Senior Philanthropic Advisor to the Vice Chancellor
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Scotts Valley, California
Internal Number: 4026119
Senior Philanthropic Advisor to the Vice Chancellor
Location: Scotts Valley Job ID: 50943
Special requirements- For full consideration, applicants will be asked to provide a diversity statement (What is your experience working to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?).
Telecommuting- While this is a remote/hybrid position, candidates must reside in California.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 04-04-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
University Relations supports the teaching, research, and public service of UC Santa Cruz by making and keeping deep, heartfelt connections. Building enduring relationships among students, alumni, faculty, donors, and others is the lifeblood of our work and helps to make UC Santa Cruz a thriving community of knowledge, inquiry, public service, and social mobility.
We are a welcoming group of ambitious and creative professionals pursuing our mission in support of the university's overarching purpose. We take our work seriously because we care - but we don't take ourselves too seriously! The University Relations culture is lively and dynamic; we value collaboration; and our staff is resourceful, enthusiastic, and hard-working.
The division is a fun, friendly, and open place, and our colleagues are supportive of and positive about each other's goals and aspirations. We often jump in to help where needed, rolling up our sleeves to get the job done. We dare to approach challenges as opportunities. We seek creative ways to overcome obstacles, at times with limited resources, while keeping our eye on the objective: helping students achieve their goals, providing crucial public service, and advancing life-changing research and discovery.
We hope you are inspired by what we do and are excited to contribute to our mission. We are looking for candidates who do great work, and we hope they come from a number of different backgrounds and experiences. We aspire to build an increasingly diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every qualification for the position but possess transferable skills and experiences.
UC Santa Cruz, a nationally ranked global, public research university leading at the intersection of innovation and social justice, is looking for a Senior Philanthropic Advisor (SPA) to Vice Chancellor for University Relations. The SPA is a senior development officer assigned to help coordinate the stewardship and cultivation of the university's highest-level development prospects and will manage a portfolio of their own.
This position serves as a lead development professional focusing on donors capable of making significant contributions to the campus. SPA will set short- and long-term strategies and work with development officers, campus leadership and academic partners to develop initiatives to advance each prospect's meaningful connection to the university, setting the stage for solicitation in accordance with the university's priorities. The individual in this position will advise and support the Vice Chancellor for University Relations, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, the future Campaign Director and campus leadership in the planning, coordination, execution and monitoring of the principal gift prospect portfolio. The successful candidate will help coordinate senior volunteer boards for the university.
The individual will develop strategies, and design and implement processes that ensure consistent and effective planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of activities involving individuals assigned to the principal gift prospect pool. They will participate in the assessment of a prospect's readiness for solicitation and in the development of the various tasks and activities associated with the solicitation, such as coordination and execution of fundraising initiatives as well as gift proposal development. The officer will also be responsible for ensuring appropriate stewardship, and coordinating with offices throughout the university as needed. As appropriate, the individual in this position will be responsible for providing logistical support to deans, executive staff, and high-level volunteers for the purpose of advancing principal gift prospect strategies.
The position will maintain a portfolio of principal gift donor prospects, and (as described) will also help maintain and help manage the portfolios of senior campus leadership including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Associate Vice Chancellor for Development. As such, this position is expected to raise or contribute to raising annually gift dollar amounts as established at the fundraiser 5 specialization.
Budgeted Salary: $120,000 - $127,400/year. Salary proportionate to time worked. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 50%, 20 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: While this is a remote/hybrid position, candidates must reside in California
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 000463 (FUNDRAISER 5)
Travel: Never or Rarely
40% - Serves as an expert or lead development professional principal gifts. In this capacity, help maintain and manage portfolios of senior campus leadership including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, and AVC for Development.
30% - Manage a portfolio of donor prospects that include the most influential, complex or highest capacity-rated donors. Qualify major gift prospects and solicit gifts directly.
10% - Develops, creates, writes, implements, and / or evaluates individualized marketing plans and / or strategies for cultivation and solicitation of principal gifts prospects (strategies typically require a high degree of innovation).
10% - Presents formal fundraising proposals to major donors and prospects or prepares senior management to present proposals.
5% - Analyzes needs and creates strategic and long-range plans for pricnipal gift fundraising strategies to ensure that pre-determined fundraising goals are met, in particular as related to the anticipated public comprehansive fundraising campaign.
5% - May oversee the work of professional and support staff and provide logistical support to deans, executive staff and high-level volunteers for the purpose of advancing principal gift prospect strategies.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Demonstrated experience in the personal solicitation of major gifts from individuals.
Knowledge of [or the ability to quickly learn] the full spectrum of development practice, principles, and activities, including gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, administration, working with high-level volunteer committees, and the ability to apply this knowledge creatively to specific fund-raising projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with the deans, faculty, administrators, community leaders, volunteers, donors, and other staff, including people of differing temperaments, socioeconomic backgrounds, and political/ethical philosophies.
Excellent communication skills to express concisely and persuasively, both orally and in writing, the campus's mission and fund-raising goals and to translate prospects' interests and resources into gifts needed by the campus.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision as well as to serve as a key member of the development team.
Effective computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and publishing applications and databases to create, retrieve, and compile up-to-the-minute documents and historical information for reports and for donor research.
Demonstrated commitment and experience working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated experience in a related fund-raising environment with relevant fund-raising experience, emphasizing the identification, cultivation, and bringing to successful conclusion principal gifts from foundations, corporations, or individuals.
Working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Must be able to work remotely from a home office and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Will be required to work a hybrid work schedule, days of the week and number of days to be determined, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work a variable schedule.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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