Job Details

Sr. Director of Development College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences

Company name
University of California - Riverside

$103,300 - $151,500

Riverside, CA, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager, Education, Fundraising

Posted on
Mar 17, 2023

Valid Through
Jun 30, 2023


*Campus presence required with hybrid accommodations. * The Sr. Director of Development, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (SRDOD) is the chief advancement officer for UC Riverside's College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS). Under the leadership of the Sr. Executive Director, Constituency Programs, Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Extension, and Athletics, and in close collaboration with the Dean of CHASS, the SRDOD will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to grow CHASS's philanthropic pipeline and secure annual and major gifts that will benefit endowments, research programs, and student success. The SRDOD will identify and manage approximately 150 individual donors and will travel locally and statewide frequently for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes. The SRDOD will arrange appropriate opportunities for key faculty and academic leadership to meet with prospective donors and will work collaboratively with other University Advancement colleagues to achieve fundraising goals.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.

Please note: This is a three-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. The budgeted amount for this position is up to $145,000.


Education Requirements



Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


Advanced Degree





8 - 13 years of related experience.


6 years of experience in fundraising in higher education or a major research environment


Minimum of 5 years of management experience.


Special Conditions

Special Condition


Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours




Valid Drivers License


Minimum Requirements

Expert written and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Expert skills in making persuasive and compelling

presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.

Expert working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.

Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including cultivation, stewardship and donor recognition.

Expert organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Expert project/program management skills, including skills in setting and meeting program/project goals and objectives within budget and time constraints.

Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and donor prospects, while maintaining confidentiality in all matters as they relate to sensitive donor relations issues.

Expert knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.

Expert knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and/or throughout higher education/healthcare, generally. Expert knowledge of the location, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.

Experience to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.

Expert level skills in maintaining confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

Proven ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and University leaders and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals. Ability to work effectively with other advancement staff in devising, analyzing, modifying, implementing, and evaluating development programs.

Exceptional skill in communicating persuasively, both orally and in writing, about private gift fundraising in general and in particular as it applies to UCR.

Ability to conceptualize, design and implement a development program.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

Company info

University of California - Riverside
Phone : (951) 827-1012
Fax : (951) 827-6493
Website :

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