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Executive Director of Development, UCLA School of Arts and Architecture/UCLA Arts
Development - School of the Arts and Architecture/UCLA Arts
Working Title : Executive Director of Development, UCLA School of Arts and Architecture/UCLA Arts
Department : Development - School of the Arts and Architecture/UCLA Arts
Reports To : Assistant Vice Chancellor, Professional Schools Development
Supervises : Professional and Support Staff
Salary : Commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience
Payroll Classification: Fundraising Manager 1
Req Nbr : 36950

Position Summary
As the Executive Director of Development for UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture/UCLA Arts, you will be responsible for building and sustaining a development program designed to increase philanthropic support of the highest priority needs of the School as determined by the dean and academic leadership. You will have the opportunity to work with UCLA alumni, volunteers, donors, parents, students, faculty and friends who are committed to the vital role of the arts and architecture and your work will help create leaders, scholars and programs with significant impact upon our world. As Executive Director, you will support and effectively promote the vital role the School of the Arts and Architecture plays in the academic and artistic life of the campus and broader community. This is an opportunity to leverage important philanthropy to enable and empower innovative education, pioneering research, dynamic public service, and community engagement fueled by our unwavering principle in the fundamental value of creativity and the artist’s unique ability to change the world and shape the future. You will bring exceptional strategic thinking, leadership abilities and passion for advancing the priorities of the School to make a significant impact in achieving our philanthropic goals and objectives. As a member of the School and UCLA External Affairs, you will join a dynamic, collaborative and innovative team that offers long-term opportunities for professional development and growth.

Primary Responsibilities
Reporting jointly to the Dean of the School and the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Professional Schools Development, you will oversee the entire range of development, partner with the School’s Executive Director for Strategic Communications on internal/external communications for the School’s academic and public arts programs, including all departments within the School; the Fowler Museum, the Hammer Museum, and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance; as well as the School’s interdisciplinary research centers and labs. You will design and implement a comprehensive and integrated development and external affairs program, addressing the specific needs and academic priorities of the School and its constituent units, meeting regularly with department chairs, school leaders, and development officers of the public arts presenters to facilitate collaboration, ensure coordination and encourage increased philanthropic support. As the senior development professional, you will meet regularly with development officers across the School of the Arts and Architecture to provide leadership and to understand and support units’ respective needs and priorities. You will work closely with leadership of the School and UCLA Development to continually update and refine strategic priorities, producing short-term and long-range analyses of the School’s external affairs needs and strategies.

As the Executive Director, you will plan, manage and direct efforts of the School to attract private support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. You will take full advantage of the resources available throughout UCLA External Affairs to integrate programs for major/planned gifts, special gifts, annual gifts, alumni relations activities and communications into a cohesive plan to achieve stated objectives, oversee donor cultivation and stewardship, and staff and manage the Board of Visitors and other donor groups that support the School and its programs. Where appropriate, you will represent the Dean, the School, and UCLA to donors and to the wider community across a range of campus and public settings. As part of a master development plan designed to advance the priorities of the School, you will identify and cultivate prospects, make personal contacts, develop solicitation strategies, coordinate involvement of University administrators, faculty, alumni and volunteers and the public. In addition, you will lead, guide and oversee staff at the management, professional and support levels.

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

Qualifications
1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of development in a major research university with a minimum of seven to ten years of progressive responsibility and experience in the profession or similar professional experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or other related environment.

2. Excellent donor, alumni relations or similar constituent based-relationship skills with superior working knowledge of the principles and practices of university development and alumni relations.

3. Progressively responsible experience in the design, implementation and management of complex development or comparable programs to include developing sophisticated strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

4. Strong communication skills to express, both verbally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fund-raising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to The School of the Arts & Architecture/UCLA Arts.

5. Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with the Dean, faculty, and administration; central development; major donor prospects; and volunteers.

6. Effective and compelling verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies, and to conduct participatory meetings, gain acceptance of decisions, and to advise and collaborate with others.

