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Work at UC San Diego

At UC San Diego, we believe that what we don’t know today will forever change our tomorrows. Together with our philanthropic partners, we will unite diverse people and unconventional perspectives to propel limitless impact. We seek advancement professionals who share our belief that when we come together, nothing is beyond us.

Why UC San Diego

UC San Diego Advancement is a dynamic, diverse team of nearly 300. We are committed to building and nurturing relationships with alumni and members of our community. Through these relationships, we increase engagement and philanthropic support for our university. Together, we aspire to educate and empower the world's current and future innovators on a campus unlike anywhere else.

To foster the best possible working environment, in alignment, with the UC San Diego Principles of Community, Advancement employees strive to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive of varying social, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds and those with disabilities. We also encourage the opportunity to build a network of peers through the UC San Diego Staff Associations network.


UC San Diego is committed to providing competitive compensation and benefits for all employees. In addition to our UC Pension or Savings Retirement Programs, we also offer great medical coverage options. Our dental HMO and vision plans are fully paid for by UC. Some of our added benefits include disability, life insurance, maternity and paternity leaves, flexible spending accounts and dependent care flex accounts, tax savings programs, and leave provisions.

To learn more, please visit UCnet.

Employment Opportunities

The UC San Diego Advancement team is comprised of dedicated and passionate fundraising professionals. Positions on this team range from frontline fundraisers to event managers, project managers to communications experts, gift processors to research and data specialists. To see what opportunities are currently available, click here. Further information about the application process can be found here.

For additional information on joining the UC San Diego Advancement team, please reach out to our Executive Recruiters, Steve Yi and Nadia Awadallah.