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(Archived) Development Coordinator, Biological Sciences

Last Updated: 6/16/21

Job Description

UC San Diego

Development Coordinator, Biological Sciences

Filing Deadline: Mon 5/31/2021

Salary Range: $54,000 - $57,000 /year

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development for Biological Sciences, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the fundraising activities and objectives of the assigned University Development team. The Coordinator will manage and implement cultivation, fundraising, and donor relations programs, events, and activities that support development objectives. The Coordinator will work with Advancement, University Development and unit colleagues and supporters to ensure success of events and stewardship programs. The Coordinator will manage all administrative duties as assigned, develop and maintain donor-related impact reporting processes, oversee prospect management and tracking and will be responsible for all associated communications.

Maintain liaison relationship with University Development's communications staff and Advancement’s Offices of Donor Experience and Engagement, Donor and Fund Stewardship, and Prospect Development. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional, to provide comprehensive coordination and management oversight of moderately complex and/or medium-size events.

To foster the best possible working environment in alignment with the UC San Diego Principles of Community, Advancement employees strive to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive of varying social, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. We also encourage the opportunity to build a network of peers through the UC San Diego Staff Associations network.


• Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production.

• Demonstrated skill in effectively meeting budget and time constraints.

• Strong organizational and project management skills to work successfully with clients to produce high quality events that meet client needs and appropriately represent the campus for fundraising events. Skills to provide excellent donor stewardship.

• Highly developed interpersonal communication skills including political acumen and social perceptiveness. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse populations with competing priorities. Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one or in group settings, taking into account differences in social, cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds.

• Highly developed judgment, decision-making and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills, including skill in determining those issues/problems that need to be brought to management's attention.

• Proven competency and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated understanding of the importance of ensuring an equitable, inclusive, and diverse working environment, with the ability to work as a part of a diverse and collaborative team.

• Experience maintaining a high standard of productivity within a broad scope of responsibility despite frequent interruptions. Ability to complete large volume of diverse tasks efficiently, meeting established deadlines.

• Ability to give clear directives and use independent, rational judgment to make optimal decisions. Knowledge and skill to set and monitor work standards and protocols.

• Ability to effectively work with invited guests, donors, government officials and university VIPs.

• Knowledge of principles and practices of volunteer recruitment, supervision, motivation and evaluation.


• Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

• Must have access to reliable transportation.

• Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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La Jolla, California, United States