This position requires permanent remote location in the Bay Area (near San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley).
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UC San Diego career employees who have passed their trial period will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will begin to refer qualified internal applicants after the first 7 days of the job posting. Qualified external applicants may be referred to the hiring department, if a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified and upon the request of the hiring manager.
The Assistant Director, Alumni Outreach fosters relationships with UC San Diego alumni, parents and friends and builds the UC San Diego Alumni network through the formation of a regional engagement and advancement pipeline. The position reports directly to the Director, Global Engagement & Advancement, and works collaboratively with internal and external partners to establish a base of engaged volunteers and donors, and accelerate the growth of the UC San Diego network. Assignments typically include a wide range of external and alumni relations issues and constituencies.
The Assistant Director, Alumni Outreach, serves as a central point of contact for the Global Engagement & Advancement team, and liaises with various Advancement offices. The incumbent is responsible for the identification, qualification, solicitation, and stewardship of alumni, parents and friends in targeted regions. Collaborates with department colleagues and Advancement officers to cultivate and solicit individuals for gifts, including some direct solicitation of annual gifts. In addition, the incumbent assists in planning and executing special events to optimize regional program outreach and gift support from individuals in targeted regions.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with alumni, internal and key constituencies.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of individual fundraising, preferably within a major research university or large nonprofit organization.
Experience in development or related field, including: working with the public in cultivation, stewardship, donor recognition, and volunteer groups.
Skill in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines.
Thorough knowledge of the campus, its mission, goals, objectives, programs, achievements, infrastructure and issues of concern.
Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications, tact and political acumen to effectively represent the campus.
Thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and skill to correctly identify real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions.
Ability to collaborate effectively by leading and managing as needed in order to enable a team to function effectively.
Experience with, and ability to use, computer applications and capabilities to utilize sophisticated electronic databases, networks, prospect research, etc. used for institutional fundraising programs. Including but not limited to work processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and Internet applications.
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use professional judgment, discretion, and sensitivity while handling development issues. Ability to maintain high personal ethical standards and mutual respect and professionalism.
Experience in developing and monitoring annual budgets and forecasting budgetary needs.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.
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