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Company: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Under the direction of Health Sciences Leadership, the Director of Development, Health Sciences Advancement (DOD-HSA) will be responsible for securing major gifts ($100,000 and above) for priorities identified by Health Sciences leadership. The DOD-HSA will be responsible for managing a prospect/donor portfolio in various stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and implementing strategies for successful solicitations and building strategic relationships with academic and medical center faculty and staff. The DOD-HSA will collaborate closely with colleagues in both Health Sciences Advancement and University Development and will serve on additional committees and task forces as requested by Health Sciences Leadership.

Health Sciences Advancement works in a centralized, collaborative team environment with consistent coaching and feedback. The ideal candidate will be a consummate professional and will thrive in a fast-paced campaign, results-driven fundraising environment. The candidate will have strong work ethic and a successful track record of building and growing fundraising programs and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and community partners.

UC San Diego Health Sciences stands at the forefront of this new age of medicine and health care. As the only academic health system in the San Diego region, we are uniquely positioned to lead this journey. In partnership with members of our community, our development team is poised to play a pivotal role in transforming health care locally and globally. We have the potential to do just that. UC San Diego Health Sciences has imagined the future of medicine – and Health Sciences Advancement is critical to helping realize this vision.


  • Demonstrated success at raising funds by developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans for gifts of $100,000+ from individuals, corporations, and foundations, both local and national.

  • Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, and administration.

  • Proven record of writing proposals for significant projects, gifts ($100,000+) directed to individuals, foundations, corporation, both local and national.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational, managerial/mentoring and leadership skills with ability to lead by example and encourage collaborative efforts.

  • Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.

  • Expert organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Expert project / program management skills, including skills in setting and meeting program / project goals and objectives within budget and time constraints.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, faculty, donors, volunteers, and University officials, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, teamwork, professionalism, and discretion.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various sources.

  • Demonstrated expertise using on-line databases and other software to create, retrieve, and compile up-to the- minute documents and historical information for proposal reports and analysis.

  • Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence with colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters relating to sensitive donor relations issues.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the philosophy of quality service and group process, with proven aptitude for working as part of a team. Demonstrated commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace.

Special Conditions

  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

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