Director of Development for Black Life, Teaching and Research University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 33187 Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience
Position Description: 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. UCLA strives to build equity for all and is committed to an environment of equal learning, working, and living by holding ourselves accountable to our ideals.
The Director of Development (DOD), Black Life, Teaching and Research will work in an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative cross-campus manner with academic, administrative and Development leaders across the broadest spectrum of campus to grow philanthropic resources dedicated to Black Life, teaching and research resources. This individual will be responsible for fostering volunteer board engagement and developing a cohesive fundraising program that leverages campus partnerships and drives innovative strategies for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship to achieve fundraising and programmatic goals.
The DOD will work with leaders across campus to organize, drive, sustain and promote philanthropy for issues related to Black Life. This individual will be an active partner with the Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy team and with the Office of Research as appropriate. The DOD will build and expand new and existing programs, services and initiatives related to Black life to grow and sustain a UCLA culture that engages, values, and creates a sense of belonging for all. This position will be central to addressing and bringing greater resources to the critical issue of supporting the Black experience and excellence.
Under the direction of the Senior Executive Director, Individual Giving, and with ongoing guidance of the Associate and Assistant Vice Chancellors of Development, the Director of Development, Black Life, Teaching and Research will serve as a campus-wide major gifts officer. This individual will meet regularly with senior Development leadership to ensure coordinated and sustained forward momentum in fundraising across campus entities. In collaboration with other members of the campus Development team, this individual will determine market feasibility for fundraising priorities and will work with volunteers and donors to assist with specific solicitations and other programmatic elements as necessary.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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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.