Director of Development, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Initiatives
Job Number: 201803278444 Full/Part Time: Full Time Schedule: 8AM - 5PM Salary: $84,500 - $125,500
Position Information: Under the leadership of the Sr. Director of Development and in close collaboration with the dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), UC Riverside seeks a motivated, energetic, innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable individual to assume the position of director of development (DoD) for the college, with a focus on UC Riverside's agricultural initiatives. The individual in this position will develop and execute long-and short-term strategies to grow the philanthropic pipeline and secure annual and major gifts ($25,000+) in support of the Division of Agricultural Sciences. Support from alumni, local community members, state and local government, corporations, and statewide prospects will benefit critical capital projects, research programs, and students. The incumbent will work with and engage a variety of vested groups including local and state government, the California Citrus Board, state commodity boards, and industry-specific corporations. The DoD will identify and manage a group of approximately 150 prospective and current donors and will travel locally and statewide frequently for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes. Fundraising support for capital projects will benefit a new Agricultural Operations Educational Center, four Plant Growth Environment Facilities, and various other projects included in the university's master plan. Programmatic philanthropy will support faculty research, graduate student fellowships, undergraduate research opportunities, and additional divisional needs. The DoD will arrange appropriate opportunities for key faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists, and academic leadership to meet with prospective donors and will work collaboratively with other University Advancement colleagues to achieve fundraising goals. The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences' 13 departments comprise the college's three divisions led by divisional deans: Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences. This unique structure, the rich history of the California Citrus Experiment Station becoming the founding unit of the university in 1954, and the Department of Entomology's #1/2 nationwide ranking have resulted in the need for dedicated philanthropic engagement from a DoD. The incumbent will be instrumental in planning and executing annual giving appeals and major gift strategies in collaboration with the CNAS Development team and will help raise $100M of the university's $300M Living the Promise campaign goal by 2020. This is a two-year, renewable contract position which includes the same benefits afforded career employees. Applications without a cover letter and completed application will not be considered.
Education: Education Requirements Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree Preferred
Minimum of 8 years of related experience. Required
3 years in fundraising or a record of demonstrated achievement within a major research university environment Preferred
Ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals. Demonstrated success at meeting predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation. Experience with exporting/importing data from or to different software applications; and operating knowledge of Internet for data gathering purposes. Advanced oral and interpersonal communication skills, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism and discretion in order to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Advanced skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of campus goals/objectives and securing gifts. Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and prospects. Proven success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution goals and closing gifts ($25,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national. Advanced working knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and/or throughout higher education/healthcare generally. Advanced working of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure. Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques. Very strong skills in maintaining confidentiality. Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to make persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts. Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc. Advanced organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution, and strong project management skills.
Experience supporting capital or comprehensive campaigns in higher education.
Ability to work effectively with student organizations parent programs and faculty.
General knowledge of various types of charitable gifts, including in kind gifts, gifts of securities planned giving vehicles and gifts of real property.
Experience using Raiser's Edge or other CRM databases.
Knowledge of a broad range of academic and institutional issues related to a major research university environment.
Experience in coordinating and integrating fundraising efforts with alumni, media relations, and marketing professionals within advancement.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.\
Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns 'Great Schools, Great Prices.'
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as 'the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities.'
U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.