Job Category:Unit:Position Code:Status:Closing Date:Salary:Location:Background check:Description: Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB KEY RESPONSIBILITIES The Director is responsible for working very closely with program managers across campus to ensure that all gifts and endowment payout are spent according to donor intent. In addition, the Director will devise a training strategy for campus gift fund management, provide training programs for various External Relations staff members and campus partners and maintain and expand training materials and resources for the unit as needed. The Director will work closely with the Director of Stewardship as it relates to annual donor reporting to ensure integrity of the financial data and gift terms. Maintains a working knowledge of stewardship functions in order to provide cross-trained support when necessary. This may include, but is not limited to, support of stewardship financial reporting functions and communications and it relates to gift use. Supports special projects and initiatives as it related to fund and gift management.
Qualifications: EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Licenses - Maintain a valid US Driver's License
Five years of prior experience managing programs and/or staff involved in the compilation, review, analysis and reconciliation of funds, accounts, expenditures or other related financial/business transactions. Experience in a complex university advancement services, fundraising or similarly structured environment including the management and processing of large volumes of information. Ability to quickly and efficiently learn university and IRS policies and regulations. Strong written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including aptitude in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification, avoidance and resolution. Strong skills in maintaining confidentiality. Willingness to work evenings and weekends. Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office, database software (experience with Raiser's Edge preferred) and online research. Strong analytical skills with the ability to conduct research, think strategically, analyze information and complex multifaceted problems and situations in order to develop strategies for problem resolution and program planning. Highly organized, efficient and attentive to detail and accuracy; ability to independently plan, prioritize and manage multiple projects and activities, follow through on assignments with minimal supervision and meet deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment. Ability to provide creative and constructive suggestions for improvement and efficiency and/or effectiveness of program; ability to provide program metrics. Knowledge of CASE, NACUBO, GASB standards of management reporting of private support in institutions of higher education is preferred. Working knowledge of accounting systems, procedures and policies to include working knowledge of general ledger and subsidiary ledger systems is preferred. Knowledge of university and campus gift policies and procedures; principles of fundraising and ability to negotiate gifts with Development officers is preferred.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu
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UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.