UC Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, California
$60,000 - $75,000 Annually
Nov 18, 2020
Dec 18, 2020
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
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Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry.

The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle modern legal challenges.


A pioneering advocate for some of the world’s most vulnerable and persecuted asylum seekers, including women, families, and LGBT individuals, the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (“CGRS” or “the Center”) works to protect fundamental human rights in all asylum cases. We are the trusted partner and proven resource for legal teams and human rights organizations, and bring invaluable data and compelling personal stories to shape the public narrative. We use strategic litigation to advance sound asylum laws and protect due process rights. Through policy advocacy and education, we provide critical expertise to policymakers at all levels of government, leading the movement to honor our commitments to refugees and asylum seekers under U.S. and international law. Through technical assistance and training, we empower advocates to take on complex asylum cases, providing them with the tools they need to craft winning arguments and secure protections for their clients.


Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Individual Gifts Manager for Refugee Rights Work is responsible for managing and growing CGRS’s Individual Donor program and working collaboratively with the development and communications teams to create and implement strategies that result in greater individual giving across all gift levels. The Individual Gifts Manager for Refugee Rights Work is skillful in building and managing relationships with a wide range of individuals, including major donors, prospects and colleagues. They should be charismatic, creative, organized, and goal oriented; exhibit a high level of professionalism and maturity; display superb written and oral communication skills, including comfort with external relations; demonstrate immaculate attention to detail; and be able to multitask and meet deadlines. A demonstrated passion for CGRS’s mission to protect the human rights of refugees is essential.

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • With the Deputy Director, establish goals, develop activities, and create programming to maintain and grow CGRS’s individual program, including major gifts
  • Create and manage data-driven strategies for annual giving, major giving, monthly giving, and planned giving
  • Use donor data to build a pipeline of prospects who are capable of making major gifts
  • Develop and execute moves management plans to manage and grow each relationship with an emphasis on upgrading donors and securing multi-year commitments
  • Execute a messaging and communications strategy for building a sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Manage a solicitation calendar and direct strategic participation of key staff and board members in individual donor development activities
  • Manage the law firm giving campaign
  • Ensure timely and accurate gift entry and acknowledgement process, including documentation and follow up of verbal and written pledges
  • Create metrics and a reporting system to track Development Team progress
  • Work effectively with the Development Team to foster a culture of philanthropy organization-wide
  • Ensure systems and infrastructure readiness including the use, upgrade, and maintenance of existing development databases
  • Understand CGRS’s mission, goals, and programming in order to effectively identify, research, monitor, and engage prospective donors


Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Creative and independent strategic thinker with ability to proactively develop new ideas, cultivate buy-in with other staff members, and manage implementation and assessment
  • Superb interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively and build relationships with internal and external constituencies, including colleagues, current, and prospective donors
  • Superior written and oral communication skills to express CGRS’s mission and goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with computer programs that support the development team, including Microsoft Office and donor database systems
  • Strong work ethic, evidence of excellent judgement, attention to detail, and demonstrable personal integrity.
  • Minimum of 3 years of development/fundraising experience with a proven track record of fundraising from individuals, securing major gifts and familiarity with the moves management process
  • Passionate about CGRS’s mission; committed to teamwork, and achieving results


Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Legal Insurance
  • University of California Retirement Plan (a defined benefit plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs

For your Work/Life Balance

  • Fourteen paid holidays per year
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter Benefits Program

This full-time, exempt opportunity offers an annual salary range of $60,000 - $75,000 (commensurate with qualifications) plus an excellent benefits package. To apply:

Failure to provide the information as required on the application form and to include a resume shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. This position has been designated as "sensitive" and requires a pre-employment background check. Appointment contracts are on the academic calendar. Annual renewal is subject to grant

funding and performance. The position is open until filled.

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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