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Managing Executive Director of Development, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
At a moment when climate change, economic pressures, and social inequities challenge global stability, the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) is leading on behalf of California and the world in addressing the most critical issues facing the planet and humanity in the 21st century. Ranked #1 nationally and #2 in the world- for agricultural sciences and forestry (QS World University Rankings) our impact lies at the nexus of climate, food, human and animal health. Across three divisions of interdisciplinary focus- Agricultural, Environmental and Human and Social Sciences, our students, faculty, and staff are working to support healthy, equitable, and vibrant communities; ensure secure, safe, and high-quality food for the world's population, while maintaining biological diversity in ecosystems essential for global sustainability.The CA&ES Development Team supports this work by generating philanthropy centered on mission critical priorities across research, teaching, and public outreach. Using advanced fundraising concepts, our team serves as a key leader and providing development strategy and support that have significant impact on overall program goals. Critical to our success are robust major ($50,000 or more) and principal gifts ($2,500,000 or more) programs.
JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Advancement, involves designing, developing, delivering, and administering fundraising programs. Incumbent is accountable for providing leadership to assigned fundraising campaigns and programs, and for meeting fundraising revenue goals.Manages and leads various development officers and development support staff on the CA&ES Development and External Relations Team. Identifies new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs/events; cultivates, stewards, and solicits donor prospects. Ensures that all aspects of development programs are consistent with University policies and the policies, practices and standards of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences UC Davis University Development, and UC. Assist in formulating and implementing the College's strategic fundraising plan to serve the academic departments and centers.This is a fundraising position which maintains a portfolio of donor prospects that include influential, complex or highly rated donors in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and may have the authority to make commitments and precedent-setting decisions regarding program design, development, and procedures. This position is metric-driven and expected to raise gift dollar amounts as established by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and annual business plan in alignment with the assigned portfolio. Guided by a "donor centric" approach, the incumbent will strategically find, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts using various communication methods, including in person, video, texting, phone, social media and virtual visits. This position requires good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions, and works independently, collaboratively, and collegially as part of a diverse, matrix organization.
POSITION INFORMATION

Position to remain open until filled. Initial application review date is May 15, 2024. Salary Range$112,400 - $246,000/yr. Departmental Salary Budget is $179,000 - $195,000/yr., commensurate with experience. No. of Positions 1Appointment TypeCareerPercentage of TimeFull time 100%Shift HoursMonday - Friday, 8am-5pmLocationDavisUnion RepresentationNoBenefits EligibleYesApply by Date5/31/2024 by 11:59 pm This position is based in Davis, CA and may be eligible for flexible work arrangements, including a hybrid schedule. 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. Provide own transportation 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.UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.The division of Development and Alumni Engagement and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences embrace and value diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We are committed to employing and retaining a diverse workforce and have programs and policies in place to ensure all employees can succeed regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. In acknowledgment of historical and current injustices faced by marginalized members of our global UC Davis community, we are firmly committed to supporting our Principles of Community and applying tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion into every aspect of our everyday work and organizational culture.. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of five years of professional or volunteer fundraising experience involving managing a major gift portfolio and securing major gifts of six figures or more, preferably in higher education, including knowledge of proven solicitation and cultivation techniques.

Demonstrated experience in all aspects of fundraising, donor relations and public relations, including experience in developing proposals of institutional goals/objectives and successfully soliciting funds from individuals, foundations and corporations.

General knowledge of the various types of charitable gifts, including in-kind gifts, gifts of securities and gifts of real property. Must have general knowledge of estate and planned giving vehicles.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization within all organizational levels of the university and specifically with executive and academic leaders, faculty, parents, students, volunteers, alumni, donor and donor advisers and other constituencies.

Excellent leadership/management skills, and knowledge of leadership/management concepts, procedures, techniques and best practices to select, train, mentor, evaluate and motivate staff.

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 and colleagues in carrying out their responsibilities.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
7+ years of years of professional fundraising experience involving 7+ figure gifts, preferably with higher education or healthcare institutions.

Leadership, management, and supervisory experience leading a team of fundraising professionals.

Extensive knowledge of all aspects of a college/university campus, including relevant issues for both the campus and higher education, and knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, institutional policies, etc.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSBackground CheckThis 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 check.
Principles of CommunityUC Davis is a diverse community comprised of individuals having many perspectives and identities. We come from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences, with distinct needs and goals. We recognize that to create an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community, we must understand and value both our individual differences and our common ground. The UC Davis Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that embodies this commitment, and reflects the ideals we seek to uphold.https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/principles-community

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