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Director of Philanthropy and Business Development - CNSI
Development - California NanoSystems Institute
Working Title : Director of Philanthropy and Business Development - CNSI
Department : Development - California NanoSystems Institute
Reports To : Sr Dir of Dev, Broad Center of Regenerative Med and Stem Cell Research
Supervises : Professional and Support Staff
Salary : $101,000 - $120,000
Payroll Classification: Advancement Officer III
Req Nbr : 28278

Position Summary
The UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility that promotes collaborations across disciplines and enables the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology. CNSI faculty represent a multi-disciplinary team of preeminent scientists from the life and physical sciences, engineering, medicine, and related fields. The work conducted at CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanoscience-related research focused on Energy, Environment, Health-Medicine, and Information Technology.

Primary Responsibilities
Reporting jointly to the Senior Director of Development for UCLA External Affairs and to the CNSI Academic Director, and working closely with the CNSI Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy and Business Development will establish long-range goals and strategies for CNSI in an effort to enhance philanthropic and financial resources from individuals, foundations and other non-profit organizations, corporations, and venture investments. This key position will be directly responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships in the business, non-profit and investment communities to increase the financial resources available to CNSI. This includes the ability to structure and recommend agreements with funding partners involving intellectual property, licensing and equity participation. The Director will oversee the solicitation of major gift prospects, collaborate in the creation of external-facing communications that reflect funding initiatives, and develop a calendar of outreach activities to promote those priorities. This individual will support the formation and engagement of CNSI external advisory council. The Director will represent the Academic Director of the CNSI, the Institute, and UCLA to individual major gift donors, foundations, corporations, investors and the wider community across a range of public settings that will enable CNSI to accelerate transformative research. In partnership with the CNSI's leadership, the Director will also be responsible for managing the Institute's participation in the UCLA Centennial Campaign, which includes developing strategies to build a significant endowment for the Institute.

Qualifications
1. 5-7 years progressive fundraising and/or business development experience with a demonstrated working knowledge of the principles and practices of university development, external relations, corporate and foundation giving, and models of public/private partnerships.

2. Demonstrated skill in developing sophisticated strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of major gifts or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

3. Knowledge of philanthropic and business investment models, including those related to venture philanthropy that support early stage research, startups and entrepreneurship.

4. Strength in conceiving, assessing/evaluating, and integrating innovative and effective programs with other existing activities and ensuring that they support the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the organization.

5. Excellent analytical skill to assess information, practices and procedures, anticipate problems, formulate logical conclusions, develop alternative solutions, make recommendations and implement changes. Planning skills to administer all aspects of a total project and initiate program activities independently.

6. Superior strategic thinking, planning and program design and implementation skills, coupled with solid professional judgment.

7. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, coaching, and persuasive communication techniques and approaches.

8. Experience with diverse academic research topics, translating their impact, and communicating their benefits to society and relevance to constituents.

9. Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively as a pivotal team member with the Academic Director of CNSI, Executive Director of CNSI, faculty, and administration as well as central development, major donors and investors.

10. Excellent skills in building relationships with potential funders and stewarding existing funders.

11. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of constituencies and multiple interests to define and achieve organizational objectives.

12. Ability to work effectively with senior leadership.

13. Understanding of and experience in large, complex, hierarchical environments, preferably in a higher education setting.

14. Ability to work and learn in a dynamic, complex scientific environment.

15. Skill in the development and leadership of team approaches to accomplish goals.

16. Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required and to travel as needed to achieve stated goals.

17. Awareness of nanoscience and nanotechnology landscape, industry and commercialization pathways, understanding of shared technology resources and models to integrate corporate and foundation giving models as well as public/private partnerships into these areas are preferred.

18. Knowledge of intellectual property, licensing and equity participation in hybrid funding models is preferred.

19. Knowledge of the life cycle of higher education research and the milestones needed to achieve market commercialization is preferred.

20. Graduate degree is preferred.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.

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Position Summary
The UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility that promotes collaborations across disciplines and enables the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology. CNSI faculty represent a multi-disciplinary team of preeminent scientists from the life and physical sciences, engineering, medicine, and related fields. The work conducted at CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanoscience-related research focused on Energy, Environment, Health-Medicine, and Information Technology.

Primary Responsibilities
Reporting jointly to the Senior Director of Development for UCLA External Affairs and to the CNSI Academic Director, and working closely with the CNSI Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy and Business Development will establish long-range goals and strategies for CNSI in an effort to enhance philanthropic and financial resources from individuals, foundations and other non-profit organizations, corporations, and venture investments. This key position will be directly responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships in the business, non-profit and investment communities to increase the financial resources available to CNSI. This includes the ability to structure and recommend agreements with funding partners involving intellectual property, licensing and equity participation. The Director will oversee the solicitation of major gift prospects, collaborate in the creation of external-facing communications that reflect funding initiatives, and develop a calendar of outreach activities to promote those priorities. This individual will support the formation and engagement of CNSI external advisory council. The Director will represent the Academic Director of the CNSI, the Institute, and UCLA to individual major gift donors, foundations, corporations, investors and the wider community across a range of public settings that will enable CNSI to accelerate transformative research. In partnership with the CNSI's leadership, the Director will also be responsible for managing the Institute's participation in the UCLA Centennial Campaign, which includes developing strategies to build a significant endowment for the Institute.

Qualifications
1. 5-7 years progressive fundraising and/or business development experience with a demonstrated working knowledge of the principles and practices of university development, external relations, corporate and foundation giving, and models of public/private partnerships.

2. Demonstrated skill in developing sophisticated strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of major gifts or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

3. Knowledge of philanthropic and business investment models, including those related to venture philanthropy that support early stage research, startups and entrepreneurship.

4. Strength in conceiving, assessing/evaluating, and integrating innovative and effective programs with other existing activities and ensuring that they support the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the organization.

5. Excellent analytical skill to assess information, practices and procedures, anticipate problems, formulate logical conclusions, develop alternative solutions, make recommendations and implement changes. Planning skills to administer all aspects of a total project and initiate program activities independently.

6. Superior strategic thinking, planning and program design and implementation skills, coupled with solid professional judgment.

7. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, coaching, and persuasive communication techniques and approaches.

8. Experience with diverse academic research topics, translating their impact, and communicating their benefits to society and relevance to constituents.

9. Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively as a pivotal team member with the Academic Director of CNSI, Executive Director of CNSI, faculty, and administration as well as central development, major donors and investors.

10. Excellent skills in building relationships with potential funders and stewarding existing funders.

11. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of constituencies and multiple interests to define and achieve organizational objectives.

12. Ability to work effectively with senior leadership.

13. Understanding of and experience in large, complex, hierarchical environments, preferably in a higher education setting.

14. Ability to work and learn in a dynamic, complex scientific environment.

15. Skill in the development and leadership of team approaches to accomplish goals.

16. Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required and to travel as needed to achieve stated goals.

17. Awareness of nanoscience and nanotechnology landscape, industry and commercialization pathways, understanding of shared technology resources and models to integrate corporate and foundation giving models as well as public/private partnerships into these areas are preferred.

18. Knowledge of intellectual property, licensing and equity participation in hybrid funding models is preferred.

19. Knowledge of the life cycle of higher education research and the milestones needed to achieve market commercialization is preferred.

20. Graduate degree is preferred.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.