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Associate Director, Partnership UCLA (2 positions)
Alumni Affairs - Partnership UCLA
Working Title : Associate Director, Partnership UCLA (2 positions)
Department : Alumni Affairs - Partnership UCLA
Reports To : Director, Partnership UCLA/Alumni Career Programs
Supervises : N/A
Salary : Up to $67,000
Payroll Classification: PROGRAM PROMOTION MANAGER I
Req Nbr : 26484

Position Summary
As part of Alumni Affairs, Partnership UCLA strives to bridge academic theory to professional practice for all UCLA students and builds connections with UCLA alumni, community members and employers to help students develop academic and professional skills in preparation for life after university. Experiential learning and real-world experiences are provided through a variety of programs for all UCLA students, and the Associate Director is responsible for assessing student and faculty needs, linking them to alumni and corporate/employer resources, and facilitating opportunities to enrich the learning experience at UCLA.

Primary Responsibilities
The Associate Director, will assist the Director of Partnership UCLA with the development and implementation of collaborative instruction and professional development programs aimed at supporting the academic and professional development needs of students at UCLA. Under the guidance of the Director, he/she will serve as an account manager for community members and alumni who want to foster stronger relationships with UCLA and its various academic departments. The Associate Director will be actively cultivating relationships with faculty and campus partners to uncover and develop opportunities to increase alumni engagement and student impact. This individual is responsible for planning and implementing innovative and effective campus-wide programs, engaging corporate partners and sponsors, monitoring activities budget, and devising and implementing strategies that will best leverage the volunteer efforts of community partners. In collaboration with the Director, the Associate Director will focus on expanding relationships with existing and potential community partners in industries in areas such as, and not limited to, STEM, Entertainment, Business, Non-profit, and Health, and will be responsible for monitoring and responding to market trends that impact major-specific professional destinations. He/She will also utilize a database of community participants, track their engagement activities and interests, and ensure that information is communicated, as appropriate, to support Alumni Relations and Development efforts. Other duties will include assisting in the authoring of content for community and student publications and resources, building relationships and working with faculty and academic department staff, Development and the Career Center for co-sponsored activities, and assisting the Director with various projects as assigned.

Qualifications
1. Three or more years of related experience in a community-, alumni- or student-driven environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Understanding of the goals, functions, services, assumptions and operating principles of a nationally acclaimed research university with working knowledge of the principles and practices of philanthropy and alumni engagement.

3. Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal skills and a background of building and expanding relationships, partnerships, and opportunities with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

4. Strong background in program and event management including setting priorities and goals, developing operation plans, analyzing problems, determining solutions, meeting deadlines and managing process from inception to completion.

5. The ability to work effectively in a large, complex and dynamic organization. Ability to be nimble and flexible when unexpected situations arise.

6. Demonstrated skill in working independently and in following through on all assignments with minimal direction and in identifying opportunities for process improvements. Skill in organizing, developing, and implementing new projects with minimal direction.

7. Superior analytical ability to define problems and meet objectives, identify relevant factors and concerns, and recognize alternatives and their implications.

8. Detail-oriented, goal-oriented, well organized and focused, with a high level of initiative and energy. Skill in problem-solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact.

9. Superior writing and verbal communications skills to effectively convey a variety of information, including complex material to individuals and groups.

10. Demonstrated ability to orient, train, organize and motivate staff and volunteers.

11. Ability to handle confidential matters in a discreet and tactful manner.

12. Bachelor's degree and an advanced degree (master's or doctorate) from an accredited U.S. college or university are preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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Position Summary
As part of Alumni Affairs, Partnership UCLA strives to bridge academic theory to professional practice for all UCLA students and builds connections with UCLA alumni, community members and employers to help students develop academic and professional skills in preparation for life after university. Experiential learning and real-world experiences are provided through a variety of programs for all UCLA students, and the Associate Director is responsible for assessing student and faculty needs, linking them to alumni and corporate/employer resources, and facilitating opportunities to enrich the learning experience at UCLA.

Primary Responsibilities
The Associate Director, will assist the Director of Partnership UCLA with the development and implementation of collaborative instruction and professional development programs aimed at supporting the academic and professional development needs of students at UCLA. Under the guidance of the Director, he/she will serve as an account manager for community members and alumni who want to foster stronger relationships with UCLA and its various academic departments. The Associate Director will be actively cultivating relationships with faculty and campus partners to uncover and develop opportunities to increase alumni engagement and student impact. This individual is responsible for planning and implementing innovative and effective campus-wide programs, engaging corporate partners and sponsors, monitoring activities budget, and devising and implementing strategies that will best leverage the volunteer efforts of community partners. In collaboration with the Director, the Associate Director will focus on expanding relationships with existing and potential community partners in industries in areas such as, and not limited to, STEM, Entertainment, Business, Non-profit, and Health, and will be responsible for monitoring and responding to market trends that impact major-specific professional destinations. He/She will also utilize a database of community participants, track their engagement activities and interests, and ensure that information is communicated, as appropriate, to support Alumni Relations and Development efforts. Other duties will include assisting in the authoring of content for community and student publications and resources, building relationships and working with faculty and academic department staff, Development and the Career Center for co-sponsored activities, and assisting the Director with various projects as assigned.

Qualifications
1. Three or more years of related experience in a community-, alumni- or student-driven environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Understanding of the goals, functions, services, assumptions and operating principles of a nationally acclaimed research university with working knowledge of the principles and practices of philanthropy and alumni engagement.

3. Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal skills and a background of building and expanding relationships, partnerships, and opportunities with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

4. Strong background in program and event management including setting priorities and goals, developing operation plans, analyzing problems, determining solutions, meeting deadlines and managing process from inception to completion.

5. The ability to work effectively in a large, complex and dynamic organization. Ability to be nimble and flexible when unexpected situations arise.

6. Demonstrated skill in working independently and in following through on all assignments with minimal direction and in identifying opportunities for process improvements. Skill in organizing, developing, and implementing new projects with minimal direction.

7. Superior analytical ability to define problems and meet objectives, identify relevant factors and concerns, and recognize alternatives and their implications.

8. Detail-oriented, goal-oriented, well organized and focused, with a high level of initiative and energy. Skill in problem-solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact.

9. Superior writing and verbal communications skills to effectively convey a variety of information, including complex material to individuals and groups.

10. Demonstrated ability to orient, train, organize and motivate staff and volunteers.

11. Ability to handle confidential matters in a discreet and tactful manner.

12. Bachelor's degree and an advanced degree (master's or doctorate) from an accredited U.S. college or university are preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.