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University of California, Davis

Davis, CA


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Recruitment Open To:

UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public

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100%, M-F, 8-5

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This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit



Department Description:

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis is one of the nation's most dynamic and well-respected performing arts presenters. Holding approximately 100 performances and welcoming more than 80,000 attendees annually, MC is one of the largest University presenting programs in the United States.

Each season the Mondavi Center brings to the UC Davis campus and the greater Sacramento region a program of touring artists, distinguished speakers, and resident ensembles ranging from the traditional to the innovative, within diverse cultures and disciplines. MC is committed to maintaining state-of-the-art performance facilities and to providing a world-class experience for artists, audiences and students of all ages.

We support the University's mission of teaching, research, service and outreach via cultural programming integrated with the campus's outstanding academic tradition, a professional laboratory for performing arts students and lifelong arts education opportunities.

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts is seeking an experienced fundraising professional who has excellent writing, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills. A deep interest in the performing arts is a plus.

The incumbent is expected to have a thorough understanding of fundraising best practices. S/he must know or quickly learn campus policies and procedures for planning, developing and implementing campaign strategies. Location:


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The Development Manager (DM) plays a vital role in the Development program of the Mondavi Center, the premier performing arts venue and presenter in the Sacramento Region. The ADD directly cultivates and stewards the MC's Directors Level Patrons ($1750-$3750); works to identify new and upgraded Directors Level donors from membership prospects identified by the Pipeline Working Group (PWG); and delivers prospects for major gifts through the PWG to the Director of Development. Overall, the ADD functions as a major connector between the membership and Development programs. This position reports to and provides major support for Director of Development.

The incumbent has excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, collaborative work style. Successful candidate will have an interest in the performing arts and will actively attend performances at the Center and related donor events. Physical Demands:

Lift event-related materials weighing up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment:

Work flexible schedule and occasional overtime including frequent evenings, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs.

CA driver's license to visit local donors and caterers.

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 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. Yes


Minimum Qualifications:

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

Experience identifying, researching, cultivating, and stewarding individual donors.

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

Effective donor research, evaluating market conditions and distilling statistical data to forecast drive success, develop fundraising action plans and implement relevant strategies and tactics.

Interpersonal and communications skills appropriate to build and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with a diverse group of donors, outside constituencies, and other units of the campus.

Writing, editing and proofreading skills to produce information that is compelling and effective.

Excellent attention to detail.

Comfort with technology, ability to learn information systems, and ease of reporting critical data.

Time management and prioritization skills to provide executive level support.

__________________________________________ Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of the UCD campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, issues of concern and infrastructure.

Knowledge of issues of concern in higher education including practices and procedures associated with building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies.

Knowledge of and strong interest in the performing arts.

Critical thinking and analytical skills to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues. Quick Link To This Position:*quickFind=79194

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