Associate Director of Development, Geffen Academy at UCLA

Los Angeles, California
Up to $75,000 annually
Apr 18, 2018
May 18, 2018
Focus Areas

Geffen Academy at UCLA, an inclusive and challenging college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12, is aligned with the science of adolescence. It is a place where knowing where we’ve been and where we want to go and having the confidence to take the next steps set the environment to help children discover themselves and not only look forward but lead forward. Philanthropy built the Academy and the ability to continue raising funds opens countless opportunities for success of the children the Geffen Academy serves.

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development is a member of the Geffen Academy at UCLA frontline fundraising team. Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Associate Director’s principal role will be responsibility for establishing goals, objectives, strategies and activities for a program to secure annual gifts to the Geffen Academy Fund. This individual will strategize and oversee execution of data analysis and strategic reporting of the overall Geffen Academy Fund results; direct and implement a variety of donor and volunteer cultivation strategies with a focus on the Geffen Academy Fund; strategically execute written and face-to-face solicitations; organize and conduct phone calls and personal visits of donors and donor prospects as well as coordinate strategies for continuous stewardship activities through a wide spectrum of methods of engagement. This role will also manage parent volunteer solicitors for the Geffen Academy Fund.

We are looking for individuals with prior fundraising and/or professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development, ideally in a secondary school, higher education setting or other institution of equivalent scope and nature. The Associate Director will have the ability to conceptualize and implement broad-ranging and specific annual gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that broaden the base of annual philanthropic gift support from current parents and friends of the Geffen Academy. Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are a must for this role. The Associate Director will also have strong organizational skills, including a commitment to and ability to develop and execute both strategic and operational planning.

** This is a contract position. **

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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