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Sr. Director of Development, CNAS

 

The budgeted amount for this position is $125,000 - $135,000. Under the leadership of the Assistant Dean for Development and in close collaboration with the Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), UC Riverside seeks a Sr. Director of Development (SDoD) who will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to grow the college's philanthropic pipeline and secure annual and major gifts that will benefit endowments, research programs, and student success. The SDoD will identify and manage approximately 150 individual donors and will travel locally and statewide frequently for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes. The SDoD 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. The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences' 13 departments comprise the college's three divisions led by Divisional Deans: Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences. This unique structure has resulted in the need for dedicated philanthropic engagement from an incumbent who will be instrumental in planning and executing strategies in collaboration with the CNAS Development team and will help raise $100M of the university's $300M "Living the Promise" campaign goal by December 2020. Please note: this is a three-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees.

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University Advancement Finance Coordinator

 

The budgeted amount for this position is up to $65,000. The university advancement administration finance coordinator provides financial, administrative, and daily support to Advancement's budget and operations manager, and related staff. Responsibilities will include training administrative staff on UC Riverside financial systems, reconciling budget reports and ledgers, serving as the primary transactor for University Communications, Administration, and supporting the fiscal operations of University Advancement.

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Executive Assistant, Advancement Administration

The budgeted amount for this position is up to $53,000. The executive assistant provides executive level coordination and support to the chief financial and administrative officer of University Advancement, providing high level programmatic and administrative support on a wide range of issues, projects, programs, and on matters of importance to the Advancement Administration department. Represents the Advancement Administration department in a professional manner, exercising sound judgement, tact, and the utmost discretion. Manages calendars, assuring that the designated individual is scheduled appropriately, fully briefed, and has relevant background materials for each engagement and meeting. Incumbent will also be responsible for processing purchase and travel requests, reimbursements, and other routine accounting transactions utilizing on-line financial systems. Assists with planning and execution of special projects as assigned.

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Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Communications

The budgeted amount for this position is up to $70,000.  The assistant director for stewardship and donor communications is an integral member of UCR's Donor Relations program and central advancement team. This is a new position responsible for implementing a creative and engaging donor correspondence, acknowledgement and fund stewardship program. In close coordination/collaboration with Stewardship and Donor Relations team members, campus partners and influencing departments/units, the incumbent will recommend, develop, and implement programs dedicated to thanking, informing, and engaging UCR's key donor constituencies (past, current and future donors, alumni, community members, faculty, staff and students). The assistant director for stewardship and donor communications provides high level written and oral communications support when requested to further the efforts of all donor stewardship and engagement activities on behalf of Development and University Advancement.  Applicants will be required to submit a work sample as part of the selection process.
 

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Development Coordinator, School of Business

The budgeted amount for this position is $55,000- $65,000. The Development Coordinator is a full-time position that works closely with and reports directly to the Senior Director of Development. The development coordinator is primarily responsible for executing daily fundraising and administrative activities in support of UC Riverside's School of Business fundraising strategy and plans. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; providing administrative support to two development staff, calendar management, event support, reviewing and submitting expense reports, making travel arrangements, developing annual giving appeals, managing a prospect portfolio and preparation of materials for meetings. They will also work and interact with volunteers, donors, faculty, and other university staff to assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with all university constituencies. Cover letter required.

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Director of Development, Education and Policy

 

The budgeted amount for this position is $95,000- $110,000. Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Development for Education and Policy and in close collaboration with the Dean of the Graduate School of Education, UC Riverside seeks a motivated, energetic, innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable individual to assume the position of Director of Development for Education and Policy. The individual in this position will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to grow the philanthropic pipeline and secure major gifts ($25,000 and up) in support of the Graduate School of Education. The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside prepares students to become administrators, educators, advocates, and scholars who promote excellence and equity in every area of education. UC Riverside's campus in inland Southern California is ideally located to conduct research among the ethnically diverse K-12 student populations in the region. Students in our education programs work alongside world-class faculty devising and conducting research that brings about positive change for students of all ages and abilities. The incumbent should have familiarity with education foundations and be willing to assist faculty in the development of foundation proposals. The DoD will identify and manage approximately 150 prospective donors and will travel locally and statewide frequently for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes. The DoD 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. The DoD will be instrumental in planning and executing strategies in collaboration with the Education and Policy development team, to achieve the University's $300M "Living the Promise" campaign goal by 2020. This is a three-year, renewable contract position that includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. A cover letter is required.

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Public Events Manager

 

The budgeted amount for this position is $47,000 to $57,000. The UC Riverside, Office of Event Management & Protocol is recruiting for a Public Events Manager to plan and implement ongoing annual events, and assist with the coordination and production of campus-wide public ceremonies and high-profile major events. The Public Events Manager will work collaboratively with campus stakeholders, service providers, and vendors to create successful special events that will make a positive impression on UC Riverside's constituents, and will enhance the University's image and attractiveness as a worthy focus of charitable giving and other forms of support.

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Executive Communications Officer

 

The budgeted amount for this position is $65,000 - $88,000. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Communications/Chief Communications Officer, and a member of the University Communications team, the executive communications officer is responsible for researching, writing, and editing strategic communications, primarily for the Chancellor. The position will work directly with the Chancellor, Associate Chancellor and other university leaders to advance the strategic messages of UC Riverside. Communications will include but not be limited to speeches, presentations, op-eds, news stories, publications, digital communications, and other content. Previous experience in developing communications, marketing, or advocacy messages for executive leadership is strongly preferred. Applicants may be required to submit work samples as part of the selection process. Additionally, some interview questions may contain content review, which may include writing and editing

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Director of Regional Development, Mountain States

 

Budgeted amount for this position is $95,000- $110,000. Under the general direction of the Senior Director of Regional Development, the Director of Regional Development, Mountain States will play an important role in growing the overall donor base and building long-term strategic and resource capacity for the University's general fundraising efforts in the Mountain States (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming). The Director of Regional Development will preferably reside in the greater Phoenix, AZ or the greater Denver/Boulder, CO areas. The incumbent will be responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors and prospects ($25,000 and above). Additionally, the incumbent is also responsible for building a pipeline of major gift activity in their specific region, connecting alumni, donors, friends, volunteers, and other constituents to the efforts of the campus and to ultimately, increase individual gifts to campus-wide schools, departments, and programs. This is a three-year, renewable contract position that includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. A cover letter is required.

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Assistant Director, Constituent Research and Development

 

Under the general supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director of Constituent Research & Development performs duties in all areas of the prospect management and research operations, supporting pipeline and portfolio development via a client-based system. The research office is responsible for providing in-depth background information on a wide variety of constituents for use by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Deans, faculty, and the Development department. In collaboration with the director, incumbent will help develop and manage prospect management process guidelines, regularly monitoring development activity for continuity and compliance. Work with the research team to partner with and train frontline fundraisers on the tracking and management of their activity in Raiser's Edge and ensure appropriate use of prospect research information to inform development strategies and report on information regarding fundraising progress/activity. Interpret information to advise senior leadership and other managers on fundraising performance. Additional responsibilities include initiating proactive research, data mining, and analytics that will produce a pipeline of prospects for future qualification, cultivation, and solicitation, in support of UC Riverside. This position is critical to the success of UC Riverside's overall fundraising efforts, providing services to the entire campus. By identifying, prioritizing, and focusing the efforts of Development staff on well-defined pools of prospects, the research office enables efficiency in fundraising and ensures philanthropic goals are met. Cover letter required.

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