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Director of Development, Broad Stem Cell Research Center
Development - Heath Sciences Development
Working Title : Director of Development, Broad Stem Cell Research Center
Department : Development - Heath Sciences Development
Reports To : Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences
Supervises : Professional and Support Staff
Salary : $101,000 - $120,000
Payroll Classification: Advancement Officer III
Req Nbr : 28962

Position Summary
The UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (Broad Stem Cell Research (BSCRC)) is a multidisciplinary campus-wide research organization. The Center includes a membership of ~250 faculty representing more than 30+ academic disciplines from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Law, Engineering and the College of Letters and Science. The Center supports innovation, excellence, and the highest ethical standards focused on taking groundbreaking stem cell research discoveries from the laboratory to the patient for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Supporting this mission is the ability to raise funds that keep vital research and initiatives in motion.

Primary Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences, and the Center's academic and administrative leadership, the Center's Director of Development manages a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Center that reflects its academic and research priorities. The Director establishes and implements goals and objectives for the Center's development program and coordinates strategies for fundraising, stewardship, cultivation and development communications. The incumbent is responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress in achieving the goals. In addition, the Director personally cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift donors and manages a portfolio of major gift prospects. The Director meets with Center faculty and gains a working knowledge of their research interests and expertise. The Director serves as a resource to the Center's leadership and faculty and represents the Center to the broader community.

Qualifications
1. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience with an emphasis on major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

2. Proven track record in development or comparable program planning and management with a strong understanding of major gift fundraising, preferably in an academic medical school setting.

3. Skill in developing sophisticated strategies for successful identification, cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations or solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity.

4. Outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner and on deadline.

5. Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with donors, volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, staff.

6. Experience with diverse academic research topics including the ability to understand and translate clearly and succinctly faculty research and its relevance to potential donors.

7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

8. Experience participating in strategic planning.

9. The ability to navigate and be effective within a complex organization.

10. Self-starter who works independently while, at the same time works well collectively and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.

11. Supervisory skills to provide directions, guidance and training to professional and support staff.

12. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.

13. Master's Degree is preferred.

Employment is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check.

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Position Summary
The UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (Broad Stem Cell Research (BSCRC)) is a multidisciplinary campus-wide research organization. The Center includes a membership of ~250 faculty representing more than 30+ academic disciplines from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Law, Engineering and the College of Letters and Science. The Center supports innovation, excellence, and the highest ethical standards focused on taking groundbreaking stem cell research discoveries from the laboratory to the patient for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Supporting this mission is the ability to raise funds that keep vital research and initiatives in motion.

Primary Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences, and the Center's academic and administrative leadership, the Center's Director of Development manages a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Center that reflects its academic and research priorities. The Director establishes and implements goals and objectives for the Center's development program and coordinates strategies for fundraising, stewardship, cultivation and development communications. The incumbent is responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress in achieving the goals. In addition, the Director personally cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift donors and manages a portfolio of major gift prospects. The Director meets with Center faculty and gains a working knowledge of their research interests and expertise. The Director serves as a resource to the Center's leadership and faculty and represents the Center to the broader community.

Qualifications
1. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience with an emphasis on major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

2. Proven track record in development or comparable program planning and management with a strong understanding of major gift fundraising, preferably in an academic medical school setting.

3. Skill in developing sophisticated strategies for successful identification, cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations or solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity.

4. Outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner and on deadline.

5. Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with donors, volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, staff.

6. Experience with diverse academic research topics including the ability to understand and translate clearly and succinctly faculty research and its relevance to potential donors.

7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

8. Experience participating in strategic planning.

9. The ability to navigate and be effective within a complex organization.

10. Self-starter who works independently while, at the same time works well collectively and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.

11. Supervisory skills to provide directions, guidance and training to professional and support staff.

12. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.

13. Master's Degree is preferred.

Employment is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check.