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Director of Development, Broad Stem Cell Research Center
Development - Health Sciences Development
Working Title : Director of Development, Broad Stem Cell Research Center
Department : Development - Health Sciences Development
Reports To : Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences
Supervises : Professional and Support Staff
Salary : $100,000 - $120,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 4
Req Nbr : 33702

Position Summary
The UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (Broad Stem Cell Research (BSCRC)) is a multidisciplinary campus-wide research organization. The Center includes a membership of ~250 faculty representing more than 30+ academic disciplines from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Law, Engineering and the College of Letters and Science. The Center supports innovation, excellence, and the highest ethical standards focused on taking groundbreaking stem cell research discoveries from the laboratory to the patient for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Critical to accomplishing the mission is the ability to raise funds that keep vital research and initiatives in motion.

Primary Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences and the Center’s academic and administrative leadership, the Center’s Director of Development manages a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Center that reflects its academic and research priorities. The Director establishes and implements goals and objectives for the Center’s development program and develops and coordinates strategies for fundraising, stewardship, and cultivation of a major gifts program as well as driving communication strategies with the larger donor pool. The incumbent is responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress in achieving the goals. In addition, the Director personally cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift donors and manages a portfolio of major gift prospects with a focus on building diversity in the donor portfolio. The Director meets with Center faculty and gains a working knowledge of their research interests and expertise. The Director serves as a resource to the Center’s leadership and faculty and represents the Center to the broader community.

The successful candidate will embody a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and engage in projects with a self-starter attitude. As this position requires significant skill in building and stewarding relationships, the Director must possess a donor and volunteer service mentality. This individual must serve as an organized and inspiring team leader and mentor for the Center’s development team, providing the guidance and framework necessary for them to succeed in their position and grow professionally.

Qualifications
1. A minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible development experience with an emphasis on health sciences, grateful patient and major gift fundraising, and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development working with solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity.

2. Experience working in a highly matrixed organization, with a successful track record of building a culture of philanthropy and strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

3. Proven track record in development or comparable program planning and management with a strong understanding of major gift fundraising, preferably in an academic medical school setting.

4. Skill in developing sophisticated strategies for successful identification, cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations or solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity.

5. Strong documented record of gifts solicited and closed in the annual and/or major gifts range and/or solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity.

6. Entrepreneurial self-starter who works independently, while at the same time works well collectively and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.

7. Outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner and on deadline.

8. Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with donors, volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, staff.

9. Experience with diverse academic research topics including the ability to understand and translate clearly and succinctly scientific research and its relevance to potential donors.

10. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

11. Experience leading strategic planning and execution.

12. Supervisory skills to provide direction, guidance and training to professional and support staff.

13. Some travel and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required.

14. Prior experience in healthcare and/or higher education is preferred.

15. Advanced degree preferred.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check.

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.

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Position Summary
The UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (Broad Stem Cell Research (BSCRC)) is a multidisciplinary campus-wide research organization. The Center includes a membership of ~250 faculty representing more than 30+ academic disciplines from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Law, Engineering and the College of Letters and Science. The Center supports innovation, excellence, and the highest ethical standards focused on taking groundbreaking stem cell research discoveries from the laboratory to the patient for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Critical to accomplishing the mission is the ability to raise funds that keep vital research and initiatives in motion.

Primary Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences and the Center’s academic and administrative leadership, the Center’s Director of Development manages a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Center that reflects its academic and research priorities. The Director establishes and implements goals and objectives for the Center’s development program and develops and coordinates strategies for fundraising, stewardship, and cultivation of a major gifts program as well as driving communication strategies with the larger donor pool. The incumbent is responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress in achieving the goals. In addition, the Director personally cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift donors and manages a portfolio of major gift prospects with a focus on building diversity in the donor portfolio. The Director meets with Center faculty and gains a working knowledge of their research interests and expertise. The Director serves as a resource to the Center’s leadership and faculty and represents the Center to the broader community.

The successful candidate will embody a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and engage in projects with a self-starter attitude. As this position requires significant skill in building and stewarding relationships, the Director must possess a donor and volunteer service mentality. This individual must serve as an organized and inspiring team leader and mentor for the Center’s development team, providing the guidance and framework necessary for them to succeed in their position and grow professionally.

Qualifications
1. A minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible development experience with an emphasis on health sciences, grateful patient and major gift fundraising, and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development working with solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity.

2. Experience working in a highly matrixed organization, with a successful track record of building a culture of philanthropy and strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

3. Proven track record in development or comparable program planning and management with a strong understanding of major gift fundraising, preferably in an academic medical school setting.

4. Skill in developing sophisticated strategies for successful identification, cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations or solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity.

5. Strong documented record of gifts solicited and closed in the annual and/or major gifts range and/or solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity.

6. Entrepreneurial self-starter who works independently, while at the same time works well collectively and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.

7. Outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner and on deadline.

8. Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with donors, volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, staff.

9. Experience with diverse academic research topics including the ability to understand and translate clearly and succinctly scientific research and its relevance to potential donors.

10. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

11. Experience leading strategic planning and execution.

12. Supervisory skills to provide direction, guidance and training to professional and support staff.

13. Some travel and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required.

14. Prior experience in healthcare and/or higher education is preferred.

15. Advanced degree preferred.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check.

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.