Senior Director of Development, UC Davis Library
Final Filing Date: Oct 7, 2018
Under direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development, School & Units Program with joint reporting to the University Librarian & Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship, the Senior Director of Development is responsible for the design, development, delivery and implementation of the fundraising programs for the UC Davis Library and Data Science Initiative.
Responsible for raising significant private support in the form of major philanthropic gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, the Senior Director of Development will bring an entrepreneurial mindset to build and grow major gift prospect pipelines for the Library’s top initiatives. Working collaboratively across schools, colleges and units to advance multi-disciplinary programs, positioning the Library as a critical partner in gift strategies, will be a prominent function.
As a major gift officer, responsible for identifying new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans and organizing related programs/events. Employing creativity, innovation and flexibility in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts is essential.
Create, develop, implement, evaluate and manage major gift fundraising programs and strategies to meet predetermined goals and objectives for the UC Davis Library, and ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met. Incumbent is expected to raise gift dollar amounts as established for this fundraiser specialization of $2.5M – $5M annually.
Maintain a portfolio of donor prospects that include influential, complex and highly rated donors. Guided by a donor-centered approach, responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major/planned gift prospects. Develops individual, sophisticated, long and short-term donor strategies.
Responsible for targeted major gift development cultivation and special events, designed to assist with identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects. Manage volunteer and staff activities related to planning and execution of these events.
Assist with volunteer management including board activities associated with the UC Davis Library.