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Director of Development School of Nursing UC Irvine

  • Full Time
  • Irvine, CA
  • $95,000- 130,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $95,000- 130,000

University of California, Irvine

Another Source’s client, University of California, Irvine, is recruiting a Development Director to lead development programs for UCI Health’s School of Nursing. This role will have hybrid flexibility, working in office 2 days per week.


This is a great opportunity to bring your fundraising and leadership skills to a campus rich in history and tradition while also contributing to the improvement of health and health care. You will also get to step in as UCI Health is in the midst of a campaign for its new Health Center and this is your chance to bring your creativity and innovation to the team!


About the role:

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 Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing, securing significant philanthropic investments to support these areas.  The primary activity of the Director of Development is externally focused to secure private philanthropic support by identifies new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs / events; cultivates, stewards, and may solicit donor prospects.


The expected pay range for this position is $95,000- 130,000 per annum.


What you will be doing:

Plan, organize, and direct large-scale, fundraising campaigns.
Write proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and / or foundation prospects.
Analyze needs and assists in the creation of strategic plans for fundraising and other advancement programs.
Ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met and implements program activities to achieve these goals.
Recruit, train, and support key volunteers who assist in advancement efforts.
Attend functions, meetings and serve on internal / external committees as a representative of the School of Nursing.
Participates as a member of the UA constituent development team, in development activities on a campus level and serve as a resource to other unit-based development colleagues about UCI Health’s fundraising opportunities.
Proactively manage a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, developing and executing prospect strategies leading to solicitation and philanthropic investment at levels of at least $25,000.
What we would like to see from you:

Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years professional fundraising experience, preferably in an academic medical setting.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
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.
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.
Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials.
Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments.
Here is more about University of California, Irvine Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing and the position they are recruiting for:


The team at the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing dedicates themselves to the education of nursing professionals who will improve patient care and promote population health, locally and globally.  They strive to produce leaders in research, education, and clinical practice who will champion collaborative, compassionate, and interdisciplinary evidence-based practice. In research, the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing has received over $17 million in research funding that contribute to the improvement of health and health care in areas such as oncology, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, self-care, mental health, women’s health, clinical policy, and nursing education. In clinical care and through the only UC School of Nursing Faculty Practice, our faculty leads the evolution of inter-professionalism and evidence-based practice.

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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


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