered as we elevate UC Davis to one of the nation's top development and alumni relations organizations.
Physical Demands: Stand for extended periods of time during events.
Lift items weighing up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment: UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
Minimum of 2 years of professional or volunteer fundraising experience; or equivalent transferrable professional experience including strategic relationship development and portfolio management, preferably in higher education.
Demonstrated knowledge of proven identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Skills to meet and drive to exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
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.
Demonstrated critical thinking and strategic planning abilities.
Ability to interface effectively with prospects, donors, faculty and volunteer leaders.
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.
Careful attention to details and a commitment to quality and timeliness in all aspects of work.
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc. Strong professional ethics, discretion and judgement.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a fast-moving, small office atmosphere.
Personal interest and commitment to the CA&ES mission
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Preferred Qualifications: Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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