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Associate Director, Parent Philanthropy
Development - Individual Giving
Working Title : Associate Director, Parent Philanthropy
Department : Development - Individual Giving
Reports To : Director, Parent Philanthropy
Supervises : N/A
Salary : Up to $63,700
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER II
Req Nbr : 26485

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Director, Parent Philanthropy, the Associate Director of Parent Philanthropy will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies in order to increase parent support at all gift levels campus-wide from current parents.

Primary Responsibilities
The Associate Director of Parent Philanthropy will identify, cultivate and solicit prospective Chancellor's Society parent donors in specified class years (1st through 4th year parents) as well specified alumni parents, while working in close collaboration with the Regional Directors of the UCLA Fund, the Office of UCLA Individual Giving, and the Parent and Family Program staff. Along with refining the prospect pipeline for new, renewed and upgraded donors from parent constituency groups, the Associate Director will create individualized solicitation plans and goals within an established budget, leading to gifts in the $1,000+ level. This individual will engage leadership donors in volunteer roles as a means to increase UCLA's visibility in their communities and among their peers. With the guidance of the Director, the Associate Director will help to develop, mentor, manage and motivate the parent ambassador effort, empowering parents through education and by providing the appropriate tools to help reach established parent goals. In addition, the Associate Director will develop collegial relationships with partner Development colleagues across campus, collaboratively working to increase parent donor involvement and overall philanthropy from parents. These efforts will contribute to the development of the major gift pipeline through consistent face-to-face donor and prospect visits that increase engagement and the probability that UCLA will become a funding priority for parents.

Qualifications
1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of development at a major research university with emphasis on annual giving techniques and the effective use of broad-based volunteer structures.

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

3. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual and broad ranging cultivation and solicitation strategies.

4. Ability to work effectively as part of team with interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with donors, volunteers, prospects, consultants, staff and students.

5. Verbal communication skills to articulate the fundraising goals of the University in general and The UCLA Annual Fund in particular and to make persuasive oral presentations to individuals and groups.

6. Ability to grasp and integrate into practice University gift policy and management procedures.

7. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

8. Ability to work independently, prioritize assignments, and complete work in a timely manner in spite of fluctuating workloads and competing priorities.

9. Strong written communications skills to write and edit letters, memos, reports, discussion documents, solicitation materials, etc.

10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor and other departmental information.

11. Knowledge of computer systems and data management sufficient to retrieve data and isolate specific market segments.

12. Ability to work some overtime including evenings and weekends.

13. Knowledge of University Relations and University policies and procedures to coordinate services or goods necessary to implement programs is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Director, Parent Philanthropy, the Associate Director of Parent Philanthropy will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies in order to increase parent support at all gift levels campus-wide from current parents.

Primary Responsibilities
The Associate Director of Parent Philanthropy will identify, cultivate and solicit prospective Chancellor's Society parent donors in specified class years (1st through 4th year parents) as well specified alumni parents, while working in close collaboration with the Regional Directors of the UCLA Fund, the Office of UCLA Individual Giving, and the Parent and Family Program staff. Along with refining the prospect pipeline for new, renewed and upgraded donors from parent constituency groups, the Associate Director will create individualized solicitation plans and goals within an established budget, leading to gifts in the $1,000+ level. This individual will engage leadership donors in volunteer roles as a means to increase UCLA's visibility in their communities and among their peers. With the guidance of the Director, the Associate Director will help to develop, mentor, manage and motivate the parent ambassador effort, empowering parents through education and by providing the appropriate tools to help reach established parent goals. In addition, the Associate Director will develop collegial relationships with partner Development colleagues across campus, collaboratively working to increase parent donor involvement and overall philanthropy from parents. These efforts will contribute to the development of the major gift pipeline through consistent face-to-face donor and prospect visits that increase engagement and the probability that UCLA will become a funding priority for parents.

Qualifications
1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of development at a major research university with emphasis on annual giving techniques and the effective use of broad-based volunteer structures.

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

3. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual and broad ranging cultivation and solicitation strategies.

4. Ability to work effectively as part of team with interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with donors, volunteers, prospects, consultants, staff and students.

5. Verbal communication skills to articulate the fundraising goals of the University in general and The UCLA Annual Fund in particular and to make persuasive oral presentations to individuals and groups.

6. Ability to grasp and integrate into practice University gift policy and management procedures.

7. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

8. Ability to work independently, prioritize assignments, and complete work in a timely manner in spite of fluctuating workloads and competing priorities.

9. Strong written communications skills to write and edit letters, memos, reports, discussion documents, solicitation materials, etc.

10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor and other departmental information.

11. Knowledge of computer systems and data management sufficient to retrieve data and isolate specific market segments.

12. Ability to work some overtime including evenings and weekends.

13. Knowledge of University Relations and University policies and procedures to coordinate services or goods necessary to implement programs is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.