The Director of Development (DOD) for The School of Law will work collaboratively with the Assistant Dean for Development and External Affairs, The School of Law and University Advancement (UA) to contribute to the development program of the Law School and secure significant philanthropic investments to support it. The primary activity of the DOD is externally focused to secure private philanthropic support and the DOD's effectiveness will be evaluated on the ability to achieve financial goals and meet metrics. The DOD reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Development and External Affairs. The DOD is expected to serve as a member of the School's Advancement team, and to also be a highly collaborative colleague with other development officers across campus.
Experience-based knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising for a comprehensive research university.
Strong collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone.
Experienced in operating under a prospect moves-management system that utilizes a central database.
Self-starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify a significant volume of new prospects.
Collaborative in nature, knowing that many donors' interests involve multiple parts of the university.
Documented success in personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that leverage a relationship-building and moves-management approach leading to successful gift closure.
Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments.
Ability to work independently with both school and institutional goals in mind.
Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible.
Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving multiple and sometimes competing constituencies.
Ability to represent the institution professionally, externally and internally.
Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials.
Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties.
Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Salesforce or a comparable donor/prospect database system.
Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans.
Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments.
Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or deadlines. Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations.
Bachelor's degree and five years of successful professional development and/or fundraising-related experience, preferably in higher education, preferably in business OR, any equivalent combinations of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Crawl: Not Applicable
Handle Objects: Occasionally
Reach above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Perform Calculations: Constantly
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Constantly
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Not Applicable
Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable
Drive Motorized Equipment: Occasionally
Confined Spaces: Not Applicable
Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Not Applicable
Gas System: Not Applicable
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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 .
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