Director of Development, Health Advancement - School of Medicine

UCI Health
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$105,000 -$127,000
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Updated: Feb 15, 2023 Location: Irvine-Campus Job Type: Department: Health Advancement

Job Opening ID: 44252

Reports To: Senior Executive Director of Development, Health Advancement

Working Title: Director of Development, Health Advancement - School of Medicine

Department: Health Advancement

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 000462

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting- edge research, and dedicated public service. A top public university, UCI has become internationally recognized for improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community. Today, UCI continues to inspire change and pioneer new ideas with the support of its generous partners, alumni and friends. Through the combined efforts of the University Advancement & Alumni relations team, the university is able to share its amazing achievements, build lasting relationships and generate support for important campus programs and initiatives. University Advancement seeks to strengthen contributions in research, education, and service; accelerate the university's place among globally preeminent research universities; and bring together passions, skills, and creativity to further improve people's lives.

The Director of Development is a fundraising professional who works collaboratively with the Executive Director of Development, College of Health Sciences and University Advancement (UA) colleagues to lead specific development programs for UCI Health's School of Medicine, securing significant philanthropic investments to support these areas. The primary activity of the Director of Development is externally focused to secure private philanthropic support and the Director of Development's effectiveness will be evaluated on the ability to achieve financial goals and meet metrics. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director of Development, College of Health Sciences. The Director of Development is expected to be a highly collaborative colleague with other development officers on the Health Advancement team and across the campus.

Compensation Range:

$105,000 -$127,000

Department Website:

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Five years' successful professional development and/or fundraising-related experience, preferably in higher education, OR, any equivalent combinations of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved.

Bachelor's degree and 5+ years professional fundraising experience in higher education, preferably in an academic medical setting.

Advanced organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and strong project management skills. Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects. Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments. Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Salesforce or a comparable donor/prospect database system. Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or deadlines. Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations. Very strong skills in maintaining confidentiality. Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials. Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to make persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts. Ability to work independently with both school and institutional goals in mind.


Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc. Advanced working knowledge of all aspects of the location, including current issues of concern for both the campus and / or throughout higher education / healthcare generally. Advanced working knowledge of the location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.

May work long hours to accommodate events and after hours meetings. • Local, regional, and national travel is required. Participation in CA DMV Pull Program

Special Conditions Preferred:

May work long hours to accommodate events and after hours meetings. • Local, regional, and national travel is required. Participation in CA DMV Pull Program

Conditions of Employment The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan

  • Legal Right to work in the United States

  • Vaccination Policies

  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy

  • Drug Free Environment

  • The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

  • E-Verify

  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

  • Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https: //

    Closing Statement The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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