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Executive Director of Development (HYBRID)
Development - Herb Alpert School of Music
Working Title : Executive Director of Development (HYBRID)
Department : Development - Herb Alpert School of Music
Reports To : Assistant Vice Chancellor, Professional Schools Development
Supervises : Professional and Support Staff
Salary : $170,000 - $190,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraising Manager 1
Req Nbr : 1624

Position Summary
As the Executive Director of Development for The Herb Alpert School of Music, you will bring your strong leadership skills; experience and relationships with the arts and cultural communities; and drive for philanthropic excellence to our team. Music transcends time, cultures and generations and shapes our aesthetic and cultural being. The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music prepares students for music careers in the 21st century by encouraging them to explore the rich intersections of theory and creativity. Leveraging UCLA’s location in Los Angeles — the diverse, entertainment capital of the nation — the school attracts internationally recognized guest artists and researchers who enrich the learning environment. The school is home to both exceptionally accomplished faculty and intellectually and artistically inquisitive students, and is supported by extraordinary alumni who are internationally acclaimed artists, scholars and influencers in the diverse world of music. As our Executive Director of Development, you will be given the guidance, inspiration and resources to make a significant impact in the work we do to strengthen the generosity of donors and enables our success for generations to come.

Primary Responsibilities
Reporting jointly to the Inaugural Dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music and the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Professional Schools Development, You will establish long-range goals and objectives for the development programs and activities, aligning them with the funding priorities of the school. Additionally, you will design and execute a comprehensive and integrated fundraising program to address these specific needs and priorities. In conjunction with the Inaugural Dean and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Professional Schools Development, as our Executive Director, you will maintain progress in meeting proposed annual fundraising goals, objectives, plans and strategies. You will plan, manage and direct efforts of the school to attract private support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations and will lead activities in the areas of special events, alumni relations, volunteer and board management. As our Executive Director, you will oversee activities for the school’s alumni relations efforts; lead the development and implementation of strategic events, programs and initiatives designed to achieve the school’s goals; and will represent the Dean, the school, and UCLA to donors and the wider community across a range of public settings. As a valued member of our team, you will be provided with many possibilities to expand your fundraising expertise as part of the professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

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

Qualifications
1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of development in a major research university with a minimum of seven years of progressive responsibility and experience in the profession or similar professional experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or other related environment.

2. Excellent donor, alumni relations or similar constituent based-relationship skills with superior working knowledge of the principles and practices of university development and alumni relations.

3. Progressively responsible experience in the design, implementation and management of complex development or comparable programs to include developing sophisticated strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

4. Strong communication skills to express, both verbally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fund-raising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to The Herb Alpert School of Music.

5. Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with the Dean, faculty, and administration; central development; major donor prospects; and volunteers.

6. Effective and compelling verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies, and to conduct participatory meetings, secure approval for decisions, and advise and collaborate with others. Knowledge of and relationships within the arts and cultural communities (especially Los Angeles) is a strong plus.

7. Management and administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers.

8. Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special development or alumni relations projects.

9. Superior skill in writing effective correspondences, funding proposals for major gifts and creative solicitation materials.

10. Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required and to travel to achieve stated goals.

11. Advanced degree preferred.

Employment is contingent upon the 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 Herb Alpert School of Music, you will bring your strong leadership skills; experience and relationships with the arts and cultural communities; and drive for philanthropic excellence to our team. Music transcends time, cultures and generations and shapes our aesthetic and cultural being. The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music prepares students for music careers in the 21st century by encouraging them to explore the rich intersections of theory and creativity. Leveraging UCLA’s location in Los Angeles — the diverse, entertainment capital of the nation — the school attracts internationally recognized guest artists and researchers who enrich the learning environment. The school is home to both exceptionally accomplished faculty and intellectually and artistically inquisitive students, and is supported by extraordinary alumni who are internationally acclaimed artists, scholars and influencers in the diverse world of music. As our Executive Director of Development, you will be given the guidance, inspiration and resources to make a significant impact in the work we do to strengthen the generosity of donors and enables our success for generations to come.

Primary Responsibilities
Reporting jointly to the Inaugural Dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music and the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Professional Schools Development, You will establish long-range goals and objectives for the development programs and activities, aligning them with the funding priorities of the school. Additionally, you will design and execute a comprehensive and integrated fundraising program to address these specific needs and priorities. In conjunction with the Inaugural Dean and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Professional Schools Development, as our Executive Director, you will maintain progress in meeting proposed annual fundraising goals, objectives, plans and strategies. You will plan, manage and direct efforts of the school to attract private support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations and will lead activities in the areas of special events, alumni relations, volunteer and board management. As our Executive Director, you will oversee activities for the school’s alumni relations efforts; lead the development and implementation of strategic events, programs and initiatives designed to achieve the school’s goals; and will represent the Dean, the school, and UCLA to donors and the wider community across a range of public settings. As a valued member of our team, you will be provided with many possibilities to expand your fundraising expertise as part of the professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

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

Qualifications
1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of development in a major research university with a minimum of seven years of progressive responsibility and experience in the profession or similar professional experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or other related environment.

2. Excellent donor, alumni relations or similar constituent based-relationship skills with superior working knowledge of the principles and practices of university development and alumni relations.

3. Progressively responsible experience in the design, implementation and management of complex development or comparable programs to include developing sophisticated strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

4. Strong communication skills to express, both verbally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fund-raising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to The Herb Alpert School of Music.

5. Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with the Dean, faculty, and administration; central development; major donor prospects; and volunteers.

6. Effective and compelling verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies, and to conduct participatory meetings, secure approval for decisions, and advise and collaborate with others. Knowledge of and relationships within the arts and cultural communities (especially Los Angeles) is a strong plus.

7. Management and administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers.

8. Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special development or alumni relations projects.

9. Superior skill in writing effective correspondences, funding proposals for major gifts and creative solicitation materials.

10. Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required and to travel to achieve stated goals.

11. Advanced degree preferred.

Employment is contingent upon the 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.