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Associate Director of Development, Neuroscience
Development - Health Sciences Development
Working Title : Associate Director of Development, Neuroscience
Department : Development - Health Sciences Development
Reports To : Director of Development, Neuroscience
Supervises : N/A
Salary : Up to $80,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 3
Req Nbr : 36852

Position Summary
UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced health care systems in the world. We are at the cutting edge of biomedical research and our doctors and scientists are pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines. As one of six major research themes within UCLA Health Sciences, the mission of UCLA Neuroscience is to develop and foster visible concentrations of excellence in basic and interdisciplinary neuroscience at UCLA. As Associate Director of Development for Neuroscience, you will have the resources and hands-on experience to grow your career in an environment designed for scientific miracles. Join us in our commitment to patient care, research and education and help us raise the funds that keep vital research, programs and initiatives in motion.

Primary Responsibilities
In collaboration with Health Sciences Development leadership, you will implement and manage a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Department of Neurosurgery and the Division of Geriatrics. As the Associate Director, you will establish goals and objectives for these program areas and coordinate strategies for fundraising, stewardship, cultivation and communications. You will be responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress to goals. You will personally cultivate, solicit and steward donors across a broad range of giving levels and manage a portfolio of prospects primarily at the leadership annual giving level of $25,000- $75,000. As the Associate Director, you will manage event sponsorships associated with the Visionary Ball and other comparable opportunities as well board cultivations with a target of raising total annual dollars in the $225K - $400K range. In addition, you will help manage the Neurosurgery and Division of Geriatrics Boards of Advisors. We invite you to be part of our dynamic, collaborative and innovative team that offers long-term opportunities for professional development as part of a robust External Affairs enterprise serving UCLA.

**Please note, this is a hybrid position.**

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two to three years of demonstrated experience working in a fundraising environment, preferably in an academic medical setting and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

2. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising and major giving in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. Ability to conceptualize and implement broad-ranging and specific identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

4. Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising events, initiatives and programs.

5. Excellent oral communication skills to collect and convey information with accuracy, diplomacy and tact; ability to persuasively express the mission of the university and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to UCLA Health Sciences Development and specifically to the Department of Neurosurgery.

6. Ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate volunteers who support development goals and programs.

7. Well-developed interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and build and sustain lasting relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

8. Detail-oriented with ability to take initiative, work independently and accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

9. Knowledge of data management sufficient to retrieve data and isolate specific market segments.

10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor files and other information; impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues.

11. Strong information technology, digital and social media skills; demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications in a prompt and efficient manner.

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

13. Experience with Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred.

14. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events is preferred.

15. Bachelor’s degree is 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
UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced health care systems in the world. We are at the cutting edge of biomedical research and our doctors and scientists are pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines. As one of six major research themes within UCLA Health Sciences, the mission of UCLA Neuroscience is to develop and foster visible concentrations of excellence in basic and interdisciplinary neuroscience at UCLA. As Associate Director of Development for Neuroscience, you will have the resources and hands-on experience to grow your career in an environment designed for scientific miracles. Join us in our commitment to patient care, research and education and help us raise the funds that keep vital research, programs and initiatives in motion.

Primary Responsibilities
In collaboration with Health Sciences Development leadership, you will implement and manage a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Department of Neurosurgery and the Division of Geriatrics. As the Associate Director, you will establish goals and objectives for these program areas and coordinate strategies for fundraising, stewardship, cultivation and communications. You will be responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress to goals. You will personally cultivate, solicit and steward donors across a broad range of giving levels and manage a portfolio of prospects primarily at the leadership annual giving level of $25,000- $75,000. As the Associate Director, you will manage event sponsorships associated with the Visionary Ball and other comparable opportunities as well board cultivations with a target of raising total annual dollars in the $225K - $400K range. In addition, you will help manage the Neurosurgery and Division of Geriatrics Boards of Advisors. We invite you to be part of our dynamic, collaborative and innovative team that offers long-term opportunities for professional development as part of a robust External Affairs enterprise serving UCLA.

**Please note, this is a hybrid position.**

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two to three years of demonstrated experience working in a fundraising environment, preferably in an academic medical setting and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

2. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising and major giving in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. Ability to conceptualize and implement broad-ranging and specific identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

4. Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising events, initiatives and programs.

5. Excellent oral communication skills to collect and convey information with accuracy, diplomacy and tact; ability to persuasively express the mission of the university and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to UCLA Health Sciences Development and specifically to the Department of Neurosurgery.

6. Ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate volunteers who support development goals and programs.

7. Well-developed interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and build and sustain lasting relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

8. Detail-oriented with ability to take initiative, work independently and accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

9. Knowledge of data management sufficient to retrieve data and isolate specific market segments.

10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor files and other information; impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues.

11. Strong information technology, digital and social media skills; demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications in a prompt and efficient manner.

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

13. Experience with Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred.

14. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events is preferred.

15. Bachelor’s degree is 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.