Assistant Director, Donor Acknowledgement and Recognition

Mid Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Director, Donor Acknowledgement and Recognition

UC Santa Barbara Development

Starting Salary:  $60,000-$70,000; Commensurate with Experience

Brief Summary of Job Duties

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development for Donor Relations & Stewardship, the Assistant Director of Donor Acknowledgement and Recognition Programs [hereafter referred to as the “Assistant Director”] oversees gift acknowledgements and recognition, and manages donor recognition societies. The Assistant Director provides expert analytical, strategic planning, project management and proactive department support for DRS. Will work closely with the Senior Director, implementing strategic approaches to donor relations, including the development of donor retention programs that appreciates donor giving behavior and trends. Additionally, the Assistant Director will exercise strong and effective leadership and will be responsible for the development of new tools, protocols, criteria and best practices around donor acknowledgements and recognition, including for building naming and signage.

This position must be staffed by an individual who demonstrates extraordinary professional writing skills, strong analytic and project management skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. Must communicate exceptionally well through verbal and written mediums, and must pay close attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in reporting as well as management of key processes. The Assistant Director must also possess the ability to work under pressure with tight timelines and handle frequent re-prioritization of projects as necessary.

This position calls for strong leadership traits, as the Assistant Director will train and oversee student assistants as needed, delegating projects appropriately and with ease. Must sustain positive and mutually-rewarding relations between the university and its donors and with campus stakeholders. May be called upon to work occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus-wide events. The Assistant Director will be privy to sensitive materials, information and planning, and therefore the position requires utmost confidentiality.

This is a hybrid position involving both remote and on Campus work environments

Full and comprehensive Benefits included

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