• University of California - Santa Cruz
  • $138,355.00 -173,750.00/year*
  • Santa Cruz , CA
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 24 River St S

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Under the general supervision of the Director of Prospect Management and Research (PMR), the Associate Director of Development Research is an integral member of the Philanthropy fundraising team, housed within the University Development unit. In this role, the incumbent performs duties in all areas of the Prospect Management and Research operations, supporting pipeline and portfolio development via a client based system.. This includes the development of prospect portfolios and management of prospect moves through all stages of the pipeline for Development Officers (currently numbering 30) and fundraising executive leadership. Analysis and distribution of system generated reports and dashboard metrics further pipeline and portfolio development.. An expansive set of resources is used to implement research and analytic strategies, primarily for major gift prospect identification and analysis, engagement, solicitation, and project management. Synthesized results are presented in written forms such as detailed prospectuses, biographies, or spreadsheet analyses. This specialized research creates opportunities for interaction among fundraisers, senior university administrators, and major donors and prospects, including corporate and foundation executives, government officials and public personalities.. The position may oversee the work of other Prospect Management and Research staff members and the supervision of student employees.. This position uses skills as a seasoned, experienced, fundraising professional. Plans, schedules, and implements moderate-sized, comprehensive fundraising and alumni relations projects and programs, including specific fundraising programs such as annual fund, alumni relations, research, etc. May coordinate and oversee the work of support staff and / or other professionals. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Position is expected to raise gift dollar amounts as established at each fundraiser specialization.. The ideal candidate is a curious, detail-oriented individual with analytical skills who enjoys working in a team environment and is comfortable with databases and manipulating data.. Qualifications / Competencies. Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.. Excellent organizational, time management, and decision-making skills to prioritize work, meet deadlines for simultaneous projects, and make decisions using independent judgement.. Advanced analytical skills to synthesize a high volume of information from a variety of sources and perform complex analysis to interpret financial data and individual wealth indicators and identify philanthropic patterns and relationships among individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of a variety of campus initiatives and the next million dollar campaign goal.. Knowledge of capacity rating systems and demonstrated experience providing capacity estimates.. Strong financial analysis skills to identify and interpret assets.. Thorough working knowledge and understanding of best practices related to prospect research and fundraising.. Working knowledge of current prospect research technologies and databases.. Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.. Experience conceptualizing, developing, and implementing proactive prospecting methodologies to identify potential major gift prospects.. Experience in prospect management and tracking system design and concepts to adequately support the management and tracking of prospects, proposals, and donors.. Experience using email.. Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.. Good written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies.. Experience in prospect research methodologies.. Experience setting up and maintaining document and knowledge management processes and files.. Experience using information databases and search techniques.. Experience using personal computers with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google products, ADFS Banner (or other database software), for word processing and data entry; ability to update with speed and accuracy.. Proven ability to take a project from conception to completion with little supervision.. Ability to adapt to evolving priorities and goals.. Ability to effectively and tactfully interact with diverse groups of people with excellent verbal communication skills.. Ability to keep confidential information on donors and prospects and to exercise good judgment on behalf of UC Santa Cruz.. Ability to perform data entry on a computer for extended periods of time with accuracy and speed.. Preferred Qualifications / Competencies. Working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.. Intermediate to advanced Excel abilities.. Experience working in Higher Education.. Experience training and supervising others.. Special Conditions of Employment. Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.. Will be required to complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training every two years.. Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.. Ability to travel as a University Relations representative, and/or on behalf of UC Santa Cruz business.. Ability to work occasional nights and weekends as required.. Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: Critical position requiring background check(s)?. Background check(s) required. Criminal History Review. If you selected \"license, certificate or degree\" above, specify the type here:. Does this position require an E-Verify check?. (Note: Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check which confirms the individual's eligibility to work in the U.S.). No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.. Will the employee be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice program?

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