The UC Santa Barbara 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, or his/her designee, 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 UC Santa Barbara's attractiveness to, and involvement with, the private sector.
General Summary of Duties
This University Development Officer serves as Associate Director of Development ("ADD"), Parent & Family Giving within the Regional Giving program and central development office. S/he will personally work with donor prospects to optimize philanthropy to benefit UC Santa Barbara and to support the divisions, interdisciplinary initiatives, and deans' funds. The ADD primarily focuses on giving from parents to create networks in order to promote fundraising priorities, with additional attention to other kinds of constituents (alumni, friends, faculty/staff) to support the overall fundraising strategy for the campus. As a member of the Development Office staff, his/her fund raising efforts are devoted primarily to Parent & Family Giving, with the remaining time devoted to Regional Giving, special projects, broader initiatives and other University initiatives, as appropriate.
The ADD focuses on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects and associated family foundations. Primary solicitation focus is securing new and renewing Chancellor's Council ($1,000+ annually) level gifts and helping to create a pipeline of major gift prospects. With regard to major gift pipeline building, the ADD, in coordination with the Director of Development, Parent & Family Giving, and the Senior Director of Development, executes planned prospect discovery and fosters collaboration and strategy with colleagues across the Development Office, campus administrators and key volunteers, in order to maximize philanthropic support from parents to UC Santa Barbara. The ADD prioritizes work by geographic regions, which are developed and sustained through networks, allowing her/him to be most efficient in targeted fundraising outreach.
The ADD focuses about sixty percent of his/her time on direct fundraising and fundraising outreach activities. Forty percent is focused on other activities, including administrative duties, such as event planning and coordinating. The ADD works to ensure that all aspects of his/her development program are internally consistent, thematically related, and thoroughly coordinated within the Parent & Family Giving 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
Prior experience preferred in individual major donor development or related profession. Proven success in the development, sales, or related business field.
An understanding of building professional relationships in a Development environment
With training, ability to articulate the programmatic objectives with clarity and passion.
Highest ethical standards, demonstrated empathy and a positive attitude in the face of difficulty and challenge
Bachelor's degree preferred
Sensitivity to long-term relationship building and stewardship with donors and potential donors.
High level of initiative, creativity and energy.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.