Director of Development, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Sep 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019
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UCLA Development

Director of Development UCLA Samueli School of Engineering


UCLA is energized in our work towards creating a better world. Engineering has the power to change lives for the better—The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering enables this positive change. Recognized as a leader in addressing society’s most pressing challenges, the School empowers students to make an impact. Philanthropy plays a vital role in moving forward the School’s priorities and goals. 


The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is currently seeking an innovative candidate for the position of Director of Development to deliver on the promise of excellence in engineering education, research and service by increasing engagement and philanthropic support. The Director will drive the School’s mission by securing major gifts from individuals, alumni and other entities. Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Development for the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, the Director will identify, solicit and steward donors and other constituents in support of the school's mission and strategic plan. Independently, and in coordination with other members of the School’s development leadership, this position will develop and execute strategies and annual operating plans. The Director will manage a portfolio of prospects and donors and will understand a variety of gift vehicles including planned, capital, and blended as part of their major/principal gift work.  


This individual will work closely and collaboratively with a wide variety of internal and external constituents across the School, University and beyond to expand involvement and overall propensity to give. To build relationships with alumni and parents, the Director will travel on cultivation and solicitation visits to various regions, both independently and to staff School leadership and faculty. This individual will serve as a liaison between External Affairs and School departments, meeting with faculty to gain knowledge of research and funding needs. The Director will recruit and develop the Dean’s Executive Boards, and will have experience in volunteer board or advisory committee management.


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 -


For a more detailed description of this position please click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at: and click on “Other External Affairs Positions” to view requisition #31124.


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