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Development Careers

Join the UC Santa Barbara Office of Development
What role will you play?

There are so many opportunities to grow and innovate within the collaborative culture of UC Santa Barbara. The Office of Development serves every scholar on our beautiful seaside campus. We hope you will consider joining us to help fulfill UC Santa Barbara’s mission of research, teaching and public service.

UC Santa Barbara is widely recognized as a premier research university, and people are our greatest strength. We embrace the value and richness of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. From our hiring process to the university programs we support, we are committed to these principles. We invite you to consider advancing your career in our Office of Development.

Review our open positions to find jobs of all levels that match your passions and skills. We look forward to welcoming new colleagues to our dynamic Office of Development.

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Open Positions

  • Director of Development, Math, Life & Physical Sciences
    This University Major Gifts Officer serves as the Director of Development for the Sciences (Math, Life and Physical Sciences in the College of Letters and Science) and other collaborative fund-raising initiatives. Works to optimize philanthropic support for key fund-raising initiatives, in response to academic priorities established by the Dean of the Sciences and select affiliated program directors. As a member of the Development Office staff, fund-raising efforts are devoted primarily to engineering and science initiatives (90%), with the remaining time (10%) to other University initiatives, as appropriate.
  • Senior Director of Information Systems & Technology
    The Senior Director of Information Systems & Technology leads and manages the Division of Institutional Advancement's information systems area to achieve departmental, divisional and institutional business objectives. Provides a high level of technical expertise and understanding on all Institutional Advancement data systems and develops associated business processes for optimal operation. Provides supervision of all data acquisition, data integrity, database administration, technical training and support services.
  • Manager of Alumni Professional Engagement
    The Manager of Alumni Professional Engagement will spearhead a robust and engaging Gaucho Professionals Program that encompasses diverse program activities including the Gaucho Academy, Professional Digital Engagement through Gaucho Network, LinkedIn, and other digital communication initiatives. The Manager of Alumni Professional Engagement will also coordinate regional and local networking events and cultivate strategic and collaborative partnerships with various campus departments and student-led organizations with the goal of fostering connections between alumni, students, and UCSB.
  • Associate Director of Development, Social Sciences
    The Associate Director of Development, Social Sciences, reports to the Interim Assistant Dean of Development for the Division of Social Sciences and works to identify and cultivate relationships to optimize philanthropic support to benefit UC Santa Barbara and the Division of Social Sciences. Primary emphasis is on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects (alumni, parents and friends) and when appropriate, foundations and corporations.
  • Social Sciences Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator
    The Social Sciences Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator ensures that donors experience high-quality interactions, reporting, and acknowledgment from the university that fosters long-term engagement, investment and donor retention. They are responsible for consistent, accurate, and appropriate information sharing mechanisms for stewarding prospects and donors. They are responsible for coordinating all donor-related events and volunteer board meetings, within the Division of Social Sciences, for the purposes of identifying, cultivating and stewarding Social Sciences prospects and donors.

UC Santa Barbara does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. UC Santa Barbara is an equal opportunity employer.