Director of Development, Black Life, Teaching and Research UCLA Development
UCLA believes deeply that equity, respect and justice are central to the character of our institution, to the health of our democracy and to the well-being of our world. We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary institution that works to solve complex social problems through education, research and service in partnership with local communities and leaders. In our commitment to grow philanthropic support dedicated to Black life, teaching and research resources we seek a Director of Development to work with academic, administrative and development leaders campus-wide across the broadest spectrum of UCLA programs.
As the Director of Development for Black Life, Teaching and Research, you will work with leaders across campus to organize, drive, sustain and promote philanthropy around issues related to Black life, teaching and research and will develop a cohesive multi-year fundraising grogram that leverages campus partnerships and drives innovative strategies to achieve fundraising and programmatic goals. Under the direction of the Senior Executive Director, Individual Giving, and with ongoing guidance of the Associate and Assistant Vice Chancellors of Development, you will serve as a campus-wide major gifts officer. You will be an active partner with the Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy team, the Office of Research as appropriate and will meet regularly with senior Development leadership to ensure coordinated and sustained forward momentum in fundraising across campus entities. Through the building and expansion of new and existing programs, services and initiatives related to Black life, you will be instrumental in growing and sustaining a UCLA culture that engages, values and creates a sense of belonging for all. In addition, this position will be central to addressing and bringing greater resources to the critical issue of supporting the Black experience and excellence.
As an ideal candidate, you will have a minimum of three to five years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development. You will have working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising and the ability to plan, implement and administer complex solicitations at the major gift level or those of a similar nature, level and complexity. You will bring to this role the ability to speak persuasively to the importance of racial justice and the need for advancement efforts for Black life, teaching and research in a university setting. You have outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with a deep interest in synthesizing research and funding priorities as well as linking funding needs to donor interests as part of building strategic cases and alliances for fundraising. You are a strong self-starter who thrives on being collaborative, highly organized and managing multiple responsibilities and projects in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
For a more detailed description of this position, please visit UCLA's Development Careers website at: http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on Development Positions to view requisition #33187.
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.