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Executive Director, Professional Schools
Development - Professional Schools
Working Title : Executive Director, Professional Schools
Department : Development - Professional Schools
Reports To : Associate Vice Chancellor, Development
Supervises : Professional & Support Staff
Salary : Commensurate with experience
Payroll Classification: Director (Functional Area)
Req Nbr : 23254

Position Summary
As a senior member of the development executive team, the Executive Director, Professional Schools, will be responsible for the management of all fundraising and external affairs activities for all non-health science professional schools. Collectively, these units have a Campaign goal of $1.4 billion, with an annual goal of $150 million.

Primary Responsibilities
The Executive Director will develop and maintain strong working relationships with deans and senior academic leaders within each unit; interact with business and community leaders to promote support for the programs and initiatives in the unit and match the interests of donors (individuals, corporations and foundations) with university needs; confer with campus administrators and academic officers, including the Deans and senior faculty,to determine those needs appropriate for philanthropic support; and regularly review and evaluate the programs designed to secure that support. The Executive Director will directly and indirectly supervise professional fundraisers and support staff in management of the professional schools fundraising functions, providing advice and counsel to academic leaders and staff members accordingly. The Executive Director will work with deans and the Associate Vice Chancellor to establish plans and goals around organization, direction, motivation, evaluation, individual growth and advancement. The Executive Director will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor to coordinate Principal Gift strategies and will be responsible for the management of unit resources to ensure the effective allocation of staff and programmatic funding. Under direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Director will develop annual operating plans with goals, objectives and performance metrics to ensure consistency and coordination among its various components. The Executive Director will review staff structures periodically and recommend and implement changes when necessary, develop policy and procedures governing fundraising objectives and priorities within each unit, and ensure the accuracy of the Chancellor's briefings. The Executive Director will serve as the senior representative of the office to volunteers, donors, faculty and administrative leaders in each of the professional schools. The Deputy Director will often be required to serve as host to alumni, donors and volunteers in a variety of locations ranging from Los Angeles to foreign countries and a variety of settings. These occasions can include, but are not limited to, the organization and presentation of breakfasts, luncheons, dinners and other social gatherings and/or participating in such occasions that have been organized and presented by others. The Deputy Director will serve as a senior advisor to the Associate Vice Chancellor-Development and participate in the design and strategic planning processes for the development program and its various components.

Qualifications
1. Executive-level working knowledge of the principles and practices of development in a major research university.

2. Minimum 10 years of progressive responsibility and experience in the profession, including visible and significant leadership roles in highly complex fundraising programs.

3. Demonstrated ability to conceive and implement development programs of comparable size and complexity including the ability to envision and articulate direction and vision.

4. Management and administrative experience to recruit, organize, direct, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers in the pursuit of ambitious goals while under enormous time and outcome pressures.

5. Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, donors, alumni, volunteers, students and community members.

6. Experience in bringing strategic perspectives to development efforts and employing innovation, analysis and vision to accomplish institutional objectives.

7. Knowledge of the issues facing higher education and of the basic principles on which public universities are operated.

8. Superior communications skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the campus and its programs, and the goals and objectives of the development enterprise and the case for support of the institution.

9. Understanding of how top-tier research universities are managed, the role of shared governance, the relationships between campuses and central coordinating bodies in multi-campus systems of higher education and the interconnections between the University and its communities.

10. Ability to work nights and weekends.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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Position Summary
As a senior member of the development executive team, the Executive Director, Professional Schools, will be responsible for the management of all fundraising and external affairs activities for all non-health science professional schools. Collectively, these units have a Campaign goal of $1.4 billion, with an annual goal of $150 million.

Primary Responsibilities
The Executive Director will develop and maintain strong working relationships with deans and senior academic leaders within each unit; interact with business and community leaders to promote support for the programs and initiatives in the unit and match the interests of donors (individuals, corporations and foundations) with university needs; confer with campus administrators and academic officers, including the Deans and senior faculty,to determine those needs appropriate for philanthropic support; and regularly review and evaluate the programs designed to secure that support. The Executive Director will directly and indirectly supervise professional fundraisers and support staff in management of the professional schools fundraising functions, providing advice and counsel to academic leaders and staff members accordingly. The Executive Director will work with deans and the Associate Vice Chancellor to establish plans and goals around organization, direction, motivation, evaluation, individual growth and advancement. The Executive Director will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor to coordinate Principal Gift strategies and will be responsible for the management of unit resources to ensure the effective allocation of staff and programmatic funding. Under direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Director will develop annual operating plans with goals, objectives and performance metrics to ensure consistency and coordination among its various components. The Executive Director will review staff structures periodically and recommend and implement changes when necessary, develop policy and procedures governing fundraising objectives and priorities within each unit, and ensure the accuracy of the Chancellor's briefings. The Executive Director will serve as the senior representative of the office to volunteers, donors, faculty and administrative leaders in each of the professional schools. The Deputy Director will often be required to serve as host to alumni, donors and volunteers in a variety of locations ranging from Los Angeles to foreign countries and a variety of settings. These occasions can include, but are not limited to, the organization and presentation of breakfasts, luncheons, dinners and other social gatherings and/or participating in such occasions that have been organized and presented by others. The Deputy Director will serve as a senior advisor to the Associate Vice Chancellor-Development and participate in the design and strategic planning processes for the development program and its various components.

Qualifications
1. Executive-level working knowledge of the principles and practices of development in a major research university.

2. Minimum 10 years of progressive responsibility and experience in the profession, including visible and significant leadership roles in highly complex fundraising programs.

3. Demonstrated ability to conceive and implement development programs of comparable size and complexity including the ability to envision and articulate direction and vision.

4. Management and administrative experience to recruit, organize, direct, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers in the pursuit of ambitious goals while under enormous time and outcome pressures.

5. Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, donors, alumni, volunteers, students and community members.

6. Experience in bringing strategic perspectives to development efforts and employing innovation, analysis and vision to accomplish institutional objectives.

7. Knowledge of the issues facing higher education and of the basic principles on which public universities are operated.

8. Superior communications skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the campus and its programs, and the goals and objectives of the development enterprise and the case for support of the institution.

9. Understanding of how top-tier research universities are managed, the role of shared governance, the relationships between campuses and central coordinating bodies in multi-campus systems of higher education and the interconnections between the University and its communities.

10. Ability to work nights and weekends.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.