7. Management and administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate management, professional and support staff and volunteers.

8. Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special development or alumni relations projects.

9. Superior skill in writing effective correspondences, funding proposals for major gifts and creative solicitation materials.

10. Steadfast commitment to work of impeccable integrity.

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

12. 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
As the Executive Director of Development for UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture/UCLA Arts, you will be responsible for building and sustaining a development program designed to increase philanthropic support of the highest priority needs of the School as determined by the dean and academic leadership. You will have the opportunity to work with UCLA alumni, volunteers, donors, parents, students, faculty and friends who are committed to the vital role of the arts and architecture and your work will help create leaders, scholars and programs with significant impact upon our world. As Executive Director, you will support and effectively promote the vital role the School of the Arts and Architecture plays in the academic and artistic life of the campus and broader community. This is an opportunity to leverage important philanthropy to enable and empower innovative education, pioneering research, dynamic public service, and community engagement fueled by our unwavering principle in the fundamental value of creativity and the artist’s unique ability to change the world and shape the future. You will bring exceptional strategic thinking, leadership abilities and passion for advancing the priorities of the School to make a significant impact in achieving our philanthropic goals and objectives. As a member of the School and UCLA External Affairs, you will join a dynamic, collaborative and innovative team that offers long-term opportunities for professional development and growth.

Primary Responsibilities
Reporting jointly to the Dean of the School and the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Professional Schools Development, you will oversee the entire range of development, partner with the School’s Executive Director for Strategic Communications on internal/external communications for the School’s academic and public arts programs, including all departments within the School; the Fowler Museum, the Hammer Museum, and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance; as well as the School’s interdisciplinary research centers and labs. You will design and implement a comprehensive and integrated development and external affairs program, addressing the specific needs and academic priorities of the School and its constituent units, meeting regularly with department chairs, school leaders, and development officers of the public arts presenters to facilitate collaboration, ensure coordination and encourage increased philanthropic support. As the senior development professional, you will meet regularly with development officers across the School of the Arts and Architecture to provide leadership and to understand and support units’ respective needs and priorities. You will work closely with leadership of the School and UCLA Development to continually update and refine strategic priorities, producing short-term and long-range analyses of the School’s external affairs needs and strategies.

As the Executive Director, you will plan, manage and direct efforts of the School to attract private support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. You will take full advantage of the resources available throughout UCLA External Affairs to integrate programs for major/planned gifts, special gifts, annual gifts, alumni relations activities and communications into a cohesive plan to achieve stated objectives, oversee donor cultivation and stewardship, and staff and manage the Board of Visitors and other donor groups that support the School and its programs. Where appropriate, you will represent the Dean, the School, and UCLA to donors and to the wider community across a range of campus and public settings. As part of a master development plan designed to advance the priorities of the School, you will identify and cultivate prospects, make personal contacts, develop solicitation strategies, coordinate involvement of University administrators, faculty, alumni and volunteers and the public. In addition, you will lead, guide and oversee staff at the management, professional and support levels.

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

Qualifications
1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of development in a major research university with a minimum of seven to ten years of progressive responsibility and experience in the profession or similar professional experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or other related environment.

2. Excellent donor, alumni relations or similar constituent based-relationship skills with superior working knowledge of the principles and practices of university development and alumni relations.

3. Progressively responsible experience in the design, implementation and management of complex development or comparable programs to include developing sophisticated strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

4. Strong communication skills to express, both verbally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fund-raising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to The School of the Arts & Architecture/UCLA Arts.

5. Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with the Dean, faculty, and administration; central development; major donor prospects; and volunteers.

6. Effective and compelling verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies, and to conduct participatory meetings, gain acceptance of decisions, and to advise and collaborate with others.

7. Management and administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate management, professional and support staff and volunteers.

8. Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special development or alumni relations projects.

9. Superior skill in writing effective correspondences, funding proposals for major gifts and creative solicitation materials.

10. Steadfast commitment to work of impeccable integrity.

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

12. 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.