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Senior Gift Specialist

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
28447902 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $60,761 - $97,134

Position Information

Under the direction of the Director of Gift Administration, the senior gift specialist is an integral member of the Gift Administration team responsible for the quality and integrity of the alumni and donor database and ensuring that all gifts and pledges are recorded, acknowledged, and reported accurately and in a timely manner, in accordance with established policies and procedures. The senior gift specialist administers gifts to the Regents, serves as the resource for gift policy, IRS regulations, questions about donations to UCR and UCR Foundation, and assists with regular and ad-hoc reporting.

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 ten weeks after their first date of employment.

Please note the budgeted amount for this position is up to $63,266.


Education Requirements

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


Experience Requirement
Minimum of 4 years of related experience such as processing gifts. Required
Experience in higher education. Preferred
Experience in Raiser's Edge database. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff verbally and in writing.
Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
Solid organizational skills and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

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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