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Director of Development, Humanities
Development - College of Letters & Science
Working Title : Director of Development, Humanities
Department : Development - College of Letters & Science
Reports To : Exec. Dir. of Development, Humanities & Undergrad Ed
Supervises : Support Staff
Salary : $78,700 - $100,000
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER III
Req Nbr : 25435

Position Summary
As one of four academic divisions within UCLA College, the Division of Humanities encompasses a wide variety of programs, institutes and centers committed to excellence in research and education. An essential part of achieving such excellence is the ability to raise funds. As an integral member of the Division of Humanities in the College of Letters and Science, the Director of Development will have strong development experience, self-confidence, and initiative. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Humanities and Undergraduate Education Development in the College of Letters and Science, and in consultation with the Dean of Humanities, the Director of Development will establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of the Division of Humanities.

Primary Responsibilities
The Director of Development will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel to deans, in collaboration with other members of the Division of Humanities development team. He/She will design and implement a strategic development plan that represents the Dean's priorities for the University's Centennial Campaign and beyond and will prepare for and participate in major gift solicitations. The Director will identify a core group of prospective donors for major gifts and maintain active awareness of individuals in the prospect pool at various stages of identification, cultivation and solicitation. He/She will use available data to develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to academic priorities; organize and conduct meetings of volunteers and donors designed to identify new prospective donors for private support; create additional vehicles and methods for identifying prospects as necessary; and engage high-level volunteers to provide community linkage to development programs. The Director will meet with faculty in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise as well as serve as a staff resource to the Dean of Humanities and represent the Division of Humanities in the College and to the broader community. The Director will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices in the College of Letters and Science and throughout External Affairs.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, with a strong working knowledge of principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, or equivalent experience in marketing, sales or related field.

2. Proven management skills and the ability to effectively evaluate, prioritize and develop individuals of all stages in a portfolio.

3. Ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual, corporate and foundation identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

5. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

6. Ability to establish priorities and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

7. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA's fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the Division of Humanities; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness.

8. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce reports as well as business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, and proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations.

9. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

10. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications is preferred as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

11. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed.

12. Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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Position Summary
As one of four academic divisions within UCLA College, the Division of Humanities encompasses a wide variety of programs, institutes and centers committed to excellence in research and education. An essential part of achieving such excellence is the ability to raise funds. As an integral member of the Division of Humanities in the College of Letters and Science, the Director of Development will have strong development experience, self-confidence, and initiative. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Humanities and Undergraduate Education Development in the College of Letters and Science, and in consultation with the Dean of Humanities, the Director of Development will establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of the Division of Humanities.

Primary Responsibilities
The Director of Development will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel to deans, in collaboration with other members of the Division of Humanities development team. He/She will design and implement a strategic development plan that represents the Dean's priorities for the University's Centennial Campaign and beyond and will prepare for and participate in major gift solicitations. The Director will identify a core group of prospective donors for major gifts and maintain active awareness of individuals in the prospect pool at various stages of identification, cultivation and solicitation. He/She will use available data to develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to academic priorities; organize and conduct meetings of volunteers and donors designed to identify new prospective donors for private support; create additional vehicles and methods for identifying prospects as necessary; and engage high-level volunteers to provide community linkage to development programs. The Director will meet with faculty in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise as well as serve as a staff resource to the Dean of Humanities and represent the Division of Humanities in the College and to the broader community. The Director will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices in the College of Letters and Science and throughout External Affairs.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, with a strong working knowledge of principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, or equivalent experience in marketing, sales or related field.

2. Proven management skills and the ability to effectively evaluate, prioritize and develop individuals of all stages in a portfolio.

3. Ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual, corporate and foundation identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

5. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

6. Ability to establish priorities and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

7. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA's fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the Division of Humanities; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness.

8. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce reports as well as business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, and proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations.

9. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

10. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications is preferred as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

11. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed.

12. Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.