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Payroll Title Name
DEV OFCR 1
Working Title Name
Director of Development, Arts & Lectures
Department Profile (Specific Information about department/program):
For 45 years Arts & Lectures has been entertaining, inspiring and educating audiences at the University of California, Santa Barbara and throughout the Central Coast. A&L's program is uniquely comprehensive, featuring a diverse array of superb performing arts, films, lectures and literary events. We extend these programs with lively residency, education and outreach programs.
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FOC (Federal Occupation Code) Sub-Code
AA-Senior Management Group (SMG) & Management & Senior Professionals (MSP)
FOC (Federal Occupation Code)
A-Management (e.g., Manager, Director)
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Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
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Summary of Job Duties
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Under the supervision and general direction of the Arts and Lectures (A&L) Senior Director of Development, works to optimize philanthropic support for Arts & Lectures (A&L), in response to priorities established by the Miller McCune Executive Director of A&L. As a member of the Development Office staff, fund-raising efforts are devoted primarily to A&L, with the remaining time to other University initiatives, as appropriate. Responsible for activities related to fund raising, including membership, some lower-level gift solicitations and administrative duties such as planning, coordinating and executing aspects of A&L's development program.
Focuses approximately fifty percent time on gift fundraising ($5K-$25K) activities. Thirty percent of time is focused on membership ($5,000) and on strategic event planning and stewardship. Additional time will be spent on planning, coordinating and executing other aspects of A&L's development program.
With regard to gift fund raising, designs and executes planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals. Works personally with top donor prospects and also supports the Miller McCune Executive Director of A&L, A&L Senior Director of Development and other A&L Director of Development, Assistant Dean of Development, Humanities and Fine Arts and volunteers in top prospect relationships, in order to maximize philanthropic support for A&L and UC Santa Barbara, raising gifts to meet identified fund-raising priorities.
Works to ensure that all aspects of A&L's development program are internally consistent, thematically related, and compatible with the policies and priorities of A&L, the Development Office and University.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Key skills required for successful performance include:
- Understanding of and proven skills in the profession of development, and effort to continually maintain and enhance professional knowledge.
- Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising, preferably in a university setting.
- Understanding the environment of a large, public research university.
- Understanding the environment of schools, colleges or institutes within a large university.
- Willingness to accept responsibilities and assignments and to handle them thoroughly.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Interpersonal skills to work harmoniously and effectively with academic leaders, faculty, community leaders, donors, volunteers and other staff.
- Sensitivity to long-term relationship building and stewardship with donors and potential donors.
- High level of initiative, creativity and energy.
- Ability to work independently without close supervision; self-direction in the initiation, coordination and completion of tasks is essential.
- Knowledge of office and productivity software sufficient to function smoothly in a highly technology-based environment (including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and Internet applications).
- Commitment to and ability to articulate the case for higher education, and UCSB in particular.
- Ability to establish a cooperative working relationship with staff; ability to work as a member of a team, and to support the Development Office structure, obtaining approvals and coordinating as needed.
- Ability to handle problems as they occur, and follow through on all aspects of the position.
- Willingness and ability to travel and to work weekends and evenings.
- Strong professional ethics, discretion and judgment.
- Knowledge of Santa Barbara community.
Special Conditions of Employment
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Satisfactory completion of a fingerprint background check
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Other Special Conditions of Employment
- This is an annually renewable contract position.
- Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently.
- Ability to work some weekends and evenings.
Other Recruitment Notes
Please note: UCSB is implementing a new job classification system, Career Tracks, with effective dates of May 1, 2018 for exempt employees and May 6, 2018 for non-exempt employees. The payroll title for the position for which you have applied may change at the time of hire or on the effective dates above. This change will not impact job duties, responsibilities or the pay rate offered for the position. For more information about Career Tracks, visit: https://www.hr.ucsb.edu/compensation/career-tracks
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Total Percentage of Duties:100
- Identifies, cultivates, solicits, closes and stewards gift prospects with focus on prospects from $1,000-$25,000.
