Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
The UC Santa Barbara Office of Development blends the strengths of both a centralized and a decentralized operation. Although all development officers report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, or his/her designee, some are dedicated to specific schools and units, working hand-in-hand with Deans, Directors and faculty to secure private support. Additional development officers focus on specific regions of the country and/or are dedicated to increasing involvement by alumni, parents and friends. A strong central core initiates programs, or provides guidance and expertise, in foundation relations, planned giving, capital projects, donor stewardship, The UCSB Foundation and other areas of specialization. An integrated tracking and coordination system ensures a collaborative and smooth working environment, all aimed at enhancing UC Santa Barbara's attractiveness to, and involvement with, the private sector.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES
This University Senior Major Gifts Development Officer serves as the Assistant Dean of Development for the Sciences (Assistant Dean). The Assistant Dean leads and oversees the university's fund-raising activities in Math Life and Physical Science and select interdisciplinary centers. Works closely with the Dean of the Sciences to create and implement fund-raising and campaign plans for these major campus units. This senior position plays a critical role in the overall campus fund-raising program.
Designs and executes planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of major gifts ($100k+) with a focus on gifts of $1M+ from individuals and foundations and provides management oversight for annual giving and identification of new donors to build for the future. Personally manages a select portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects, guides, and manages other the Sciences Development Officers in their donor prospect relationships, supporting the Dean, faculty and volunteers in top prospect relationships, in order to maximize philanthropic support for UC Santa Barbara, raising gifts to meet identified fund-raising priorities.
Focuses approximately 80 percent time on major gift fund-raising activities, 20 percent on personnel management, strategy development, and administrative duties such as planning, coordinating and executing aspects of the Sciences and or Sciences fund-raising program.
The Assistant Dean works to ensure that all aspects of the Sciences fund-raising program are internally consistent, thematically related, and compatible with the policies and priorities of the relevant Academic units, Development Office and University.
NOTE: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 5-7 years of major gift experience, including raising seven figure gifts
Proven track record of successfully managing current and prospective benefactors at the leadership level
Demonstrated skill at gift negotiation and gift solicitation to engage complex and sophisticated individual, corporate, and foundation donors toward significant philanthropic outcomes
Demonstrated skill in writing professional, clear, and compelling proposals and other solicitation materials, acknowledgments, reports, public announcements and routine business correspondence
Ability to articulate the case for higher education, and UCSB 's science and technology programs
Knowledge of office and productivity software sufficient to function smoothly in a highly technology-based environment (including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and Internet applications)
Experience in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing customized donor cultivation activities, such as dinners, luncheons, receptions, meetings, and tours
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, under deadlines, without close supervision; self-direction in the initiation, coordination and completion of tasks, acute attention to detail is essential
Outstanding social skills, instincts, discretion and judgment, coupled with strong personal ethics
Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through
Ability to establish a cooperative working relationship with staff; the ability to work as a member of a team, and to support the Development Office structure, obtaining approvals and coordinating as needed
Ability to handle problems as they occur, and follow through on all aspects of the position
Ability to work comfortably with a flexible work schedule
Proven success in goal achievement
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience