Senior Director of Development, Major Gifts: Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis

Conceive, create, develop, implement, evaluate and manage major gift fundraising programs and strategies to meet predetermined goals and objectives for the Manetti Shrem Museum, and ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met. Incumbent is expected to raise gift dollar amounts as established for this fundraiser specialization ($2.5 – $5M annually).

Maintains a portfolio of donor prospects that include influential, complex, and highly rated donors. 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 cultivations 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 Manetti Shrem Museum.

Direct coordination, strategic planning, and collaboration internally and with development colleagues across campus to ensure donor-centric communications and major gifts strategy.

Job Summary:

Under direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, School & Units Program (AVCSUP), with joint reporting to the Director of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art (“Manetti Shrem Museum”), the Senior Development Officer is responsible for the design, development, delivery and implementation of the fundraising program for the new Manetti Shrem Museum.

Responsible for raising significant private support in the form of major philanthropic gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Function as a UC Davis major gifts officer, operating in full compliance with development polices and collaborating with other development professionals throughout the university. Responsible for identifying new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs/events. Cultivate, steward, and solicit donor prospects.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum of five years of professional or volunteer fundraising experience involving a major gifts prospect portfolio management as a front-line fundraiser, including knowledge of proven cultivation/solicitation techniques for gifts at all dollar levels with identified success in major gift fundraising. Successful experience soliciting $1 million+ gifts.

Excellent knowledge of the contemporary issues and methods of institutional advancement and fundraising, particularly with specific emphasis on the fundraising for the visual arts.

Experience designing, directing and participating in major comprehensive campaigns in large, complex institutions, and working in a centralized and decentralized fundraising environment.

Demonstrated experience working effectively with board level volunteers, donors and prospects as well as with their legal and financial advisors, development colleagues and with senior university leaders and volunteers.

Demonstrated experience analyzing needs and creating strategic and long-range plans for fundraising and other advancement programs.

Experience working in a metrics-driven environment and ensuring that predetermined fundraising goals are met.

Experience supervising staff to ensure accountability and stewardship of resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with unit goals and objectives.

Senior-level experience using excellent written and oral communication skills to prepare various types of high-level and confidential communication including briefings, proposals and other written presentations, and marketing materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

Intellectual depth and collaborative skills to garner the trust and confidence of senior university leadership and chief development officers university-wide.

Leadership experience both in a senior management position and in working as a team.

Experience in the fine arts and working with donors to the arts.

Knowledge and understanding of complex university academic structures in order to effectively coordinate with various university-wide leaders and professional development colleagues.

Seven or more years of progressively responsible experience in higher education development.

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