Executive Director of Development, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience
Sep 26, 2018
Oct 26, 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level

Founded in 1945, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is recognized around the world as a leader in engineering education, research and service. The School has developed generations of rigorously trained engineers and has been the home of solutions to challenges in fields including, energy sustainability, healthcare, communications, transportation, infrastructure and information technology. Driving these efforts is the ability to raise funds and lead the development efforts that keep vital research and initiatives in motion and deliver on the School’s promise to enhance engineering excellence in California and around the world.

Reporting jointly to the Dean of the School and the Senior Executive Director, Professional Schools Development, as the Executive Director of Development for the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, you will oversee the entire range of development activities related to established priorities for the School. In consultation with the Dean, you will design, implement and manage a comprehensive program to secure private support from individuals, corporations and foundations. You will establish long-range goals and objectives for development activities, prepare and implement an annual operating plan and budget as well as develop and oversee implementation of long-range strategies for the involvement of and support from alumni. You will also create a core group of prospects for major gifts and will work directly with the Dean on principal and major gift efforts. In addition, as the Executive Director you will accomplish this while providing leadership, oversight, and strategic direction to professional and support staff.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising and ten years of progressively increasing responsibility within a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity. You will also have demonstrated experience in managing a comprehensive and complex advancement program emphasizing principal gift, major gift and annual giving or a comparable program emphasizing solicitations similar in nature, level and complexity. You will be skilled in personal solicitation techniques with the ability to conceptualize and implement broad-ranging and specific principal/major gift and annual fund cultivation and solicitation strategies. Strong verbal and written communication skills, superb interpersonal skills, and the supervisory skills to oversee and evaluation the efforts of professional staff, support staff and volunteers are essential for this role. In addition, you will have strong strategic thinking skills, analytical skills and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations, and programs as well as define and implement special development projects.

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 - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

To learn more about this opportunity and submit an online application, please click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at: www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions”, then “Other External Affairs Position” and scroll down to requisition #28502.

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