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Senior Executive Director of Principal Giving at UC Riverside

  • Full Time
  • Riverside, CA
  • $150,000 to $170,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $150,000 to $170,000

UC Riverside

Another Source’s client, UC Riverside, is recruiting a Senior Director of Principal Giving in Riverside, CA. This is your chance to join the newest member of the Association of American Universities, which is comprised of the country’s leading research universities! The Senior Director of Principal Giving position is a hybrid role with the opportunity to work remotely 2 days per week, with the expectation to travel locally and statewide, as needed.


In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside’s 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 by the Numbers:

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 including:

Ranked 1st for social mobility four years in a row by the US News & World Report
Ranked in the top 15 for best public universities in the nation
No. 1 for Hispanic enrollment among selective universities by the Urban Institute
No. 2 in the country for financial aid by Business Insider
No. 3 in Hispanic STEM graduates in the nation by the National Science Foundation
No. 4 for Pell Grant student performance by Washington Monthly
No. 9 among public universities for sustainability by Princeton Review
And more! See all UCR’s Rankings here:

UCR offers a competitive benefits package. To learn more, use the following link:


Salary: The anticipated salary for this role is $150,000 – $170,000 depending on experience.


Development at UCR:

Meet the Development Team:


About the Role:

The Senior Director of Principal Giving reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development, Principal Gifts. The incumbent will manage the principal giving fundraising strategy efforts, maintain a principal giving portfolio, and support foundation fundraising efforts. The Senior Director of Principal Giving identifies, cultivates, maintains relationships, and supports strategy efforts of key principal gift donors. In addition, the Senior Director of Principal Giving supports foundation fundraising efforts through assistance with strategy and grant-writing efforts. Please Note: This is a three-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
8 – 13 years of related experience

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, if applicable, 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.

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.
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