- Responsible for A&L's annual gift program.
- Devotes significant effort to personal solicitations.
- Meets individually with gift prospects in and out of the Santa Barbara region.
- Supports and staffs the Miller McCune Executive Director of A&L, the A&L Senior Director of Development and/or other senior administrators as appropriate, in major donor prospect relationships including proposing planned strategies leading to gifts; attending major gift donor meetings and solicitations; preparing briefings in preparation for development-related meetings; drafting or planning letters to donors and prospects, comments for donor gatherings; and setting and coordinating individual meetings with many key gift prospects.
- Attends various A&L events, meetings and University-wide events, including activities on weekends, evenings, and out of town, in order to cultivate or solicit donors.
- With the A&L Miller McCune Executive Director and other A&L development staff, manages volunteers for A&L's major and annual giving fund-raising effort, to the extent appropriate for the program, including working with Trustees of The UC Santa Barbara Foundation Board.
Strategy & Administration
- At the direction of the Miller McCune Executive Director of A&L, works with A&L DoD and Senior DoD to create a clear list of fund-raising priorities and funding packages.
- In coordination with the Miller McCune Executive Director of A&L and Development team, implements the master plan for development of private gift support for A&L, which prioritizes and coordinates A&L's fund-raising effort and includes the annual revenue goal and operating plan.
- Initiates donor recognition and publicity, as appropriate (working in coordination with A&L marketing, Donor Relations, the Office of Public Affairs and the Office of Public Events).
- Designs and executes tailored acknowledgments and recognition of gifts (working in coordination with Donor Relations).
- Responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of select donor cultivation, benefit and recognition events.
- Serves as a team member of the Arts development initiative/collaborative and, as such, works with Humanities and Fine Arts and Arts Development colleagues to maximize donor relationships and brand arts at UC Santa Barbara.
- Participates in various Development Office, A&L or other University committees, or handle special assignments, as appropriate.
- Responsible for documenting all major donor contacts and for coordinating with development colleagues on strategies and plans related to multi-interest prospects.
- Completes other duties as assigned.
Reporting & Functional Relationships
The Development Officer (DO) reports to the Senior Director of Development and works as a member of both the A&L staff and the Development Office staff. The DO's program plan approval and performance evaluation are carried out jointly by the Miller McCune Executive Director of A&L and the A&L Senior Director of Development. The Miller McCune Executive Director of A&L evaluates the DO's performance in areas such as knowledge of A&L's specific goals, case for support and fund-raising priorities; ability to serve A&L's unique needs and proficiency in execution of A&L's fund-raising plans. The Miller McCune Executive Director of A&L establishes fund-raising priorities. The A&L Senior Director of Development evaluates the DO's performance in areas such as knowledge of the University's case for support, professional fund-raising procedures, techniques and standards; achievement of fund-raising and volunteer management goals as defined in the annual operating plan; and knowledge of and compliance with University of California, UC Santa Barbara, and The UCSB Foundation policies, procedures and systems as these pertain to development. The DO coordinates with both the Miller McCune Executive Director of A&L and the A&L Senior Director of Development to establish an action plan, goals and priorities, and day-to-day activities.
The DO's other working relationships include a close, daily working relationship with A&L's senior administrators and members of the Development Office staff. The DO has close working relations with colleagues throughout the Development Office and Division of Institutional Advancement. The DO ensures coordination between fund raising for A&L, and other Development Office programs such as the Annual Fund; the development programs for Foundations, Corporations and Planned Giving; Prospect Research; Prospect Management & Tracking System (PMATS); Donor Relations and Stewardship; donor acknowledgment programs which support development, and other development-related units. In this effort, the DO ensures maximum and efficient use of the University Development and Institutional Advancement programs, to support A&L's effort to raise gifts. The DO also interacts with administrative staff and the larger campus community.