Arts/Culture/Humanities, Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
The UCSB 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, 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 UCSB's attractiveness to, and involvement with, the private sector.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Director of Development, Humanities & Fine Arts This University Major Gifts Development Officer serves as Director of Development ("Director") for the Division of Humanities & Fine Arts ("HFA") in the College of Letters and Science. Works to optimize philanthropic support for the Humanities and Fine Arts in response to academic priorities established by the Humanities & Fine Arts Dean ("Dean"). As a member of the Development Office staff, fund raising efforts are devoted primarily to the division, with the remaining time to special projects, interdisciplinary initiatives and other University initiatives, as appropriate. The position reports to the Assistant Dean of Development, Humanities and Fine Arts and assists the Assistant Dean and other Director(s) of Development in Humanities and Fine Arts on strategies and activities to maximize donor support.
The Director focuses about eighty percent time on major gift ($100k+) fund raising activities. Twenty percent is focused on prospect discovery and lower level gift solicitations ($10,000+), pipeline building, and administrative duties such as planning, coordinating and executing aspects of the HFA development program.
With regard to major gift fund raising, the Director is responsible for designing and executing planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewarding of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Works personally with donor prospects and supports the Dean, faculty and volunteers in prospect relationships, in order to maximize philanthropic support for the division, interdisciplinary initiatives, and the university overall to raise gifts to meet identified fund raising priorities.
Director works to ensure that all aspects of his/her development program are internally consistent, thematically related, and thoroughly coordinated with the Humanities and Fine Arts development program and compatible with the policies and priorities of the Development Office and University.
NOTE: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required, Master's degree preferred
Five to ten years of experience in individual major donor development or related profession. Proven success in the major gift fundraising; experience in higher education preferred
An understanding of the culture of Division/Area departments
With training, ability to articulate the programmatic objectives of the Division/Area with clarity and passion
Highest ethical standards, demonstrated empathy and a positive attitude in the face of difficulty and challenge
Track record of engaging industry effectively toward funding goals and philanthropic outcomes
A general understanding of planned giving
Sensitivity to long-term relationship building and stewardship with donors and potential donors
High level of initiative, creativity and energy
Master's degree preferred
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.