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Director of Development (HYBRID)
Development - School of Law
Working Title : Director of Development (HYBRID)
Department : Development - School of Law
Reports To : Senior Director of Development
Supervises :
Salary : $125,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 4
Req Nbr : 1864

Position Summary
Make a positive and immediate impact as the Director of Development for the UCLA School of Law. Every day, you will be challenged and empowered as you work alongside world-class colleagues to drive support for important programs, accomplished faculty, and intellectually inquisitive students from all backgrounds. Bring your major gift fundraising expertise, strategic abilities and high ambitions and contribute to our international reputation at the forefront of research, teaching and service. When you join us as our Director of Development, you will be a valued member of our team, supported by leadership and will receive the tools and inspiration to grow and make significant achievements as part of our environment of excellence.

Primary Responsibilities
Serving as the Director of Development for UCLA Law, you will plan and implement a strong, proactive major gift program that reflects the academic priorities of the school and will develop and maintain a portfolio of major individual gift prospects. As the Director, you will work closely with the school’s faculty, leadership and your colleagues on the UCLA Law development team to gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise, determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel on fundraising strategies and initiatives. To develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to UCLA Law’s priorities you will utilize available data, organize and conduct meetings of volunteers and donors and create additional innovative vehicles and methods. In addition, as the Director, you will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices at UCLA Law, Development and throughout External Affairs.

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

Qualifications
1. Minimum of three years of fundraising experience and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

2. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising in a university setting with a strong understanding of the goals, functions and services of a research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. Proven skills in and/or ability to develop sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing and administering major gift solicitations or other solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

4. Strong documented record of gifts solicited and closed in the annual, special and/or major gifts range and/or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

5. Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

6. Demonstrated skill and/or ability to work with a dean and/or senior faculty or equivalent leadership of a similar level and type at a comparable organization.

7. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

8. Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple tasks and multi-phase projects simultaneously from inception to completion and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision.

9. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA’s fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the UCLA School of Law; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness.

10. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations, and reports.

11. Impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues as well as confidential information.

12. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

13. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications is required as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

14. Ability to travel and work some weekends and/or evenings as needed.

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
Make a positive and immediate impact as the Director of Development for the UCLA School of Law. Every day, you will be challenged and empowered as you work alongside world-class colleagues to drive support for important programs, accomplished faculty, and intellectually inquisitive students from all backgrounds. Bring your major gift fundraising expertise, strategic abilities and high ambitions and contribute to our international reputation at the forefront of research, teaching and service. When you join us as our Director of Development, you will be a valued member of our team, supported by leadership and will receive the tools and inspiration to grow and make significant achievements as part of our environment of excellence.

Primary Responsibilities
Serving as the Director of Development for UCLA Law, you will plan and implement a strong, proactive major gift program that reflects the academic priorities of the school and will develop and maintain a portfolio of major individual gift prospects. As the Director, you will work closely with the school’s faculty, leadership and your colleagues on the UCLA Law development team to gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise, determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel on fundraising strategies and initiatives. To develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to UCLA Law’s priorities you will utilize available data, organize and conduct meetings of volunteers and donors and create additional innovative vehicles and methods. In addition, as the Director, you will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices at UCLA Law, Development and throughout External Affairs.

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

Qualifications
1. Minimum of three years of fundraising experience and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

2. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising in a university setting with a strong understanding of the goals, functions and services of a research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. Proven skills in and/or ability to develop sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing and administering major gift solicitations or other solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

4. Strong documented record of gifts solicited and closed in the annual, special and/or major gifts range and/or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

5. Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

6. Demonstrated skill and/or ability to work with a dean and/or senior faculty or equivalent leadership of a similar level and type at a comparable organization.

7. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

8. Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple tasks and multi-phase projects simultaneously from inception to completion and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision.

9. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA’s fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the UCLA School of Law; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness.

10. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations, and reports.

11. Impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues as well as confidential information.

12. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

13. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications is required as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

14. Ability to travel and work some weekends and/or evenings as needed.

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.