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Director of Development (Supervisory Position), Undergraduate Education
Development - College of Letters & Science
Working Title : Director of Development (Supervisory Position), Undergraduate Education
Department : Development - College of Letters & Science
Reports To : Sr. Director of Development, Humanities and Undergraduate Education
Supervises : Professional & Support Staff
Salary : $100,000 - $120,000
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER III
Req Nbr : 25299

Position Summary
As part of UCLA's College of Letters and Science, the Division of Undergraduate Education serves as the campus-wide advocate for undergraduate education, promoting academic success for UCLA's diverse undergraduates by providing leadership to achieve the highest quality of teaching and learning and ensuring options for students to engage in a challenging array of educational opportunities, from foundational courses to advanced research and capstone projects. An essential part of providing these opportunities is the ability to raise funds.

To this end, the Division of Undergraduate Education is seeking a Director of Development with extensive development and management experience, self-confidence and initiative.

Primary Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Development, Humanities and Undergraduate Education in the College of Letters and Science, and in consultation with the Dean of Undergraduate Education, the Director of Development, Undergraduate Education, will establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of the Division of Undergraduate Education. He/She will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel to the Dean, in collaboration with the Senior Director and other members of the Undergraduate Education development team; design and implement a strategic development plan that represents the Dean's priorities for the University's Centennial Campaign; and prepare for and manage major gift solicitations.

The Director will identify a core group of prospective donors for major gifts and maintain active awareness of individuals in the prospect pool at various stages of identification, cultivation and solicitation. He/She will use available data to develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to academic priorities; organize and conduct meetings of volunteers and donors designed to identify new prospective donors for private support; and create additional vehicles and methods for identifying prospects as necessary.

The Director will engage high-level volunteers to provide community linkage to development programs. He/She will meet with faculty and administrators in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise and will serve as a staff resource to the Dean of Undergraduate Education and represent Undergraduate Education in the College and to the broader community. The Director will supervise two Assistant Directors of Development and an Administrative Assistant. He/She will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices in the College of Letters and Science and External Affairs.

Qualifications
1. Progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer with a minimum of five years of experience.

2. Ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic and administrative leaders, faculty, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

3. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising in a university setting with a strong understanding of the goals, functions and services of a nationally acclaimed research university.

4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies.

5. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

6. Ability to establish priorities and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

7. Skill in organizing, directing and evaluating the work of volunteers involved in fundraising program.

8. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA's fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the Division of Undergraduate Education.

9. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations, and reports.

10. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

11. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications is preferred as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

12. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed.

13. Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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Position Summary
As part of UCLA's College of Letters and Science, the Division of Undergraduate Education serves as the campus-wide advocate for undergraduate education, promoting academic success for UCLA's diverse undergraduates by providing leadership to achieve the highest quality of teaching and learning and ensuring options for students to engage in a challenging array of educational opportunities, from foundational courses to advanced research and capstone projects. An essential part of providing these opportunities is the ability to raise funds.

To this end, the Division of Undergraduate Education is seeking a Director of Development with extensive development and management experience, self-confidence and initiative.

Primary Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Development, Humanities and Undergraduate Education in the College of Letters and Science, and in consultation with the Dean of Undergraduate Education, the Director of Development, Undergraduate Education, will establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of the Division of Undergraduate Education. He/She will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel to the Dean, in collaboration with the Senior Director and other members of the Undergraduate Education development team; design and implement a strategic development plan that represents the Dean's priorities for the University's Centennial Campaign; and prepare for and manage major gift solicitations.

The Director will identify a core group of prospective donors for major gifts and maintain active awareness of individuals in the prospect pool at various stages of identification, cultivation and solicitation. He/She will use available data to develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to academic priorities; organize and conduct meetings of volunteers and donors designed to identify new prospective donors for private support; and create additional vehicles and methods for identifying prospects as necessary.

The Director will engage high-level volunteers to provide community linkage to development programs. He/She will meet with faculty and administrators in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise and will serve as a staff resource to the Dean of Undergraduate Education and represent Undergraduate Education in the College and to the broader community. The Director will supervise two Assistant Directors of Development and an Administrative Assistant. He/She will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices in the College of Letters and Science and External Affairs.

Qualifications
1. Progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer with a minimum of five years of experience.

2. Ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic and administrative leaders, faculty, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

3. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising in a university setting with a strong understanding of the goals, functions and services of a nationally acclaimed research university.

4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies.

5. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

6. Ability to establish priorities and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

7. Skill in organizing, directing and evaluating the work of volunteers involved in fundraising program.

8. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA's fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the Division of Undergraduate Education.

9. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations, and reports.

10. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

11. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications is preferred as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

12. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed.

13. Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.