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Associate Director of Development, Health Advancement

University of California at Irvine
Irvine, California, United States
11 days ago


Position Summary:

In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. A top public university, UCI has become internationally recognized for improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community. Today, UCI continues to inspire change and pioneer new ideas with the support of its generous partners, alumni and friends. Through the combined efforts of the University Advancement & Alumni relations team, the University is able to share its amazing achievements, build lasting relationships and generate support for important campus programs and initiatives. University Advancement seeks to strengthen contributions in research, education, and service; accelerate the university's place among globally preeminent research universities; and bring together passions, skills, and creativity to further improve people's lives.

Under the general direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development is a fundraising professional who works collaboratively with the Senior Director of Development and University Advancement colleagues to lead specific campaign development programs and secure significant philanthropic support for the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences with a goal of raising $1 million annually in annual and major gifts. The scope of responsibilities include: qualification, cultivation, and solicitation, of new and existing donors, donor engagement, meeting metrics, development and coordination of fundraising programs, development of collateral material, presentations, newsletters, stewardship, and coordination of leadership meetings. The incumbent performs coordination of complex duties that engages with confidential and sensitive information of a broad scope related to donor relations, annual and major gift fundraising, and public relations. Incumbent is a motivated individual willing to partner with development officers, clinicians and faculty in priority areas of identified school or unit to create opportunities for patients, friends, alumni and corporations to express their gratitude for excellent patient care, research and education. The Associate Director of Development will manage and implement the annual fund, solicit leadership annual fund donations, and solicit major gifts.

Compensation Range: $74,000 - $86,000

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A minimum of three years of successful fundraising in a complex development program, preferably in a health-related field.

Experience working in a capital campaign and knowledge of concepts from planning phase to conclusion is desired.

Successful experience working with volunteers leaders and university administrators to ensure an integrated, organized effort

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Must possess a valid California driver license and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program

Strong written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Strong skills in maintaining confidentiality. Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and project management skills. Understanding of academic, research and education functions and operating principals of a major research university Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques. Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc. Thorough working knowledge of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.

Working knowledge of Salesforce or comparable a donor/prospect database system

Special Conditions Preferred:

May work occasional evenings and weekends.

May be required to drive on occasion in order to perform the routine or essential job responsibilities for the position

Conditions of Employment

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

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Closing Statement

The University of California, Irvine 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 .
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]


Job Information

  • Job ID: 63937415
  • Location:
    Irvine, California, United States
  • Position Title: Associate Director of Development, Health Advancement
  • Company Name For Job: University of California at Irvine
  • Job Function: Fundraising
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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