Director of Development, College of Engineering

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

Director of Development, College of Engineering

UC Santa Barbara


Summary of Job Details

Works to optimize philanthropic support for the College of Engineering (COE) and other collaborative fundraising initiatives in response to academic priorities established by the dean of COE (“dean”) and select affiliated program directors. As a member of the Development Office staff, fundraising efforts are devoted primarily to engineering with the remaining time to other University initiatives, as appropriate. Fundraising focus will be on computer science and bioengineering while still inclusive of the broader College of Engineering. Approximately ninety percent time on fundraising activities for gifts of $25,000 and up, with emphasis on gifts of $100,000 and more. Focuses ten percent on other activities related to fund raising and administrative duties such as coordinating and executing aspects of the engineering development program. Coordinates and executes planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts primarily from individuals, but may include, as appropriate, corporations and foundations. Works personally with donor prospects and supports the dean, faculty and volunteers in prospect relationships when appropriate, in order to maximize philanthropic support for engineering and UC Santa Barbara, raising gifts to meet identified fundraising priorities. Works to ensure that all aspects of his/her development program are internally consistent, thematically related, and compatible with the policies and priorities of the relevant academic units, Development Office and University.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree In related field and/or equivalent experience & training Required
  • Must maintain valid CA DL, a clean DMV record
  • Satisfactory criminal history background check
  • 1-3 years Annual gift and major gift experience, raising four to six-figure gifts. Required
  • 1-3 years Demonstrated skill at gift negotiation and gift solicitation to engage complex and sophisticated individual, corporate, and foundation donors toward significant philanthropic outcomes. Required
  • 1-3 years Ability to articulate the case for higher education, and UCSB’s engineering programs. Required

Special Conditions of Employment

  • This is an annually renewable contract position with no limit on total duration.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently.
  • Ability to work comfortably with a flexible work schedule including some evening and weekend work.

Pay Rate/Range: $100,000 – $117,000 (Commensurate with experience)

UC Santa Barbara’s Development Office is strong because it is diverse.  We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. UC Santa Barbara does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. UC Santa Barbara is an equal opportunity employer.


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