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Assistant Dean of Development, Undergraduate Education (HYBRID)
Development - UCLA College
Working Title : Assistant Dean of Development, Undergraduate Education (HYBRID)
Department : Development - UCLA College
Reports To : Assistant Vice Chancellor, College Development and Individual Giving
Supervises : Professional and Support Staff
Salary : $160,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraising Manager 1
Req Nbr : 1862

Position Summary
As the Assistant Dean, Development for Undergraduate Education, you will serve as a guiding force in providing the leadership, guidance and inspiration to our fundraising staff. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Development for Humanities, Undergraduate Education and Regional Giving in UCLA College, and in consultation with the Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, you will establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of the division. As a centerpiece of a great university, UCLA College’s Division of Undergraduate Education serves as the campus-wide advocate for undergraduate education, providing leadership to achieve the highest quality of teaching and learning. It also promotes academic success for UCLA’s diverse undergraduate population, ensuring options for all students to engage in a challenging array of educational opportunities, from foundational general education courses to advanced research and honors projects. We encourage you to bring your strong experience in fundraising, commitment to excellence, and drive for success to this role.

Primary Responsibilities
Working collaboratively with the Deputy Director, Dean and other members of the division’s development team, you will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel. You will design and implement a strategic development plan that represents the Dean’s priorities and will prepare for and participate in major gift solicitations. As the Assistant Dean, you will identify a core group of prospective donors for major gifts and maintain active awareness of individuals in the prospect pool at various stages of identification, cultivation and solicitation. You will use available data to develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to academic priorities; will organize and conduct meetings of volunteers and donors designed to identify new prospective donors for private support; and will create additional vehicles and methods for identifying prospects as necessary. As the Assistant Dean, you will also work closely with the directors and unit leads for the division’s many programs and centers to gain knowledge of the program’s mission, impact and fundraising goals. In doing so, you will serve as a staff resource to the Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and represent the Division of Undergraduate Education in the College and to the broader community. You will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices in UCLA College and throughout External Affairs and UCLA. In addition, as the Assistant Dean, you will oversee all aspects of program management for Undergraduate Education events and activities and will also provide leadership and supervision to a team of professional and support staff. You will be a valued member of our team, in an environment supported by a strong management team and driven colleagues where you will be provided with the tools to succeed as part of the many professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

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

Qualifications
1. Seven or more years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer or similar experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or related environment.

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

3. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a comprehensive development or similar program of comparable size and complexity including the ability to envision and articulate future direction.

4. Demonstrated experience in soliciting high-level major gifts and/or prior experience with solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

5. Appropriate management and administrative skills needed to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers.

6. Excellent communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the UCLA College and Division of Undergraduate Education.

7. Effective verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies; conduct participatory meetings; gain acceptance of decisions; and advise and collaborate with others.

8. Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, staff, donors and volunteers.

9. Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through.

10. Strong supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of professional fundraisers.

11. Steadfast commitment to work of impeccable integrity with strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special fundraising and/or other program related projects.

12. Some travel and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

13. 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
As the Assistant Dean, Development for Undergraduate Education, you will serve as a guiding force in providing the leadership, guidance and inspiration to our fundraising staff. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Development for Humanities, Undergraduate Education and Regional Giving in UCLA College, and in consultation with the Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, you will establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of the division. As a centerpiece of a great university, UCLA College’s Division of Undergraduate Education serves as the campus-wide advocate for undergraduate education, providing leadership to achieve the highest quality of teaching and learning. It also promotes academic success for UCLA’s diverse undergraduate population, ensuring options for all students to engage in a challenging array of educational opportunities, from foundational general education courses to advanced research and honors projects. We encourage you to bring your strong experience in fundraising, commitment to excellence, and drive for success to this role.

Primary Responsibilities
Working collaboratively with the Deputy Director, Dean and other members of the division’s development team, you will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel. You will design and implement a strategic development plan that represents the Dean’s priorities and will prepare for and participate in major gift solicitations. As the Assistant Dean, you will identify a core group of prospective donors for major gifts and maintain active awareness of individuals in the prospect pool at various stages of identification, cultivation and solicitation. You will use available data to develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to academic priorities; will organize and conduct meetings of volunteers and donors designed to identify new prospective donors for private support; and will create additional vehicles and methods for identifying prospects as necessary. As the Assistant Dean, you will also work closely with the directors and unit leads for the division’s many programs and centers to gain knowledge of the program’s mission, impact and fundraising goals. In doing so, you will serve as a staff resource to the Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and represent the Division of Undergraduate Education in the College and to the broader community. You will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices in UCLA College and throughout External Affairs and UCLA. In addition, as the Assistant Dean, you will oversee all aspects of program management for Undergraduate Education events and activities and will also provide leadership and supervision to a team of professional and support staff. You will be a valued member of our team, in an environment supported by a strong management team and driven colleagues where you will be provided with the tools to succeed as part of the many professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

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

Qualifications
1. Seven or more years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer or similar experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or related environment.

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

3. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a comprehensive development or similar program of comparable size and complexity including the ability to envision and articulate future direction.

4. Demonstrated experience in soliciting high-level major gifts and/or prior experience with solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

5. Appropriate management and administrative skills needed to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers.

6. Excellent communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the UCLA College and Division of Undergraduate Education.

7. Effective verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies; conduct participatory meetings; gain acceptance of decisions; and advise and collaborate with others.

8. Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, staff, donors and volunteers.

9. Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through.

10. Strong supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of professional fundraisers.

11. Steadfast commitment to work of impeccable integrity with strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special fundraising and/or other program related projects.

12. Some travel and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

13. 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.