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Director of Development, Student Affairs

Company: University of California, Santa Barbara
Date Posted: October 27, 2017


The Director focuses about eighty percent time on major gift fund-raising activities. Twenty percent is focused on other activities related to fund raising, mostly major gifts of $100,000+ level, but also including some lower level gift solicitations at $10,000 and up, and administrative duties such as planning, coordinating and executing aspects of the Student Affairs' development program. With regard to major gift fund raising, the Director is responsible for designing and executing planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.

The Director co-supervises a Development Assistant, communicates with and advises SA managers, departments, and staff(s) on Development issues/priorities; liaisons with institutional advancement through a reporting line; conducts research and analysis to search for new donor leads; and prepares give/grant proposals. The Director must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, keen analytic abilities, and the facility to represent the University to outside agencies, community collaborators, private foundations, corporations, and individual donors. The executive director's work is characterized by independence, initiative, and self-direction.

Director works to ensure that all aspects of the fund-raising program integrate with the policies and priorities of Student Affairs' offices, the Development Office and the University. Works closely and in collaboration with other Development Officers within Student Affairs and within the greater University. Attends Development Office training and strategy meetings, routinely. 

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