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Alumni Engagement Manager, School of the Arts & Architecture
Development - School of the Arts & Architecture
Working Title : Alumni Engagement Manager, School of the Arts & Architecture
Department : Development - School of the Arts & Architecture
Reports To : Executive Director of Development, School of Arts and Architecture
Supervises : N/A
Salary : Up to $60,000
Payroll Classification: ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST, SENIOR
Req Nbr : 26374

Position Summary
As one of 12 prestigious professional schools at UCLA and the premier public arts school in the nation, UCLA's School of the Arts and Architecture (SOAA) plays a vital role in the cultural and artistic life of the campus and broader community. Its commitment to innovative education, pioneering research, dynamic public service and community engagement is fueled by the School's unwavering belief in the fundamental value of creativity and the artist's unique ability to change the world and shape the future. Driving this commitment is the ability to engage alumni and raise funds for the School to keep vital programs and initiatives in motion.

Primary Responsibilities
Under the direction of the SOAA Senior Development team, the SOAA Alumni Engagement Manager will be responsible for creating and sustaining an alumni engagement strategy for the School of the Arts and Architecture with the goal to encourage and nurture mutually supportive relationships between the School and its alumni community. The Alumni Engagement Manager will seek to increase alumni participation in, and awareness of, SOAA activities. This will include ensuring that (1) the School offers meaningful opportunities for active alumni participation, which strengthen the bonds between alumni and the School and advances the reputation of the School; (2) the School provides compelling alumni communications and explores opportunities for inclusion in other campus marketing channels; (3) the interests of both the School and its alumni are clearly and positively articulated and become the basis for creating alumni events/activities/services; and (4) programs will help identify annual and major alumni prospects and result in financial support of the School. This individual will oversee the creation of alumni volunteer committees, as needed, and will provide staff leadership and support for the committees.

Qualifications
1. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing an alumni development/relations program (or closely related volunteer management experience in a non-profit setting).

2. Familiarity with the principles and practices of development with three to five years of experience in fundraising, project management or a related educational field.

3. Understanding of UCLA, the School of the Arts and Architecture and its mission and goals, and understanding of the broader LA arts community.

4. Demonstrated ability in managing and communicating with diverse groups of people, including faculty, alumni, students, senior level administrators, staff, campus department personnel, and the public, using tact and diplomacy.

5. Skill in working effectively and interacting diplomatically under time pressures, frequent interruptions and distractions in a fast-paced environment and stressful circumstances. Positive attitude, common sense, poise and adaptability are all highly valued.

6. Demonstrated administrative ability to plan, organize and maintain diversified programs. Candidate must be self-motivated, able to exercise independent and sound judgment, and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

7. Demonstrated skill in keeping financial records, performing simple financial analyses, preparing and monitoring budgets, reconciling expenses and preparing budget reports.

8. Demonstrated ability to incorporate and implement creative strategies and logistical requirements of events and programs, including materials, information and people, in a systematic way to optimize efficiency.

9. Demonstrated ability to supervise support students and volunteers including work flow, training, work review and delegating responsibility.

10. Effective communication skills, including public speaking and writing.

11. Proficiency in a variety of computer software environments, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. Familiarity with various social networking media.

12. Ability to work nights and weekends to fulfill special job-related duties, events and programs.

13. Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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Position Summary
As one of 12 prestigious professional schools at UCLA and the premier public arts school in the nation, UCLA's School of the Arts and Architecture (SOAA) plays a vital role in the cultural and artistic life of the campus and broader community. Its commitment to innovative education, pioneering research, dynamic public service and community engagement is fueled by the School's unwavering belief in the fundamental value of creativity and the artist's unique ability to change the world and shape the future. Driving this commitment is the ability to engage alumni and raise funds for the School to keep vital programs and initiatives in motion.

Primary Responsibilities
Under the direction of the SOAA Senior Development team, the SOAA Alumni Engagement Manager will be responsible for creating and sustaining an alumni engagement strategy for the School of the Arts and Architecture with the goal to encourage and nurture mutually supportive relationships between the School and its alumni community. The Alumni Engagement Manager will seek to increase alumni participation in, and awareness of, SOAA activities. This will include ensuring that (1) the School offers meaningful opportunities for active alumni participation, which strengthen the bonds between alumni and the School and advances the reputation of the School; (2) the School provides compelling alumni communications and explores opportunities for inclusion in other campus marketing channels; (3) the interests of both the School and its alumni are clearly and positively articulated and become the basis for creating alumni events/activities/services; and (4) programs will help identify annual and major alumni prospects and result in financial support of the School. This individual will oversee the creation of alumni volunteer committees, as needed, and will provide staff leadership and support for the committees.

Qualifications
1. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing an alumni development/relations program (or closely related volunteer management experience in a non-profit setting).

2. Familiarity with the principles and practices of development with three to five years of experience in fundraising, project management or a related educational field.

3. Understanding of UCLA, the School of the Arts and Architecture and its mission and goals, and understanding of the broader LA arts community.

4. Demonstrated ability in managing and communicating with diverse groups of people, including faculty, alumni, students, senior level administrators, staff, campus department personnel, and the public, using tact and diplomacy.

5. Skill in working effectively and interacting diplomatically under time pressures, frequent interruptions and distractions in a fast-paced environment and stressful circumstances. Positive attitude, common sense, poise and adaptability are all highly valued.

6. Demonstrated administrative ability to plan, organize and maintain diversified programs. Candidate must be self-motivated, able to exercise independent and sound judgment, and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

7. Demonstrated skill in keeping financial records, performing simple financial analyses, preparing and monitoring budgets, reconciling expenses and preparing budget reports.

8. Demonstrated ability to incorporate and implement creative strategies and logistical requirements of events and programs, including materials, information and people, in a systematic way to optimize efficiency.

9. Demonstrated ability to supervise support students and volunteers including work flow, training, work review and delegating responsibility.

10. Effective communication skills, including public speaking and writing.

11. Proficiency in a variety of computer software environments, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. Familiarity with various social networking media.

12. Ability to work nights and weekends to fulfill special job-related duties, events and programs.

13. Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.