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Development Assistant

Philanthropy (

JOB #: 1707595
Full Time; Career
Minimum Starting Salary: $21.88/hourly.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

The University of California is the world's leading public research university system. With 10 campuses, 5 medical centers, 3 national labs, and 150 academic disciplines, UC has expanded the horizons of what we know about ourselves and our world. More than 1.7 million UC alumni are living and working around the world.

Founded in 1965, UC Santa Cruz - the seventh UC campus - has consistently been ranked as a premier research institution known for bold ideas and a nontraditional approach to teaching, and is regarded as a preeminent force in the advancement of progressive higher education. It has a three-pronged mission of education, research, and public service.

Situated on 2,000 acres of former ranchland among majestic coast redwoods and overlooking the Monterey Bay, the campus serves nearly 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. While UC Santa Cruz is revered for its sylvan beauty, it is located just 30 miles from Silicon Valley, the world's most important and productive center of high-tech innovation.

The quality of UC Santa Cruz's faculty and students shows in its research triumphs. In 2017, Times Higher Education ranked the campus third in the world in research influence as measured by the number of times its faculty's published work is cited by scholars around the globe. We've beaten the odds to make audacious achievements. From saving falcons to peering into the universe and putting organic food on American tables, UC Santa Cruz has become known as the small university where big things happen.

To support this unique campus, the University Relations division is an integrated advancement organization with three primary units: Philanthropy, Alumni Engagement, and Communications & Marketing (including Government and Community Relations). Our Advancement Services, and Operations groups support our ability to successfully engage constituents.

University Relations champions the mission of UC Santa Cruz in many ways, most frequently interfacing with alumni, parents, donors, and friends of the university as we strive to create a culture of philanthropy, strengthen advocacy for the campus, and communicate out about the remarkable achievements of our students, faculty, and alumni.

The Divisional Development Offices provide leadership, coordination, and support in generating private support for UC Santa Cruz's students, research, academic programs, and other campus priorities.

Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Development Assistant assists with a broad range of administrative, fundraising, outreach, event, and programmatic activities.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

Will be required to complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training every two years.

Must be able to travel on behalf of University business.

Occasional nights and weekends are required.

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment.

Qualifications include:

Demonstrated successful and increasingly complex administrative experience.

Experience using computers with speed and accuracy for word processing, spreadsheets, mail-merge, database record entry, electronic mail, and Internet searches, with ability and willingness to learn new systems and software programs.

Experience in coordinating and scheduling logistics for small and large group meetings and events.

Experience setting up and maintaining electronic filing systems.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a myriad of people of differing temperaments, socioeconomic backgrounds, and political/ethical philosophies, and to be tactful, diplomatic, and attentive in personal contacts with donors, external constituencies, and university personnel.


Multiple positions supporting various academic divisions available. This is an on-going recruitment and will be posted for an extended period of time for the purpose of filling multiple vacancies with various hire dates.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON AN ON-GOING BASIS. Interviews will be conducted and individuals hired throughout the time this job is posted, as positions become available.

Applicants are highly encouraged to provide a cover letter and résumé when submitting the on-line application. These materials will be considered in assessing the quality and strength of an applicant's writing abilities for the purpose of interview selection.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 11-26-2017

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired may use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.