Reporting to the Executive Director, Annual Giving, the Associate Director of Development, Parent and Family Giving, initiates, develops and implements strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors interested in supporting UC San Diego Family/Parent Giving program.
The incumbent is responsible for the initial contact of newly identified prospective donors (alumni and friends) to qualify and to promote interest in providing philanthropic support for UC San Diego's Family/Parent Giving Program, student support areas and other campus initiatives. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and implementing strategies for successful solicitations and building strategic relations with prospects and donors.
Incumbent will cultivate and solicit prospects for gifts of $100,000 and above, with an emphasis on donor development and will work collaboratively with Advancement colleagues to optimize gift support. The incumbent will also play a critical role in building the pipeline of donors for key campus priorities such as student support and access to education. In addition, the incumbent will develop programmatic events and activities for UC San Diego Family/Parent Giving Program opportunities and have oversight of the Parents Council and funding allocations for the program.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Proven success at raising funds by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in line with institutional goals in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated experience in the full spectrum of development including prospect identification, qualification, cultivation, gift solicitation, stewardship, and donor recognition $100,000+.
Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate, exchange ideas, information and opinions to make joint decisions, conclusions, or solutions.
Demonstrated experience in monitoring and forecasting budgetary needs.
Proven experience in conceptualizing, planning and executing effective and cost-efficient donor engagement society events to strategically enhance and advance relations with wide range of donor constituents.
Strong experience with the principles and practices of developing and utilizing volunteer leadership and organizing and maintaining volunteer support organizations.
Demonstrated skill in preparing written proposals to prospective donors.
Solid ability to lead and motivate staff in accomplishing established goals and objectives and maintain office activities with respect to these procedures and guidelines.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
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