Director of University Development, Diabetes

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

From diabetes and heart disease to services for women and children, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) brings together the world’s leading experts in nearly every specialty. The UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, all four of its professional schools — dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy — and many UCSF graduate programs consistently rank among the best in the country, according to the latest surveys by .

UCSF has an unprecedented opportunity to change the course of diabetes research and care. Its ambitious goal is to develop a cure and prevention measures for the disease while providing world-class clinical expertise to patients and their families. With more than a half-century track record of making game-changing discoveries in diabetes, UCSF is ideally positioned to deliver on this goal. The UCSF Diabetes Center is a federally recognized Diabetes Research Center, one of only 16 such centers of excellence in the nation. According to the 2013-2014 survey conducted by , UCSF is ranked among the top five medical centers in the nation for diabetes care.

The Opportunity

The Director of University Development, Diabetes will have a unique opportunity to design and direct a new, comprehensive fundraising strategy that will integrate these efforts across the university. The successful candidate will be a visionary, seasoned development professional who will partner with development colleagues and diabetes faculty members to synthesize the distinctive strengths of UCSF into a compelling, unified vision that will raise the sights of donors and maximize opportunities for major and principal gifts. Looking forward, the director will also serve as the chief strategist and executor of a robust major and principal gift program to substantially grow the endowment and current use resources available to the diabetes enterprise.



The ideal candidate will be a proven advancement professional with a demonstrated track record of success securing six- and seven-figure gifts from a variety of sources. UCSF seeks an individual with the necessary sophistication and breadth of experience to be credible with biomedical leaders as well as with colleagues within university development. Key characteristics will be a collaborative style, an entrepreneurial approach, and the ability to succeed in a highly complex organization.