Job Details

University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 3936747
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Assistant Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Assistant Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences

Job Summary:
The University of San Francisco (USF) is recognized internationally as a leading Jesuit, urban university with an exceedingly diverse student and faculty population and a global perspective! The Office of Development is investing in the growth of our team! Every member plays a role in providing our donors with the service and attention that ensures an exceptionally positive and fulfilling philanthropic experience. The Assistant Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences, is an integral part of the Major Gifts team and will play a critical role in our expansion.

Last year, we completed a $300M capital campaign (our largest ever) and committed to building stronger ties with our alumni and surrounding communities. The next three years will be crucial as we launch several significant initiatives, including opening an engineering program under the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). CAS houses nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has the potential to raise over $100 million during this campaign.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant Director fundraises for graduate programs and campaign priorities in the College. The Assistant Director is focused on support for graduate programs and campaign priorities in the College, actively building and managing relationships and securing funding from donors capable of making gifts of $25,000+ with a goal of $250,000.00 in year one and increasing in subsequent years.

Full Job Description:


Portfolio Management 50%

Managing an initial personal portfolio of 120-150 prospects, developing ongoing personal relationships with those prospects from research and identification through cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship.

Coordination 15%

Coordinating all development activity and communication with the graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences and the leaders in those units.

Staffing 15%

Staffing the advisory boards for the College of Arts and Sciences. Responsibilities include identifying and helping to recruit board members and playing an integral role in managing and deepening relationships with the board members.

Strategic Planning 10%

With the Director of Development and Assistant Dean of Development, establish a three-year strategy to substantially grow contributions at all levels and through all channels to the College increasing the number and amount of major gifts the College receives annually. A critical component of this strategy will be securing major gifts from non-alumni and parents.

Development Collaboration 5%

Collaborate with the Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gift Planning and Annual Fund teams on relevant and timely fundraising efforts.

Academic Collaboration 5%

Remaining current on programs and faculty/research/student initiatives in the College of Arts & Sciences and at the University as a whole.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience or training
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of fundraising or related experience
  • Thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and project management skills.
  • Familiar with and/or ability to learn about USF, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of emotional intelligence, ability to collaborate, build trust, and achieve objectives within a team.

Full time

Pay Rate:

Salary Range :
The budgeted salary for this position is $75,500 - $87,500 annually. Offers will be based on candidate experience, education, and equity within the University of San Francisco.

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to "Change the World From Here." For more information, visit

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