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Senior Assistant Dean of Development - University of the Pacific at University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific
Senior Assistant Dean of Development - University of the Pacific
United States of America
Expiry Date
15 Apr 2024
USD115000 - USD125000
Posted on
15 Mar 2024

Another Source's client, University of the Pacific, is recruiting a Senior Assistant Dean of Development to join their development team for the University's Eberhardt School of Business in Stockton, CA. This is your chance to join a mission-driven organization focused on creating the next generation of leaders. No matter the job, every employee at Pacific is part of contributing to the mission of California's first university, which ranks in the Top 20 in the West and Top 100 in the U.S. 


Pacific has three unique campuses across northern California. The largest campus is found in Stockton in the heart of the Central Valley. The 175-acre campus is regularly ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in America. As the only college on the West Coast that uses collegiate gothic architecture, the Pacific campus conjures up images of the brick-and-ivy campuses seen at traditional East Coast colleges, and the soothing tones of the carillon bells help create a truly special work environment. The campus also is home to the Faye Spanos Concert Hall, where employees can enjoy the work of students from the Conservatory of Music and guest artists. Employees also can enjoy watching Division I athletic competitions. Pacific is a member of the West Coast Conference and has 17 D-I sports. 


The university also has campuses in Sacramento and San Francisco. The Sacramento campus is in the Oak Park neighborhood, just a few blocks from new stores, restaurants, cafes and apartments created by former Mayor Kevin Johnson. In San Francisco, Pacific is housed in a state-of-the-art building in the heart of downtown on Fifth Street, walking distance from world-class shopping, dining and cultural venues. 



Pacific by the Numbers:  

University of the Pacific, California's first university, has many key rankings of which we are extremely proud of including:  

  • #1 – Career earnings, among U.S. colleges and universities that have the highest percentage of Pell Grant recipients (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce) 
  • #7 – Ethnic Diversity in California (tied with UC Berkeley and University of Southern California) (U.S. News & World Report, 2023) 
  • #11 – Best Private University in the West (Wall Street Journal/College Pulse, 2024) 
  • #56 - Best Value (U.S. News & World Report, 2023) 
  • #82 – Social Mobility (U.S. News & World Report, 2023) 
  • Top 100 – Student Experience (Wall Street Journal/College Pulse, 2024) 
  • Top 10 – Sustainable food and dining practices (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022) 
  • 4.5 our of 5 stars – Best Colleges in America (Money Magazine 2023) 
  • And more! See all the fun facts and rankings here: 




Pacific offers a unique and powerful set of benefits for its employees with your individual needs in mind. We know that employees come with differing needs that can change and grow just as you and your family's needs may change over time. A few of our benefits we like to highlight are: 

  • Pacific contributes 10% toward employee retirement each paycheck 
  • Pacific offers up to 90% tuition remission and exchange for employees and their dependents 
  • Pacific offers 14 paid holidays and seasonal days each year in addition to regular vacation days. 

Pacific also provides affordable and high-quality comprehensive benefits to support employees' varied needs. We invite you to explore our Health Benefits, Income Protection plans, Financial Planning benefits and Work-Life Balance programs. Learn more using this link: UOP Benefit Guide.pdf 


University of the Pacific Office of Development:  

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations connects the passions of Pacific alumni, supporters and friends with the aspirations of our students and faculty to ensure the university continues to make a meaningful difference in our communities and our world. Donors play an integral role in Pacific's mission by supporting bright students, talented faculty, transformative learning experiences and ground-breaking research that benefits society and improves lives. Contributions of any kind make a meaningful difference for our students.  


Development at Pacific: 

Meet the Development Team: 


About the Role:  

The Senior Assistant Dean for Development is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive development program within the Eberhardt School of Business at University of the Pacific, and will focus on major gift development, alumni relations, outreach, and communication with prospective and current donors. This position serves as a key member of University Development's fundraising team and shares responsibility for leading the strategic direction of selected Pacific fundraising initiatives. 

The Senior Assistant Dean works closely with the Eberhardt School of Business Dean, faculty and staff, and the University Development and Alumni Relations team across Pacific's three-city university campuses. The position is responsible for securing philanthropic major gift support at the $50,000+ level. The Senior Assistant Dean of Development must have a demonstrated track record of success in developing, leading, and managing fundraising initiatives and donor relationships. This is a high-profile role that requires a professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to working collaboratively with teams and stakeholders. 


The salary range for this role is $115K - $125K, depending on experience.  



  • Provides strategic leadership in developing multi-year strategy, solicitation and cultivation plans for major gift prospects as they relate to Eberhardt School of Business campaign and ongoing academic fundraising initiatives. 
  • Secures support, enhances relationships and promotes awareness for Pacific in the following ways: 
  • Solicits gifts of $50,000+ from alumni and friends through implementation of cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gift prospects. 
  • Works with administration, faculty and volunteers across the three-city university campuses. 
  • Ensures the identification, recruitment and oversight of the Dean's council and related volunteer boards. 
  • Serves as the Eberhardt School of Business liaison to annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, principal gifts and planned giving, to facilitate major gift coordination for special projects which may require integrated gift structures. 
  • Assists to direct a major gift program that includes alumni and friend giving, including aligned donor stewardship related to the University's strategic needs and priorities. 
  • Responsible for developing and executing an annual business plan to secure philanthropic gifts. 
  • Develops and actively manages a prospect portfolio of 125 major gift prospects that can make major gifts. Ensure portfolio is evenly distributed among identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship stages. 
  • Conducts in-person cultivation and solicitation activities through face-to-face meetings for prospect and donor development and to achieve annual fundraising and metrics goals. 
  • Ensures maximum private support for the University by providing strong leadership and adhering to performance measures, and integrates a philosophy of collaboration and communication with the development team. 
  • Assists in creating an inspirational philanthropic culture both college-wide and outside of Pacific, by increasing visibility and value of the University among the community and professional organizations. 
  • Oversees and monitors budget for development activities. 
  • Works within the framework of the Prospect Management Program and Pacific Gift Policies, and utilizes the advancement database to record development activities. 
  • Participates in University and Eberhardt School of Business events that involve external constituents to engage in development activities. 
  • Provides strategic guidance and advice to the Dean to facilitate prospect and donor engagement in key school initiatives. 
  • Writes concept papers, proposals, grants and reports as needed. 
  • Works independently and collaboratively with University Development, academic faculty and staff to achieve defined goals for each academic unit. 
  • Takes initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines. 
  • Uses knowledge of major gift fundraising principles and can participate in a complex development program, especially within an educational organization. 
  • Leads, manage and motivates staff and volunteers. 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Assistant Vice President for Development. 



Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's Degree. 
  • Seven (7) years of experience in fundraising and/or alumni relations. 
  • Prior success raising major gifts of $25,000+ 



University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability. 


Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis. We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us. 


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