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Senior Director, Regional and Pipeline Development

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
28160160 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $103,300 - $175,600

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*Campus presence required with hybrid accommodations. * With a strategic frontline focus, the Sr. Director for Regional and Pipeline Development will develop and implement a plan for high volume, mission-focused engagement and cultivation of new philanthropic donors and volunteers for UCR. This position oversees a team of three experienced fundraisers, with access to a shared administrative support professional. Responsibilities include developing relationships with known volunteers, faculty and staff, as well as central University leadership with a primary goal of creating productive discussions that identify new approaches and opportunities to attract potential donors. The incumbent should be able to develop creative strategies that leverage campus events and communications to engage alumni and new donor prospect relationships. Team efforts will broaden the pipeline for development partners across the division and encourage higher levels of donor giving. Working in partnership with colleagues in University Relations, Alumni Engagement, and Development, the Sr. Director will develop strategy and implement a plan to build the pipeline of major gift donors from initial discovery efforts, through qualification conversations, and ultimately by enacting a cultivation and solicitation plan with a donor-centered approach. Success for the team will be measured through a variety of metrics, including but not limited to collective renewals, upgrades, and referrals to major gift partners.

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.

Please note: this is a three-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. The budgeted amount for this position is up to $145,000.


Education Requirements

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


Experience Requirement
8 - 13 years of related experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Strong skills to meet predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts and meeting fundraising goals.
Strong written, oral and interpersonal communications skills and political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
Strong strategic planning skills and skills to conceive, design, implement, evaluate and manage fundraising programs and strategies.
Strong skills in persuasion/negotiation and strong marketing skills.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills.
Strong knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations, including strategies for donor identification, cultivation and solicitation.
Strong knowledge of management/leadership concepts, principles and best practices.
Strong leadership/management skills to select, train, mentor, evaluate and motivate staff.
Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Proven success at building internal (faculty, staff, colleagues, administrators) relationships with a focus on engaging them in philanthropic strategies.
Creativity to build motivating cases for donor engagement and philanthropy across all areas of giving, including a focus on unrestricted support and top campus priority support.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong knowledge of the campus, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure, and current issues of concern.

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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