Associate Director of Development, Social Sciences

Mid Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
UCSB Development

Associate Director of Development, Social Sciences
UCSB Development

Summary of Job Details

The Associate Director of Development, Social Sciences, reports to the Interim Assistant Dean of Development for the Division of Social Sciences and works to identify and cultivate relationships to optimize philanthropic support to benefit UC Santa Barbara and the Division of Social Sciences. Primary emphasis is on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects (alumni, parents and friends) and when appropriate, foundations and corporations. Focus will be on organizing donor outreach, including frequent travel for face-to-face meetings, to secure new and renew annual gifts ($1,000+), with an added emphasis on building and maintaining an active pipeline of $1,000 – $24,999 gifts. Tasks include managing the annual giving program, creating donor appeals, developing online and social media giving strategies, as well as helping to identify, cultivate and lay the groundwork for major gift conversations of $25,000 and above. With regard to major gift prospects, the Associate Director, in coordination with and guidance from the Interim Assistant Dean of Development and other members of the Social Sciences development team, develops and executes individual prospect strategies to maximize philanthropic support. Focuses eighty percent (80%) of his/her time on direct fundraising, volunteer management, and fundraising outreach activities. Twenty percent (20%) is focused on administrative duties, such as planning, coordinating and follow up; partnering with departments on their alumni outreach strategies; and collaborating on strategic development events for donor cultivation and stewardship purposes. Builds and maintains an active prospect pipeline moving from an unqualified lead to donor. This development officer is a resource for the entire Division of Social Sciences, but may also have responsibility for particular initiatives and projects at the direction of the Interim Assistant Dean of Development. Travels as necessary to build the pipeline, raising annual and major gifts.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • 1-3 years Direct development experience or other relevant professional experience in higher education.
  • 1-3 years Proven success in fundraising, sales, or related business field.
  • Demonstrated track record of managing professional relationships in business, preferably in a development environment.
  • Persuasive verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to relate to and communicate with a wide array of constituents.

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Must be willing to travel, primarily in California.
  • May be called upon to work occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus-wide events.

Budgeted Salary Range: $82,300 – $87,000/yr.
Full salary range for this classification is $82,300 – $151,700. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To review detailed job description and apply online, please visit, Job # 68713.

Associate Director of Development, Social Sciences


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