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Assistant Director of Development
Development - Luskin School of Public Affairs
Working Title : Assistant Director of Development
Department : Development - Luskin School of Public Affairs
Reports To : Senior Director of Development
Supervises :
Salary : Up to $80,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 3
Req Nbr : 37803

Position Summary
If you are looking to expand your career in fundraising in an environment that ensures its graduates effect change as leaders in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors, we encourage you to join us as the Assistant Director of Development for the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs incorporates the best practices in scholarship, research, and teaching in the fields of social work, urban and regional planning, and policymaking. The unique intersection of these disciplines within one school allows for academic cross-collaboration that values diverse perspectives at the macro- and micro- organizational levels.

Primary Responsibilities
As our Assistant Director of Development, you will work under the direction of our Senior Director of Development on the qualification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of a portfolio of leadership (mid-level) donors, defined as individuals giving between $1,000 and $50,000 annually. In close partnership with the Senior Director, you will help design and execute multichannel communications, stewardship, and solicitation strategies to increase retention, and build a leadership annual giving society. In this role, you will facilitate the creation, implementation, and evaluation of mass solicitations for departments within the School; gather and analyze data on alumni, donors, and prospects to identify target audiences and major gifts prospects; work with staff to develop messaging for solicitations in conjunction with fundraising initiatives, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer campaigns and other alumni/donor/parent outreach. In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Stewardship, you will also strategically analyze and interpret data for stewardship and donor communications. As a member of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs development team, you will receive the resources to grow and excel in a collaborative, driven and supportive environment 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 in a fundraising environment, preferably with an emphasis on annual giving or alumni engagement 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 in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. Understanding of mass solicitation and giving strategies and techniques with the ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific 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
If you are looking to expand your career in fundraising in an environment that ensures its graduates effect change as leaders in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors, we encourage you to join us as the Assistant Director of Development for the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs incorporates the best practices in scholarship, research, and teaching in the fields of social work, urban and regional planning, and policymaking. The unique intersection of these disciplines within one school allows for academic cross-collaboration that values diverse perspectives at the macro- and micro- organizational levels.

Primary Responsibilities
As our Assistant Director of Development, you will work under the direction of our Senior Director of Development on the qualification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of a portfolio of leadership (mid-level) donors, defined as individuals giving between $1,000 and $50,000 annually. In close partnership with the Senior Director, you will help design and execute multichannel communications, stewardship, and solicitation strategies to increase retention, and build a leadership annual giving society. In this role, you will facilitate the creation, implementation, and evaluation of mass solicitations for departments within the School; gather and analyze data on alumni, donors, and prospects to identify target audiences and major gifts prospects; work with staff to develop messaging for solicitations in conjunction with fundraising initiatives, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer campaigns and other alumni/donor/parent outreach. In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Stewardship, you will also strategically analyze and interpret data for stewardship and donor communications. As a member of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs development team, you will receive the resources to grow and excel in a collaborative, driven and supportive environment 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 in a fundraising environment, preferably with an emphasis on annual giving or alumni engagement 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 in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. Understanding of mass solicitation and giving strategies and techniques with the ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific 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.