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Director, Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Centennial Celebration
Vice Chancellor - Vice Chancellor's Office
Working Title : Director, Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Centennial Celebration
Department : Vice Chancellor - Vice Chancellor's Office
Reports To : Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni Affairs and Advancement Services/CFO The UCLA Foundation
Supervises : N/A
Salary : Up to $110,000
Payroll Classification: ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST I, PRINCIPAL
Req Nbr : 28292

Position Summary
With the planning of UCLA's Centennial Celebration in full swing and continuing through June 2020, the Director, Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Centennial Celebration, will play a vital role in serving as a partner to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni Affairs and Advancement Services/CFO The UCLA Foundation, the Vice Chancellor for External Affairs and UCLA's Centennial Celebration Steering Committee. Through project management, internal partnership development and civic engagement activities, the Director's efforts will inspire the University community to be part of commemorating the vitality and richness of UCLA's past and celebrating its vision for the future.

Primary Responsibilities
Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni Affairs and Advancement Services/CFO The UCLA Foundation, and working in partnership with the Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, the Director will also work closely with the Centennial Celebration Steering Committee, External Affairs staff, Strategic Communications, UCLA College, Professional Schools and affiliated constituents campus-wide to develop and implement projects, short- and long-term activities and events commencing with the Centennial Celebration and progressing into bold, new initiatives. As a strategic and collaborative partner, the Director will work closely with campus units on tying in existing efforts with the development and implementation of new events, activities and programmatic efforts in support of the Centennial Celebration and Lighting the Way theme as well as develop other short- and long-term strategies for continued engagement among and between units campus-wide. The Director will work with a broad array of colleagues and leadership to ensure project goals and objectives and internal benchmarks are met and exceeded. This individual will also utilize the Centennial Campaign Celebration as a springboard to enhance civic engagement of the University as a whole by showcasing opportunities and events designed to create linkage between internal and external constituents at the community level. Through these efforts, the Director will further expand interest, excitement and increased involvement of UCLA as an active community partner. In addition, the Director will develop and monitor budget operations ensuring projects and all related expenses are appropriately allocated, expended and reconciled.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience with constituent and relationship development and management, extensive experience working with cross-functional teams.

2. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate across diverse internal and external constituents; ability to work as part of a team and as a team leader to motivate others toward common goals.

3. Experience in planning activities or leading projects in a fast-paced environment with ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal direction and supervision.

4. Superior strategic thinking, planning and project design and implementation skills, coupled with solid professional judgment.

5. Demonstrated experience in executing management-level strategy and working effectively with senior leadership.

6. Highly inventive with ability to creatively conceptualize, plan and execute a wide variety of events from small to large, high profile to less formal, and the resourcefulness to analyze, evaluate and negotiate details reflective of a successful event.

7. Exceptional team player with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders who come from a variety of fields and expertise.

8. Demonstrated project management, time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage details of multiple and complex projects within designated schedules, set priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of activities or job duties, and effectively carry out project goals in a manner that engages others and enhances the image of the University.

9. Demonstrated skill in researching individuals, businesses and local community partners to provide opportunities for engagement.

10. Skill in speaking effectively and persuasively to individuals and groups; ability to address complex issues utilizing a clear, thoughtful manner, and to come to resolution quickly without compromising the projects or relationships with people involved.

11. Skill in written communications to effectively and clearly convey information to individuals at various organization levels and to groups of different sizes.

12. Thorough understanding of UCLA and school/unit priorities and the ability to develop plans/projects that will achieve these goals, anticipate problems, and develop innovative solutions to correct or prevent obstacles.

13. Skill and proficiency in using various computer programs and applications such as Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new technologies in a prompt and efficient manner.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

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Position Summary
With the planning of UCLA's Centennial Celebration in full swing and continuing through June 2020, the Director, Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Centennial Celebration, will play a vital role in serving as a partner to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni Affairs and Advancement Services/CFO The UCLA Foundation, the Vice Chancellor for External Affairs and UCLA's Centennial Celebration Steering Committee. Through project management, internal partnership development and civic engagement activities, the Director's efforts will inspire the University community to be part of commemorating the vitality and richness of UCLA's past and celebrating its vision for the future.

Primary Responsibilities
Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni Affairs and Advancement Services/CFO The UCLA Foundation, and working in partnership with the Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, the Director will also work closely with the Centennial Celebration Steering Committee, External Affairs staff, Strategic Communications, UCLA College, Professional Schools and affiliated constituents campus-wide to develop and implement projects, short- and long-term activities and events commencing with the Centennial Celebration and progressing into bold, new initiatives. As a strategic and collaborative partner, the Director will work closely with campus units on tying in existing efforts with the development and implementation of new events, activities and programmatic efforts in support of the Centennial Celebration and Lighting the Way theme as well as develop other short- and long-term strategies for continued engagement among and between units campus-wide. The Director will work with a broad array of colleagues and leadership to ensure project goals and objectives and internal benchmarks are met and exceeded. This individual will also utilize the Centennial Campaign Celebration as a springboard to enhance civic engagement of the University as a whole by showcasing opportunities and events designed to create linkage between internal and external constituents at the community level. Through these efforts, the Director will further expand interest, excitement and increased involvement of UCLA as an active community partner. In addition, the Director will develop and monitor budget operations ensuring projects and all related expenses are appropriately allocated, expended and reconciled.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience with constituent and relationship development and management, extensive experience working with cross-functional teams.

2. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate across diverse internal and external constituents; ability to work as part of a team and as a team leader to motivate others toward common goals.

3. Experience in planning activities or leading projects in a fast-paced environment with ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal direction and supervision.

4. Superior strategic thinking, planning and project design and implementation skills, coupled with solid professional judgment.

5. Demonstrated experience in executing management-level strategy and working effectively with senior leadership.

6. Highly inventive with ability to creatively conceptualize, plan and execute a wide variety of events from small to large, high profile to less formal, and the resourcefulness to analyze, evaluate and negotiate details reflective of a successful event.

7. Exceptional team player with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders who come from a variety of fields and expertise.

8. Demonstrated project management, time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage details of multiple and complex projects within designated schedules, set priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of activities or job duties, and effectively carry out project goals in a manner that engages others and enhances the image of the University.

9. Demonstrated skill in researching individuals, businesses and local community partners to provide opportunities for engagement.

10. Skill in speaking effectively and persuasively to individuals and groups; ability to address complex issues utilizing a clear, thoughtful manner, and to come to resolution quickly without compromising the projects or relationships with people involved.

11. Skill in written communications to effectively and clearly convey information to individuals at various organization levels and to groups of different sizes.

12. Thorough understanding of UCLA and school/unit priorities and the ability to develop plans/projects that will achieve these goals, anticipate problems, and develop innovative solutions to correct or prevent obstacles.

13. Skill and proficiency in using various computer programs and applications such as Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new technologies in a prompt and efficient manner.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory pre-employment background check.