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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. 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, Regional Giving OC-SD
    The Director of Development, Regional Giving ("Director"), for Southern California (San Diego and Orange County primarily) reports to the Senior Director, Constituent and Regional Operations ("Senior Director"), with a primary emphasis is on increasing philanthropic support to UC Santa Barbara by maximizing the interest, involvement and commitment of alumni, parents and friends as well as select corporations and foundations in the assigned regions. The Director focuses on the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual prospects, including alumni, parents, and friends of the University.
  • Director of Development, Social Sciences
    The Director of Development ("Director") in the Division of Social Sciences in the College of Letters and Science works to optimize philanthropic support for the Division in response to priorities established by the Social Sciences Dean. As a member of the Development Office staff, the Director will focus primarily on this division with the remaining time to serve the campus overall, including special projects, interdisciplinary initiatives and other University initiatives, as appropriate. The position assists the Assistant Dean of Development and other Director(s) of Development in the Social Sciences on strategies and activities to maximize donor support, with an emphasis on global, feminist and ethnic studies departments within the Division, and others as identified by the Dean. The Director focuses on major gift fundraising activities ($100,000+ level).
  • Associate Director of Development, Development Events
    The Associate Director of Development, Development Events is a fundraiser responsible for the successful development, design, planning, management and implementation of events and donor or prospective donor gatherings sponsored by the Office of Development and The UCSB Foundation. They are responsible for soliciting donations of gift-in-kind event sponsorships from corporate businesses and individuals; this may include venue site or other tangibles such as wine, rentals, or marketing used in event execution, in order to maximize philanthropic support for UCSB, raising gifts to meet identified fundraising priorities.
  • Team Lead, Advance Information Systems (AIS)
    Reports to the Sr. Dir. of Advancement Services & Technology and is accountable to provide technical leadership, Advancement systems expertise and management of complex Institutional Advancement (IA) data systems. Support/develop/improve Advancement business processes to ensure effective knowledge management and business intelligence. Evaluates/documents business requirements maintaining a thorough understanding of Advancement relevant business functions. Implements/upgrades/maintains Ellucian's Advance Web/CRM and tracking related system outcomes in terms of quality accuracy and timeliness. Responsible for strategic planning/application development/systems design/technical report requirements gathering/data analysis/web system management/database administration & management/user training/help desk management/user support & oversight of the Advancement database multi-server environment. Serves as lead technical contact with Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) in support/collaboration of server, network & desktop support initiatives & upgrades.
  • Applications Programmer 3
    Under general supervision and with a high degree of individual responsibility and integrity, provides technical application programming leadership for the Division of Institutional Advancement's (IA) Advancement systems in both development and production server environments. Supports mission critical software system and back-end processes with full understanding of Advancement technical systems field of work. Engaging as an integral member of the Advancement Information Systems (AIS) technical team and maintaining an in-depth understanding of data structures, assists with critical analysis and reporting. Determines reporting solutions, PL-SQL programming, software application design and development including supporting, testing and training for IA's moderately complex software applications and integrated web systems. Evaluates, configures, diagnoses and implements complex analytical solutions supporting key fundraising operations for a division-wide customer base incorporating goals and timelines for all projects. Manages Oracle database(s) and integrated web technology for the University's enterprise Advancement CRM systems (Advance*) as well as internal facing web sites and various interfacing SaaS systems. Application programming skills necessary include demonstrated knowledge of Oracle PL/SQL, Crystal Reports, IIS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Perl, ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, XML, PHP, Drupal CMS and various other database and web development tools.