Development Analyst, Regional Giving

University of California, Santa Barbara
Full time Full day
Santa Barbara, CA

Under general supervision, serves as the analyst for the Regional Development Team in the Office of Development, supporting a complex and multifaceted program in coordination with Central Development's Prospect Management, Development Research and Donor Relations units. Provides leadership for all analytical functions that support the strategic goals, initiatives and projects leading toward the philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and organizations to the Social Sciences.


Under the general supervision of the Senior Director, Regional Giving of Development and/or his/her designee, establishes, develops and maintains comprehensive systems within the unit in coordination with central Development Office; supports the Regional Development Team in short- and long-term strategic planning and project management for program development and implementation which is focused on achieving operational and fundraising goals. Proactively organizes, and attends strategy moves management meetings and coordinates follow up for discussed prospects; prepares materials and reports that analyze the activities, progress, and goals of the Team; ensures the consistency, timeliness and accuracy of information disseminated to donors, prospects, and internal constituents. Reviews and analyzes data as it relates to fundraising strategies and prospect identification and management and associated trends. Coordinates communication and works closely with the Development Research and Donor Relations & Stewardship units on collaborative projects and related prospect issues. Identifies, manages and completes special projects for other fundraising goals as needed. Responsible for a high level of prospect and gift analysis and research, providing analytical reporting to the Directors of Development, Regional Giving as appropriate. Proactively identifies issues and solutions, and makes recommendations to the Team. Supports the Associate Director of Development, Regional Giving with regional committee meetings, area events and other activities for fundraising purposes. Must be able to work under pressure of frequently shifting priorities and deadlines. This role contributes to the overall goals and success of the unit.


Knowledge and understanding of a complex fund raising program is helpful to providing effective leadership.


The Analyst will be privy to sensitive materials, information and planning, therefore, the position requires the utmost degree of confidentiality. Maintains in depth knowledge of University policies and procedures and state and federal regulations related to fund raising and accepted business practices; uses exceptional analytical skills, excellent composition, grammar and editing skills, and various database and software tools necessary to accomplish assigned tasks. Minimum Requirements Demonstrated management and supervisory experience.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Excellent skills in analysis, problem solving, working with detail while applying and understanding broader contexts as they affect a diverse customer base: faculty, staff, students, and donors.


The ability to establish a cooperative working relationship with staff; the ability to work as a member of a team, and to support the Development Office structure, obtaining approvals and coordinating as needed.


Ability to interpret policies and procedures and accurately communicate them to others.


Strong customer service skills.


Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.


Ability to work under minimal supervision.


Demonstrated experience in the maintenance of databases, expertise in the use of Word, Excel, and other office software and/or web-based applications.


The ability to handle problems as they occur, and follow through on all aspects of the position.


High level of initiative, creativity and energy. Desirable Requirements Bachelor's degree preferred


Experience with Advanced database. Special Conditions of Employment


A little help? Go to Driver's License Requirements or Background Check Guidelines


Satisfactory criminal history background check Other Special Conditions of Employment Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.

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