Senior, Associate Dean, Development and External Affairs

University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Feb 12, 2021
Mar 14, 2021
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time

Senior Associate Dean of External Affairs

UCLA Anderson School of Management

An innovator in education and research, the UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the world’s most prestigious business schools, with an essential mission to prepare future leaders for lives of significance. Anderson’s elite program serves a diverse range of students — transforming scholarship and redefining the business landscape with a commitment to serving the greater good. Philanthropy plays a vital role in achieving these ambitions. As a critical member of our management team, we seek a dedicated and driven Senior Associate Dean of External Affairs to move forward the mission and ambitions of the School.

As the Senior Associate Dean, External Affairs, you will oversee the entire range of external affairs initiatives in the School, including those for degree programs and research centers. In consultation with the Dean and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Professional Schools Development, you will design, implement and manage a strong, comprehensive program that takes into account the lifecycle of an alum, from graduation through retirement, and the correspond levels of involvement including engagement and development. You will work directly with the Dean and members of the Anderson team with the ultimate goal of securing private support at all levels of giving from individuals, corporations and foundations. Importantly, you will initiate, develop and maintain cooperative relationships within the Anderson community and across the UCLA campus that expand and promote the impact of the School’s mission. You will create a cohesive strategy that seamlessly partners Alumni Relations with Development efforts and will accomplish this while providing leadership, oversight and strategic direction to professional and support staff

Ideal candidates will have strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising and ten years of increasing responsibility within a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity. You will bring to this role familiarity with current trends in business, finance and graduate management education. You will have experience and success in managing a comprehensive and complex advancement or comparable programs emphasizing solicitations similar in nature, level and complexity. You will also have excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills combined with the ability lead staff in the accomplishment of goals. In addition, your prior experiences will include roles that have developed and expanded your analytical, organizational and strategic thinking skills.

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 visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at: and click on “Open positions” to view requisition #33080.

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