Jan 08, 2019


  • UC Davis
  • Davis, CA, USA
Full time Education Management

Job Description

Job Summary:
Under direction of the Shrem Museum Senior Director of Development, design, create and implement high-level programs in the area of fund development and membership. Collaborate in the process of research and analysis required to set ambitious annual goals for the museum business plan. Consistently achieve annual revenue and membership goals. Work closely with development staff, museum leadership team, top donors and other museum staff to build gift support. Manage the analytical, technical and research support necessary for fundraising administration and service delivery to Manetti Shrem Museum donors.

Provide consultative support and high level customer service to address issues and create positive outcomes. Constituents include top donors and prospects, including foundations, corporations, and individual donors, as well as museum volunteers and members at every level of giving.

Function with a high degree of autonomy and exercise independent judgment on project management and create innovative solutions that impact future organizational productivity. Generate high level strategy briefing materials, proposals, presentations, and other development documents needed to support the Founding Director, Senior Director of Development, and Museum Honorary Board.

Develop, implement and maintain internal systems using existing and new technologies for monitoring Shrem Museum donor, prospect and membership strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Perform qualification analyses. Administer various fundraising strategies and activities.

Physical Demands:

Work Environment:
Must provide own transportation to off-site events and meetings.

Work flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends to respond to operational needs.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Additional information and specifics regarding the policy are available at http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/index.html.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.


Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of the principles, best practices and trends in membership and fundraising.

Experience designing and executing cultivation, stewardship and engagement events and programs.

Organizational and time management skills to achieve progress on multiple simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and establish goals and workload priorities with flexibility and shift strategies mid­stream as program needs and goals shift.

Experience using various software programs (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, etc.) to accomplish assignments. Advanced skills in MS Office 365 Suite.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including use of proper grammar, punctuation, editing and proofreading skills.


Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of and interest in the visual arts.

Political acumen to work in an executive level environment.

Knowledge of practices and procedures associated with building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies.

Skills to have high-level, high-quality interactions (verbal and in writing) with donors, volunteers, and senior administrators.

Experience in absorbing complex technical and conceptual information, identifying key issues and details, and presenting understandable alternatives, both orally and in writing, to individuals of varying technical expertise at all levels of the organization.

Time management and prioritization skills to provide executive level support.

Experience working in a museum environment and/or a visual arts non-profit.

Knowledge of the principles, best practices and trends in museum membership and fundraising.

Experience developing and managing short­ and long-­range planning and program goals.

Active listening, advanced critical thinking and analytical skills to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues.

Experience with UC Davis development software including Advancement Information System (AIS) and the Prospect Management and Tracking System (PMATS).

Knowledge of and experience with UC Davis' gift processing and tracking systems.

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