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Executive Director of Development, International Institute (HYBRID)
Development - Individual Giving
Working Title : Executive Director of Development, International Institute (HYBRID)
Department : Development - Individual Giving
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 : 1885

Position Summary
As the Executive Director of Development for the International Institute, you will be responsible for building and sustaining a development program designed to increase philanthropic support of the Institute’s highest priority needs as determined by our leadership team. You will have the opportunity to work with UCLA alumni, volunteers, donors, parents, students, faculty and friends who are committed to the vital role of the Institute and your work will help create leaders, scholars and programs with significant impact upon our world. As Executive Director, you will support and effectively promote the vital role the Institute plays in the academic life of the campus and broader community. This is an opportunity to leverage important philanthropy to enable and empower innovative education, pioneering research, dynamic public service, and community engagement. You will bring exceptional strategic thinking, leadership abilities and passion for advancing the priorities of the Institute to make a significant impact in achieving our philanthropic goals and objectives. As a member of the Institute and UCLA External Affairs, you will join a dynamic, collaborative and innovative team that offers long-term opportunities for professional development and growth.

Primary Responsibilities
The International Institute at UCLA is the university’s bridge to the world, with close to 30 interdisciplinary research centers and graduate and undergraduate degree programs focusing on major world regions and global themes. As the principal officer for the Institute’s advancement efforts, you will plan and implement a comprehensive development program in partnership with the Vice Provost and leadership team of the International Institute and in accordance with established academic priorities. In consultation with the Vice Provost, other Institute leaders, College Development, campus administrators, academic leaders and senior development professionals, as our Executive Director, you will provide leadership to development projects targeted to benefit the International Institute and other academic units. You will serve as a staff resource and provide counsel on strategic directions and interactions related to international prospects and donors; will develop strategies to identify and cultivate individual, corporate and foundation prospects and will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel to Vice Provost. In this role, you will also identify and recruit high-level volunteers to provide insight and guidance with regard to development issues in the international arena as well as formulate specific solicitation and other programmatic elements as necessary. As the Executive Director, you will manage and provide leadership, oversight and strategic direction to professional development staff that develop and implement comprehensive development efforts for the centers and programs within the Institute. Acting as a vital representative for the University, you will articulate the mission of the University and development goals to the public and will facilitate the opportunity to foster special relationships with members of the international community.

** 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 the principles and practices of major gift fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. International experience, knowledge of diverse cultures, and intercultural communication skills, especially in relation to Los Angeles and California.

4. 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.

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

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

7. 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 International Institute.

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. 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 program related projects.

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

14. 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 Executive Director of Development for the International Institute, you will be responsible for building and sustaining a development program designed to increase philanthropic support of the Institute’s highest priority needs as determined by our leadership team. You will have the opportunity to work with UCLA alumni, volunteers, donors, parents, students, faculty and friends who are committed to the vital role of the Institute and your work will help create leaders, scholars and programs with significant impact upon our world. As Executive Director, you will support and effectively promote the vital role the Institute plays in the academic life of the campus and broader community. This is an opportunity to leverage important philanthropy to enable and empower innovative education, pioneering research, dynamic public service, and community engagement. You will bring exceptional strategic thinking, leadership abilities and passion for advancing the priorities of the Institute to make a significant impact in achieving our philanthropic goals and objectives. As a member of the Institute and UCLA External Affairs, you will join a dynamic, collaborative and innovative team that offers long-term opportunities for professional development and growth.

Primary Responsibilities
The International Institute at UCLA is the university’s bridge to the world, with close to 30 interdisciplinary research centers and graduate and undergraduate degree programs focusing on major world regions and global themes. As the principal officer for the Institute’s advancement efforts, you will plan and implement a comprehensive development program in partnership with the Vice Provost and leadership team of the International Institute and in accordance with established academic priorities. In consultation with the Vice Provost, other Institute leaders, College Development, campus administrators, academic leaders and senior development professionals, as our Executive Director, you will provide leadership to development projects targeted to benefit the International Institute and other academic units. You will serve as a staff resource and provide counsel on strategic directions and interactions related to international prospects and donors; will develop strategies to identify and cultivate individual, corporate and foundation prospects and will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel to Vice Provost. In this role, you will also identify and recruit high-level volunteers to provide insight and guidance with regard to development issues in the international arena as well as formulate specific solicitation and other programmatic elements as necessary. As the Executive Director, you will manage and provide leadership, oversight and strategic direction to professional development staff that develop and implement comprehensive development efforts for the centers and programs within the Institute. Acting as a vital representative for the University, you will articulate the mission of the University and development goals to the public and will facilitate the opportunity to foster special relationships with members of the international community.

** 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 the principles and practices of major gift fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. International experience, knowledge of diverse cultures, and intercultural communication skills, especially in relation to Los Angeles and California.

4. 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.

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

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

7. 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 International Institute.

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. 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 program related projects.

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

14. 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.