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Managing Director of Development, Annual & Special Gifts (Fundraising Mgr 1)

Company: University of California-Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION The Annual and Special Gifts Program provides leadership, coordination, and support services to help the university meet its mission, strengthens philanthropic support and focuses efforts on the university's highest priorities. Advance your career as a member of the diverse and innovative fundraising team who will build UC Davis' next multi-billion-dollar fundraising campaign. Development & Alumni Relations (DEVAR) provides leadership in building enduring public trust, understanding, and support for UC Davis and its mission of teaching, research, and public service. DEVAR provides leadership, coordination and support services to help the university meet its mission of research, teaching and service by building philanthropic support and executing approved fundraising programs that support the university's highest priorities and initiatives.
JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Managing Executive Director of Development, the Managing Director of Development (MDOD) will lead a team of frontline fundraisers for the Annual & Special Gifts program focused on the strategic identification, qualification and cultivation of alumni, parents and friends of UC Davis throughout California with a goal of building and maintaining a new pipeline of prospects for the Annual Fund and for the university at large. This position is a key participant in developing the strategy and planning of development for the ASGP unit. As such, they will be responsible for building relationships with internal and external constituencies across the university to build and maintain a collaborative culture that supports the philanthropic interests of our donors. Guided by a "donor centered" approach, the incumbent will solicit leadership annual gifts from prospects, while developing a personal portfolio of well-qualified prospective donors who, with careful cultivation, will make a major gift of $50K+ in addition to leadership annual gifts. As part of this work, they will direct efforts to identify new prospects through researching background information on potential donors, developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs/events. The MDOD will oversee the frontline fundraising staff and support their efforts to manage their portfolios with prospects and donors who have given at the leadership annual giving level or have potential to give leadership annual, major or planned gifts. They will also serve as development liaison with other units and departments at UC Davis and UC Davis Health.
POSITION INFORMATION Position to remain open until filled. Initial application review is 10/10/2023. Salary Range $103,500.00 - $216,500.00/yr. Departmental Salary Budget is $103,500 - $115,000/yr. No. of Positions 1 Appointment Type Career Percentage of Time Full time 100% Shift Hours Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm Location Davis Union Representation No Benefits Eligible Yes Apply by Date 12/28/2023 at 12:01 am This position is based in Davis, CA and may be eligible for flexible work arrangements, including a hybrid schedule.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS * Mental Demands: Analytical and Problem Solving - Occasionally, Confidentiality - Constantly, Constant Interruptions - Occasionally, Customer Contact - Frequently, Detailed Work - Constantly, Math - Frequently, Multiple Concurrent Tasks - Frequently, Reasoning - Frequently, Training - Occasionally, Verbal Communication - Frequently, Written Communication - Frequently, Ability to Adjust Focus - Frequently. * Physical Demands: Carrying - Occasionally, Attendance - Frequently, Cleaning - Occasionally, Driving - Frequently, Sitting - Frequently, Speaking - Frequently, Writing - Frequently, Talk or Hear - Frequently * Lifting Requirements: Up to 10 Pounds (Sedentary) - Occasionally, Up to 25 Pounds (Light) - Occasionally * Noise Conditions: Quiet Noise Conditions - Occasionally, Very Quiet Conditions - Occasionally, Moderate Noise Conditions - Occasionally * Additional Physical Demands: Remain stationary for extended periods of time during events. Maneuver items (event boxes) weighing up to 25lbs. WORK ENVIRONMENT * Work occasional overtime including evenings, weekends and holidays. * Hybrid work schedule with both in person expectations and remote capacity. * Must be able to travel to donor visits throughout the state, off-site meetings, and events. Valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation. * Ability to work effectively in an area where there is constant traffic and noise from office machines, telephones, and conversations. * The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles. https://ucdavispolicy.ellucid.com/documents/view/271 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum License/Certification: * Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum Education/Experience: * A minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience with proven ability to cultivate, solicit and steward philanthropic gifts of $50K and above. * A minimum of 3 years of experience supervising development professionals, or transferrable experience mentoring fundraising professionals on qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts. * Experience recruiting, training, evaluating, motivating, and coaching employees of various backgrounds and identities. Documented experience building a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion amongst team members. * Experience recruiting, training, evaluating, motivating, and coaching employees of various backgrounds and identities. Documented experience building a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion amongst team members. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA): * Advanced written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. * Demonstrated skills providing leadership and support to key development partners, such as deans and faculty, as well as volunteers, trustees, and development colleagues in carrying out their responsibilities. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preferred Education/Experience: * Higher Education major gift fundraising experience with proven ability to cultivate, solicit and steward philanthropic gifts of $1M and above, including excellent knowledge of all aspects of a college/university campus, including relevant issues for both the campus and higher education including, applicable laws, rules, regulations, institutional policies, etc. * 3+ years of experience supervising development professionals, including managing them to success in reaching individual metrics goals. * Experience or working knowledge of public, land-grant, and/or agricultural and environmental focused institutions. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA): * Political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies, including donors and volunteers. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Background Check This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here. As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


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