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Director of Development, Bourns College of Engineering

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
26302951 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $96,700 - $140,400

Position Information

Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Development, Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), the Director of Development, BCOE increases private philanthropy (individual, foundation, and corporate) to BCOE through major, principal, and planned gifts. The incumbent will implement programs of engagement between the campus and external constituencies in support of multiple fundraising projects that may include, and are not limited to: makerspaces, student organizations, women in philanthropy, department or center-specific projects, and endowed scholarships, fellowships, and chairs. UCR development places a high value on collaboration and active participation in professional development.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. Please note: all university development officers sign three-year renewable contracts which include the same employee benefits afforded career employees. The budgeted amount for this position is up to $105,000. Additionally, this position is eligible for hybrid/remote accommodations.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Advanced degree Preferred


License Requirement
Valid Drivers's License Required
California Driver's License Preferred


Experience Requirement
6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
3 - 5 years of experience with a record of demonstrated fundraising results in an academic or nonprofit environment. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Valid Drivers License Required
Travel Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required

Minimum Requirements

Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to make persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.
Understanding of standard office productivity software including Microsoft suite of programs.
Good organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Demonstrated success at meeting predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution, and evaluation.
Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and prospects.
Ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and university leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
Ability to work effectively with advancement staff in devising, analyzing, modifying, implementing, and evaluating development programs.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Very strong skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Advanced organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution, and strong project management skills.
Proven success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institutional goals, and closing gifts ($25,000+) from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.
Ability to work effectively with student organizations, parent programs, and faculty.

Preferred Qualifications

General knowledge of various types of charitable gifts, including in-kind gifts, gifts of securities, planned giving vehicles, and gifts of real property.

Advanced working knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and/or throughout higher education/healthcare generally. Advanced working of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.

Experience supporting capital or comprehensive campaigns in higher education.

Experience using Raiser's Edge or other CRM databases.

Experience with exporting/importing data from or to different software applications; and operating knowledge of internet for data gathering purposes.

Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably within a major research university environment.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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