Assistant Dean for Development, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of the Pacific in the search for an Assistant Dean for Development, School of Engineering and Computer Science.

The Assistant Dean will be responsible for securing major gifts while planning and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program within the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The successful candidate will lead major gift development to secure support at the $50,000 and above gift level and build relationships with leading alumni, friends, corporations, and organizations. The Assistant Dean will work closely with the Dean, faculty, staff of the school, and the University advancement team across Pacific’s three-city university campuses to develop and implement the school’s overall fundraising and major gifts program with alumni, corporations, and volunteer leadership.

University of the Pacific is an independent, coeducational university serving nearly 6,300 students on three campuses in Stockton, San Francisco, and Sacramento united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. Pacific was established as California's first chartered institution of higher learning and has earned widespread recognition for its deep commitment to teaching and learning, its history of innovation, and the accomplishments of its 60,000 alumni. Drawing on its rich legacy, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates who are prepared for personal and professional success.

Pacific enjoys national recognition for its leadership in higher education, consistently ranked among the best national universities, including as a "Best Value" by U.S. News & World Report and “America’s Top Colleges 2018” by Forbes.

Under the stewardship of Pacific's current president, Pamela A. Eibeck, Pacific is expanding its presence in Sacramento and San Francisco and implementing a bold new strategic vision, Pacific 2020R. This vision capitalizes on Pacific's highly regarded academic programs, formative student-teacher relationships, and multiple locations to position Pacific to become the best teaching-focused university in California.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is three to five years of experience in major gift fundraising with progressively responsible management and leadership experience in higher education fundraising. A master's degree is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree