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Associate Director of Development (HYBRID)
Development - Samueli School of Engineering
Working Title : Associate Director of Development (HYBRID)
Department : Development - Samueli School of Engineering
Reports To : Senior Director of Development
Supervises :
Salary : $90,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 3
Req Nbr : 1625

Position Summary
As an Associate Director of Development and a valued member of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Major Gifts team, you be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of lower level major gift prospects in support of the School's mission and strategic plan. You will be part of a school recognized around the world as a leader in engineering, education, research and service that has developed generations of rigorously trained engineers and knows the power engineering has to change lives. We encourage you to bring your organizational skills, ability to think strategically, and zest for philanthropic engagement to this excellent opportunity where you will receive the resources to expand your fundraising skills.

Primary Responsibilities
Working in consultation with the Senior Director and/or Assistant Dean of External Affairs, you will strategically plan, prepare for and participate in lower level major gift solicitations as appropriate, including occasional travel to regions with large populations of UCLA Samueli School of Engineering alumni. You will serve as a liaison between External Affairs and one or more student-facing or academic departments within the School, meeting with faculty in priority areas to gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise, and will represent the School to the broader community. As Associate Director you will find success through identifying, growing and managing a portfolio of lower level major gift prospects; organizing and conducting meetings with prospective donors; generating compelling written and oral communications to constituencies; and collaborating with internal stakeholders to advance the School’s philanthropic priorities. As a valued member of our dynamic, innovative team, you will given the guidance, inspiration and resources to excel as part of the many professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

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

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two years of demonstrated annual giving or fundraising experience 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 the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.

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. Ability to work 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. 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 an Associate Director of Development and a valued member of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Major Gifts team, you be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of lower level major gift prospects in support of the School's mission and strategic plan. You will be part of a school recognized around the world as a leader in engineering, education, research and service that has developed generations of rigorously trained engineers and knows the power engineering has to change lives. We encourage you to bring your organizational skills, ability to think strategically, and zest for philanthropic engagement to this excellent opportunity where you will receive the resources to expand your fundraising skills.

Primary Responsibilities
Working in consultation with the Senior Director and/or Assistant Dean of External Affairs, you will strategically plan, prepare for and participate in lower level major gift solicitations as appropriate, including occasional travel to regions with large populations of UCLA Samueli School of Engineering alumni. You will serve as a liaison between External Affairs and one or more student-facing or academic departments within the School, meeting with faculty in priority areas to gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise, and will represent the School to the broader community. As Associate Director you will find success through identifying, growing and managing a portfolio of lower level major gift prospects; organizing and conducting meetings with prospective donors; generating compelling written and oral communications to constituencies; and collaborating with internal stakeholders to advance the School’s philanthropic priorities. As a valued member of our dynamic, innovative team, you will given the guidance, inspiration and resources to excel as part of the many professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

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

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two years of demonstrated annual giving or fundraising experience 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 the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.

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. Ability to work 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. 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.