Department : Development - Fielding School of Public Health
Reports To : Director of Development, CFRR
Supervises : N/A
Salary : Up to $85,000
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER II
Req Nbr : 26298
The Associate Director of Development will lead and support components of a comprehensive corporate and foundation fundraising strategy in support of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, especially for centers and faculty engaged in current and emerging research with the potential to transform public health nationally and globally.
As part of a three-member team dedicated to foundation and corporate relations, the Associate Director will lead and support grant-seeking efforts for priority areas of the school in areas ranging from advancing academic research in a range of public health and related policy areas; to furthering the impact of on-the ground programs in high-need communities in the U.S. and globally; to helping train future public health leaders by increasing student fellowship support. The Associate Director will be responsible for identifying prospective funders, prospect research, cultivation activities, proposal writing and or editing, and stewarding grants. He/She will interact with external program officers, UCLA faculty and administrators, and students and staff. He/She also will be responsible for providing advice and general guidance to faculty and staff seeking assistance for foundation support of funding opportunities that fall outside of defined target areas. Regular meetings with senior leadership, faculty and staff in priority areas will help the Associate Director to gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise within the school and will be key in growing support for the School. The Associate Director also will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices outside of the school, including the University's central Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations office, units within the Office of Research Administration, and UCLA's professional schools, among others.
1. Progressive responsibility and at least five years' experience as a professional development officer working with gifts or grants $50,000 and higher.
2. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of corporate and foundation fundraising at a major research university.
3. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual, corporate and foundation identification, and cultivation and solicitation strategies.
4. Ability to grasp and integrate into practice University gift and grant policy and management procedures.
5. Strong ability to set priorities and manage work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals in a high-paced work environment.
6. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce proposals to corporations and foundations, business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgment, and reports.
7. Strong communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the Fielding School and its strategic priorities.
8. Interpersonal skills to work harmoniously with other staff, academic leaders, faculty, community leaders, donors and volunteers.
9. Ability to understand quickly and translate clearly and succinctly faculty research and its value to potential funders.
10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor and other departmental information.
11. Familiarity with word processing, database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications as needed; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access.
12. Working knowledge of PMATS (Prospect Management and Tracking System) and donor database.
13. Knowledge of UCLA philanthropy is preferred.
14. Knowledge of public health is preferred.
Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.