Assistant Director of Development, Marine Sciences
University of California, San Diego
Location: La Jolla, California
Internal Number: 112395
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The Assistant Director of Development will work to represent fundraising priorities for UC San Diego's General Campus. Representing UC San Diego first, Assistant Directors of Development are assigned to academic areas. This position's focus is Birch Aquarium and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Under the leadership of the Executive Director of Development for Scripps, the Assistant Director of Development is responsible for pipeline building gift strategies from identification through stewardship. The Assistant Director will manage an individual portfolio of prospects capable of giving gifts up to $25,000, as well as partnering with Scripps development leaders and programmatic colleagues to manage day-to-day operations for Scripps and Birch philanthropic support groups. The Assistant Director is responsible for having a comprehensive understanding of university priorities, regularly meeting with prospects and donors (with a focus on face-to-face visits), regularly meeting with development colleagues and academic leaders, preparing briefing materials and gift proposals and attending events and other development focused engagement opportunities.
Plans, schedules, and implements moderate-sized, comprehensive development projects and programs. May coordinate and oversee the work of support staff and/or other professionals. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
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Knowledge of the dynamics of fundraising and the concepts of development.
Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques. Proven exposure to the full spectrum of development including gift policies, cultivation, donor recognition, support group management and administration.
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one or in group settings, taking into account differences in social, cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds. Prepare reports, summaries, correspondence, briefings, personalized letters, and other materials.
Proven organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and project management skills. Proven advanced analytical skills to evaluate information, procedures or situations, to define a problem or objective, identify relevant concerns, recognize alternatives, and formulate logical and objective conclusions.
Strong skills in maintaining confidentiality. Strong sense of ethical conduct, and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters, including those relating to sensitive donor relations issues.
Ability to develop strategies and plans to identify and cultivate prospects and steward donors.
Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Understanding of the importance of ensuring an equitable, inclusive, and diverse working environment, with the ability to work as a part of a diverse and collaborative team.
Proven experience interacting successfully with donors, prospective donors, faculty and staff and community members.
Proven experience developing new programs to broaden donor base and enhance institutional outreach.
Experience in gathering, researching, and analyzing information, and recommending or implementing appropriate solutions.
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