Senior Director of Development, UCR Extension
Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Senior Director of Development, UCR Extension
8AM - 5PM
$107,200 - $157,200
The Senior Director of Development is the chief advancement officer
supporting fundraising efforts for UCR University Extension. The
Extension divisions of the University of California are unique
units in the 10-campus system, focusing primarily on non-degree
credentials-especially Professional Certificates and Postgraduate
Diplomas-for learners of all ages. UCR University Extension's
programs serve high schoolers through academic credit courses,
college students with transfer courses and add-on credentials, and
working adults who are looking to change or move up in their
careers. University Extension also serves adults who have some
college but no degree through a state-funded degree completion
program. University Extension's programs span business, design,
education, healthcare, law, sustainability, and technology and
programs are geared towards both domestic and international
students. University Extension has two physical locations: one near
the campus of UCR in Riverside and the other at the Palm Desert
Center in Palm Desert. Established in 2005, the UCR Palm Desert
Center serves as a base for several UCR research programs,
international academic conferences, continuing education and a
variety of public service programs, and is a resource to extend the
reach of UCR in the Coachella Valley. A key priority and focus for
the Snr. Director of Development, will be expanding UCR's presence
in the Coachella Valley by actively engaging in the local
community, and building a network that will help drive advancement
efforts in the desert region. Under the general direction of the
Snr. Executive Director for Constituency Programs, and in close
collaboration with the Dean of UCR Extension and University
Extension's Senior Leadership team, the Snr. Director will develop
and execute long and short-term strategies to grow the UCR
Extension donor pipeline and secure annual and major gifts that
will benefit endowments, programs, and support student success. The
Senior Director will manage a portfolio of donors and prospective
donors and will travel locally, statewide and occasionally
internationally, for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship purposes. The Senior Director will arrange appropriate
opportunities for key faculty and academic leadership to meet with
prospective donors and will work collaboratively with other
University Advancement colleagues to achieve fundraising goals.
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The full salary range for the Senior Director of Development,
University Extension is $103,300.00 - $199,700.00 annually. The
expected pay scale for this position is up to $125,000 annually. We
base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as
education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other
business and organizational needs.
Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a
UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take
over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with
the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination
Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must
provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a
request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability,
and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no
later than the applicable deadline. For new University of
California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after
their first date of employment.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent
8 - 13 years of related experience.
6 years of experience in fundraising is higher education or a major
Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with
the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours
Requires travel to multiple work sites, including meetings and
events on and off campus. Occasional domestic travel may be
required, as well as nontraditional work hours to accommodate
evening and/or weekends that coincide with events and meetings.
Expert knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current
issues of concern for both the campus and/or throughout higher
education/healthcare, generally. Expert knowledge of the location,
including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and
Experience to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and
solicitation of prospective donors.
Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and
motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and donor
prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters as they
relate to sensitive donor relations issues.
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.
Exceptional skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in
writing, about private gift fundraising in general and in
particular as it applies to UCR.
Expert written and interpersonal communication skills, including
political acumen, to establish and maintain good working
relationships throughout the organization and with outside
constituencies. Expert skills in making persuasive and
presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to
Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including
cultivation, stewardship and donor recognition.
Ability to travel outside of normal business hours.
Expert organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Expert project/program management skills, including skills in
setting and meeting program/project goals and objectives within
budget and time constraints.
Ability to conceptualize, design and implement a development
Proven ability to work effectively with deans and directors,
academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve
fundraising goals. Ability to work effectively with other
advancement staff in devising, analyzing, modifying, implementing,
and evaluating development programs.
Expert level skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Expert knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies,
Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor
relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures,
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
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.
- UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S.
universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and
among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the
2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
- UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for
social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
- UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the
leading national coalition of public research universities
committed to improving student success for low-income,
first-generation, and students of color.
- Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in
financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
- Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of
Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect
specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
- UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13
members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
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
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
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