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Associate Vice Chancellor, Development

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27898249 Full Time 8AM - 5PM -

Position Information

The associate vice chancellor for development (AVC) will report to the vice chancellor for university advancement. This individual will oversee 45 staff engaged in development work supporting college and school major and principal gifts, intercollegiate athletics, library, and university extension fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, gift planning, regional fundraising, and annual giving. The AVC will participate in the campus strategic planning process and build a comprehensive development program reflecting the university's overarching values and vision. The AVC will work closely with the vice chancellor, chancellor, provost, deans, and other university leadership to set priorities and annual goals to meet long-term university-wide objectives. He or she will also actively solicit feedback and input from deans, faculty, donors, and alumni to ensure that UCR's fundraising efforts are effective and reflect institutional priorities. The AVC will review the current development structures and activities to ensure they are effective, strategic, innovative, flexible, and donor-centric. Lastly, the AVC will build strong, trusting relationships with advancement colleagues and partners, and teams across the university, establishing a culture of philanthropy, collaboration, and service. Please note: applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a cover letter that includes a letter of interest addressing the themes in the prospectus and a statement of contributions to diversity (more information can be in the link provided https://advancement.ucr.edu/sites/default/files/2022-10/avc-development-prospectus-1022.pdf ).

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 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 ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

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


Experience Requirement
10 - 15 years of related experience. Required
Minimum 5 - 7 years of experience supervisory/managerial experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Required

Special Conditions

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

Minimum Requirements

Working knowledge of foundations and non-profit, public benefit corporations.
Expert skills to conceive, design, implement and evaluate effective fundraising programs.
A keen eye for operational efficiency and optimal use of resources; the ability to plan, monitor, and manage a budget.
Expert knowledge of design and implementation of donor identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies and techniques.
Expert level political acumen.
A deep appreciation for the distinctive mission, history, achievements, and aspirations of the University of California, Riverside, and the ability to effectively articulate the University's vision and philanthropic priorities to diverse audiences, both internal and external.
Expert marketing skills.
Expert knowledge of leadership and management principles, concepts, techniques, etc.
Demonstrated experience developing and articulating a substantive and cohesive vision for strategic fundraising based on an institution's history and goals, successfully identifying and engaging prospective donors, and recognizing the need to adapt and adjust as appropriate over time.
Expert leadership/management skills, including skills to select, train, mentor, motivate and evaluate all levels of staff.
Expert knowledge of the campus and/or medical center, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives and issues of concern both on campus and/or medical center as well as in higher education and the medical sciences.
Expert strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical and persuasion/negotiation skills.
Expert skills to meet predetermined goals and objectives, including meeting fundraising goals and objectives.
Expert knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations, including principles, concepts, techniques and procedures.
Expert written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications

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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