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Associate Director of Development, Physical Sciences
Development - UCLA College
Working Title : Associate Director of Development, Physical Sciences
Department : Development - UCLA College
Reports To : Executive Director of Development, Physical Sciences
Supervises :
Salary : Up to $80,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 3
Req Nbr : 37276

Position Summary
As one of four academic divisions within UCLA College, the Division of Physical Sciences is the engine for real-world advances in the physical sciences that positively affect our lives, the world and universe around us. When you join us as our Associate Director of Development, your fundraising skills and strategic engagement abilities will make a significant impact in our ability to develop corporate and community partnerships that will enable the Division to maintain UCLA’s position as a world leader in the physical sciences. We are committed to creating positive relationships and experiences for our donors, faculty, staff and alumni.

Primary Responsibilities
As the Associate Director of Development, you will work in collaboration with our Executive Director and Director to create and execute a strategic plan for increasing constituent partnerships for the Division of Physical Sciences. The strategic plan will focus on building key relationships with external stakeholders, community-based organizations and existing corporate sponsors to increase financial support for the Division. As an organized strategic thinker and successful frontline fundraiser, you will serve as a dynamic community liaison on behalf of the Division of Physical Sciences in the Greater Los Angeles area. In this role, you will also be responsible for facilitating the creation, implementation and evaluation of mass solicitations for departments in the Physical Sciences Division which you will manage, monitor and track. You will coordinate solicitations to complement centralized Annual Giving solicitations and in conjunction with departmental reunions and class gifts; conduct phone calls to donors to acknowledge gifts; and analyze alumni and donor data. 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 with an emphasis on annual giving and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

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

3. Ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific individual 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 College and the Physical Sciences Division.

6. Ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and 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 accordingly 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. 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. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

13. Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.

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

15. Bachelor’s 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 one of four academic divisions within UCLA College, the Division of Physical Sciences is the engine for real-world advances in the physical sciences that positively affect our lives, the world and universe around us. When you join us as our Associate Director of Development, your fundraising skills and strategic engagement abilities will make a significant impact in our ability to develop corporate and community partnerships that will enable the Division to maintain UCLA’s position as a world leader in the physical sciences. We are committed to creating positive relationships and experiences for our donors, faculty, staff and alumni.

Primary Responsibilities
As the Associate Director of Development, you will work in collaboration with our Executive Director and Director to create and execute a strategic plan for increasing constituent partnerships for the Division of Physical Sciences. The strategic plan will focus on building key relationships with external stakeholders, community-based organizations and existing corporate sponsors to increase financial support for the Division. As an organized strategic thinker and successful frontline fundraiser, you will serve as a dynamic community liaison on behalf of the Division of Physical Sciences in the Greater Los Angeles area. In this role, you will also be responsible for facilitating the creation, implementation and evaluation of mass solicitations for departments in the Physical Sciences Division which you will manage, monitor and track. You will coordinate solicitations to complement centralized Annual Giving solicitations and in conjunction with departmental reunions and class gifts; conduct phone calls to donors to acknowledge gifts; and analyze alumni and donor data. 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 with an emphasis on annual giving and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

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

3. Ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific individual 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 College and the Physical Sciences Division.

6. Ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and 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 accordingly 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. 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. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

13. Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.

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

15. Bachelor’s 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.