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Associate Director of Development, Bourns College of Engineering

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
28837057 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $76,000 - $107,800

Position Information

Reporting directly to Asst. Dean of Development for UC Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, the Associate Director uses professional skills and experience to plan and implement successful fundraising projects and programs in support of BCOE priorities for student support, including scholarships, fellowships, the annual Dean's Innovation Fund Match Challenge in support of student professional organizations, makerspaces, community outreach initiatives, special projects, student research experiences, etc. Works with student, alumni, and parent volunteers. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has strong communication skills and professional ethics. The position is expected to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective donors, increase the overall number of donors to the college, and solicit leadership annual gifts in support of college priorities. Please note: all university development officers sign three-year renewable contracts which include the same employee benefits afforded career employees.

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.

The budgeted amount for this position is up to $90,000. Additionally, this position is eligible for hybrid accommodations.


Education Requirements

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


Experience Requirement
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience with Raiser's Edge or other constituent databases. Experience with exporting/importing data from or to different software applications; and operating knowledge of Internet for data gathering purposes. Preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in college or university admissions, alumni relations, career center, communication/marketing, development, student advising, or other related area Preferred
Minimum of 2-3 years of direct fundraising experience. Required
Experience working with volunteers Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Travel Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required

Minimum Requirements

Strong written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.
Thorough working knowledge of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Strong skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution, and project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.

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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