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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, College of Engineering
    Works to optimize philanthropic support for the College of Engineering (COE) and other collaborative fundraising initiatives in response to academic priorities established by the dean of COE ("dean") and select affiliated program directors. As a member of the Development Office staff, fundraising efforts are devoted primarily to engineering with the remaining time to other University initiatives, as appropriate. Fundraising focus will be on computer science and bioengineering while still inclusive of the broader College of Engineering. Approximately ninety percent time on fundraising activities for gifts of $25,000 and up, with emphasis on gifts of $100,000 and more.
  • Director of Development, Student Affairs
    This University Major Gifts Officer serves as the Director of Development ("Director") for Student Affairs and works to optimize philanthropic support for the University. The Director executes the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to secure $2M+ in philanthropic support for 20+ departments within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Assistant Director, Donor Stewardship & Engagement Programs
    The Assistant Director of Donor Reporting, Stewardship and Engagement Programs [hereafter referred to as the "Assistant Director"] oversees the development of centralized stewardship planning & reporting, including the creation of highly customized reports, as well as manages the interpretation and application of complex data for the entire unit. The Assistant Director provides expert analytical, strategic planning, project management and proactive department support for DRS. S/he maintains a substantial knowledge of University and divisional policies and procedures related to the acquisition and use of data, and the use and application of Advance in a major capital fund raising environment.
  • Associate Director of Development, Global & Experiential Learning
    This University Development Officer serves as Associate Director of Development (Associate Director) for UC Santa Barbara programs focused on global education, education abroad, capitol internships, and experiential learning. Primary emphasis is fundraising for direct student support in the form of scholarships as well as unrestricted, current-use gifts to benefit UC Santa Barbara and to optimize philanthropic support for Education Abroad Program (EAP), Capitol Internships (UCDC) and other experiential learning opportunities available to undergraduate students, in response to priorities established by the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Faculty Chair of the Education Abroad Program.
  • Development Analyst, Regional Giving
    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.
  • Development Assistant, Associate Vice Chancellor's Office
    The Development Assistant serves as the primary initial contact for the Senior Managers of Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Central and Executive Development, and provides essential administrative and financial support that is critical to the successful operation of a complex fundraising program
  • Development Assistant, Humanities & Fine Arts
    Development Assistant, Humanities & Fine Arts Serves as the primary initial contact for three Directors of Development in the Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) team to provide essential administrative and financial support that is critical to the successful operation of a complex fund-raising program to secure support that is critical to the successful operation.

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.