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At the University of California San Diego, challenging convention is our most cherished tradition. Since its inception, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren't afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. In our short history, through sheer determination and a relentless pursuit for groundbreaking discovery, UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world's premier research universities, one of the nation's top-10 public universities, and the country's top public university for positive impact.
Launched publicly in March 2017, the Campaign for UC San Diego is the most ambitious fundraising effort in our history: a $2 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign to transform the student experience, our campus, and ultimately the world. Private support is necessary to help us continue to drive innovation, advance society, propel economic growth, and, ultimately, solve the world's most pressing problems. UC San Diego Advancement's University Development department is the frontline-fundraising team responsible for supporting General Campus and Scripps Institution of Oceanography leadership in securing philanthropic resources that advance opportunity for their students, faculty and initiatives.
University Development recognizes the crucial role development professionals play in identifying, engaging, cultivating and stewarding the philanthropic partners capable of assuring this university's brightest future. Our leadership works tenaciously to seek out development professionals at all stages of their careers who evince the passion and integrity representative of our university's character. Once part of the University Development team, colleagues are celebrated for their accomplishments and offered the support necessary to identify and realize ambitious goals. We place a premium on collaboration and shared endeavor, recognizing that true philanthropic success is measured best by the long-term advancement of UC San Diego and the impact of its work.
The Director of Donor Strategy reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor, University Development (AVC-UD) and serves as a core member of the senior leadership team. Serving as a strategic partner to the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development, the Director of Donor Strategy ensures significant levels of philanthropic support for General Campus by managing and driving University Development's $500K+ gift pipeline and helping inform strategic direction in partnership with University Development leadership and key Advancement partners. The Director will be accountable for utilizing statistical analysis tools to analyze growth trends and forecast program future direction, and will also prepare and analyze regular status reports for the AVC-UD. At the direction of the AVC-UD, directs resources to their most productive uses with the aim to increase donor development, advocacy, and service and build a sustainable institutional donor pipeline inclusive of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of UC San Diego. The position also plays a critical role in partnering with University Development leadership and Advancement's Prospect Development team in tracking, analyzing and reporting on $500K+ gift prospect portfolios.
The incumbent is responsible for developing and cascading the unit's strategy/mission statement and is responsible for ensuring that University Development activities, programs, customer service and proper management of resources are efficient and effective.
Strong ability to apply management principles, practices and techniques to ensure the effective administration and organizational goals are accomplished.
Demonstrated understanding of development and major gifts fundraising and how research and prospect management support development efforts. Proven ability to manage projects and programs and develop guidelines and metrics to track effectiveness of projects and processes.
Demonstrated strong leadership skills, providing vision, motivation and guidance to colleagues, and a diverse volunteer constituency groups.
Excellent analytical and research skills to research special projects, compile complex data, write analyses and formal documents.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with alumni, volunteers, colleagues, staff, faculty, supporters, targeted constituent groups, University officials, and the public with a high degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion, with an emphasis on flexibility and professionalism