Associate Director of Development, Development Events

North Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Part Time
University of California, Santa Barbara

Associate Director of Development, Development Events
UC Santa Barbara Development

Percentage of Time: 70%
Hiring Range:  $62,300 – $75,000  (*$43,610 – $52,500  at 70% time)
Working Days and Hours: 28 hours per week with a flexible schedule based on department needs; summers off (July – August)
Benefits Eligibility: Full Benefits
Eligible for Hybrid Work:   Hybrid (Working both remotely and on Campus)

Department Marketing Statement

The UC Santa Barbara Office of Development blends the strengths of both a centralized and a decentralized operation. Although all development officers report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development or his/her designee, some are dedicated to specific schools and units, working hand-in-hand with Deans, Directors and faculty to secure private support. Additional development officers focus on specific regions of the country and/or are dedicated to increasing involvement by alumni, parents and friends. A strong central core initiates programs, or provides guidance and expertise, in foundation relations, planned giving, capital projects, donor stewardship, The UCSB Foundation and other areas of specialization. An integrated tracking and coordination system ensures a collaborative and smooth working environment, all aimed at enhancing UC Santa Barbara’s attractiveness to, and involvement with, the private sector.

Brief Summary of Job Duties

The Associate Director of Development, Development Events is a fundraiser responsible for the successful development, design, planning, management and implementation of events and donor or prospective donor gatherings sponsored by the Office of Development and The UCSB Foundation. The Associate Director of Development is responsible for soliciting donations of gift-in-kind of event sponsorships from corporate businesses and individuals; this may include venue site or other tangibles such as wine, rentals, or marketing used in event execution, in order to maximize philanthropic support for UCSB, raising gifts to meet identified fundraising priorities. Every event has a solicitation component, as most of the Development events are sponsored in some way by current donors. Events include: fundraising events, stewardship events, volunteer board and committee meetings; private and public seminars and lectures; private receptions and dinners; large events with 400+ donors, local or regional Campaign events in Santa Barbara and throughout the nation attended by donors, and donor recognition events such as endowed chair inaugural festivities, facility dedications or building naming celebrations. Event attendees may include university and public dignitaries, politicians, celebrities, prominent local and national business leaders, UCSB Foundation Trustees, Chancellor’s Council members, major donors and prospects, and alumni. Must have a comprehensive understanding of methods to foster productive donor/trustee relations and knowledge of a complex fundraising program in a university setting. Must utilize a broad knowledge of fundraising and donor relations strategies, conduct periodic review of donor recognition, and be highly tactful, diplomatic and attentive in personal contacts. Associate Director interfaces with external audiences or donors on a daily basis, as well as campus internal stakeholders. The Associate Director works to ensure that all aspects of his/her development program are internally consistent, thematically related, thoroughly coordinated with all development teams and compatible with the policies and priorities of the Development Office and University.

Required Qualifications

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer orientation.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Skill at responding effectively to priorities and setting deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and to work weekends and evenings
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently to meet deadlines.
  • Highly developed communication and organization skills.


  • High School Diploma High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

Work Experience

  • 1-3 years Experience in event coordination. Required
  • 1-3 years Experience in event planning required. Required

To view the complete job description and apply online, please visit:  Associate Director of Development, Development Events  job# 42801

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