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Assistant Director
San Diego, CA
Posted Mar 19, 2013 by University of San Diego
Category: Development and Fund Raising

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University of San Diego

Title: Assistant Director

Department: Foundation Relations
Admin Full-Time
Job IRC#10306

Job Description:
Responsible for increasing the revenue generated to the university from external foundation funders, for writing proposals, for day-to-day foundation research and tracking, and proposal processing for the Office of Foundation Relations, for developing reports, writing letters and documents, researching facts and program information, as well as managing the business operations of the department. Serve as university gatekeeper to coordinate all foundation proposal activity. Serve as liaison to faculty, development officers, Office of the Vice President of University Relations, and Office of the President. Ensure compliance with university policies, including budgetary policy and procedures. Serve as quality control center for the processing of fundraising proposals. Exercise judgment and independent initiative in researching, investigating, and analyzing potential and current corporate and foundation funders to the University. Contact and coordinate with external foundation CEOs and program officers. Manage the Foundation Center Online Directory and Foundation Search databases. Manage the Foundation Tracking System. Manage the process of gift acknowledgement. Work with the President’s office to process donor letters for the President’s signature, coordinate gift allocation with Advancement Services and Accounting, and update foundation contacts in Advance. Make recommendations to faculty and development officers on foundation prospects. Analyze complex information to summarize key points and develop directives for successful approaches. This position receives general guidance and direction from the senior director of Foundation Relations. Supervise student workers. Supervise and train employees and graduate students working on grants in various schools and colleges.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Five years of administrative and management experience, with specific experience in foundation development and grant writing.
• Excellent communication skills on the phone and in person.
• Good command of the English language including grammar, spelling, punctuation, formats, proofreading, and syntax.
• Knowledge of and fluency in computing resources.
• Knowledge of national foundation community and procedures.
• Ability to initiate, coordinate, oversee, and complete various project with minimal supervision.
• Assume responsibility, problem solve, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
• Possess excellent human relations skills and the ability to work with various university constituents; communicate with clarity, and maintain an attitude that conveys respect, cooperation, honesty, and resourcefulness.
• Possess excellent conflict resolution, decision-making, and implementation skills; experience in a leadership/supervisory role.
• Strategic skills in development of reports and data tools for ease of use by stakeholders.
• Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Accuracy and knowledge of accounting and budgetary procedures; ability to manage resources.
• Possess the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral form.
• Ability to become familiar with university history, departments, fiscal procedures, and personnel policies.
• Excellent skills in the use of specific equipment and tools as identified below.
• A high degree of professionalism is required for this position since the work involves contact with important external and internal individuals, including CEOs, and program officers of foundations across the nation, as well as USD’s president, provost, deans, and faculty

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

Salary: $46,000-$49,000 annually

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 37.5 hours

Closing date: April 5, 2013

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Visit http://www.sandiego.edu/hr to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact Amy Gregory at 619-260-2725, Leah Mikulsky at 619-260-2770, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu




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