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Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Affairs
Development - Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives
Working Title : Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Affairs
Department : Development - Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives
Reports To : Director of Development, SSI / Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni Affairs
Supervises :
Salary : Up to $80,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 3
Req Nbr : 37688

Position Summary
When you join UCLA, you become part of a team that takes tremendous pride in our ranking by Forbes as the Nation’s number one best value university and in our commitment to making a UCLA education attainable and affordable for our students. Scholarships are a key priority for UCLA and Alumni Affairs, and rely on the ability to raise funds from alumni that will have an impact in shaping our future leaders and scholars. As the Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Affairs within our Office of Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives (SSI), you will be integral raising funds that make student scholarships possible. We encourage you to bring your enthusiasm for the success of our SSI efforts to this role. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your career in a collaborative and supportive environment offering long-term opportunities for professional development as part of a robust External Affairs enterprise serving UCLA.

Primary Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Director of Development for SSI, with an indirect reporting line to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs, you will serve as a vital link between Development and Alumni Affairs, establishing long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the priorities of the Alumni Affairs scholarships, networks, and volunteers. As the Assistant Director, you will increase and expand donor acquisition, upgrade and renewal through a variety of programmatic management, planning and fundraising activities; build diversity within the Alumni Affairs donor portfolio; assist with unit operating plans as well as work with Development and Alumni Affairs staff to create compelling outreach and engagement materials. As a member of our fundraising team, you will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual scholarship gifts from Alumni Networks with high capacity, propensity and engagement; work to increase the diversity and number of donors as well as facilitate their movement from annual giving to major and planned giving. Your role will focus on increasing alumni giving and aligning Student Support Initiatives fundraising with alumni engagement efforts. In addition, you will serve as a resource across campus for Alumni Affairs scholarships, as well as other development staff to build and enhance the pipeline of annual gifts and pool of major gift prospects.

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

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two to three years of demonstrated experience in an alumni relations, fundraising and/or related field such as sales, marketing or business development role.

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

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

4. Excellent written communication skills necessary to write and edit letters, memos, reports, discussion documents, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising initiatives, programs and events.

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 Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives especially as they relate to Alumni Affairs.

6. Ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate alumni 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 workflow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

9. Ability to run, analyze and summarize computer-generated reports; analyze data effectively to isolate specific market segments; recognize areas of weakness and recommend strategies that achieve stated objectives.

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 in using Microsoft Office suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications, willingness to learn new programs and applications as needed.

12. Experience conceptualizing, planning and executing special events.

13. Ability to travel and work evenings and/or weekends 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 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
When you join UCLA, you become part of a team that takes tremendous pride in our ranking by Forbes as the Nation’s number one best value university and in our commitment to making a UCLA education attainable and affordable for our students. Scholarships are a key priority for UCLA and Alumni Affairs, and rely on the ability to raise funds from alumni that will have an impact in shaping our future leaders and scholars. As the Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Affairs within our Office of Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives (SSI), you will be integral raising funds that make student scholarships possible. We encourage you to bring your enthusiasm for the success of our SSI efforts to this role. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your career in a collaborative and supportive environment offering long-term opportunities for professional development as part of a robust External Affairs enterprise serving UCLA.

Primary Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Director of Development for SSI, with an indirect reporting line to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs, you will serve as a vital link between Development and Alumni Affairs, establishing long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the priorities of the Alumni Affairs scholarships, networks, and volunteers. As the Assistant Director, you will increase and expand donor acquisition, upgrade and renewal through a variety of programmatic management, planning and fundraising activities; build diversity within the Alumni Affairs donor portfolio; assist with unit operating plans as well as work with Development and Alumni Affairs staff to create compelling outreach and engagement materials. As a member of our fundraising team, you will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual scholarship gifts from Alumni Networks with high capacity, propensity and engagement; work to increase the diversity and number of donors as well as facilitate their movement from annual giving to major and planned giving. Your role will focus on increasing alumni giving and aligning Student Support Initiatives fundraising with alumni engagement efforts. In addition, you will serve as a resource across campus for Alumni Affairs scholarships, as well as other development staff to build and enhance the pipeline of annual gifts and pool of major gift prospects.

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

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two to three years of demonstrated experience in an alumni relations, fundraising and/or related field such as sales, marketing or business development role.

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

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

4. Excellent written communication skills necessary to write and edit letters, memos, reports, discussion documents, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising initiatives, programs and events.

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 Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives especially as they relate to Alumni Affairs.

6. Ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate alumni 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 workflow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

9. Ability to run, analyze and summarize computer-generated reports; analyze data effectively to isolate specific market segments; recognize areas of weakness and recommend strategies that achieve stated objectives.

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 in using Microsoft Office suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications, willingness to learn new programs and applications as needed.

12. Experience conceptualizing, planning and executing special events.

13. Ability to travel and work evenings and/or weekends 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 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.