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Executive Director of Development, International Institute (HYBRID)
Development - Individual Giving
Working Title : Executive Director of Development, International Institute (HYBRID)
Department : Development - Individual Giving
Reports To : Assistant Vice Chancellor, College Development and Individual Giving
Supervises : Professional and Support Staff
Salary : $160,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraising Manager 1
Req Nbr : 1885

Position Summary
UCLA’s International Institute brings the world to UCLA and UCLA to the world. As Executive Director of Development, you will bring support for critically important work on global issues like climate change, public health threats, international conflicts and migration. The Institute’s 27 centers and programs develop influential global leaders and scholars through research, graduate fellowships, language-study scholarships, and robust public event programming.

Primary Responsibilities
As Executive Director, you will lead a staff in partnering with the Vice Provost to build and engage the Institute’s strong donor base and community of alumni, friends and advocates. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your fundraising career while working alongside internationally-renown faculty to promote cross-cultural understanding and global engagement. Build your career at the #1 public university in the nation where you will join a diverse and driven team with excellent opportunities for long-term professional growth. Explore this and more opportunities and embark on a rewarding career with UCLA.

Qualifications
1. Seven or more years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer or similar experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or related environment.

2. Expert knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. International experience, knowledge of diverse cultures, and intercultural communication skills, especially in relation to Los Angeles and California.

4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a comprehensive development or similar program of comparable size and complexity including the ability to envision and articulate future direction.

5. Demonstrated experience in soliciting high-level major gifts and/or prior experience with solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

6. Appropriate management and administrative skills needed to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers.

7. Excellent communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the UCLA International Institute.

8. Effective verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies; conduct participatory meetings; gain acceptance of decisions; and advise and collaborate with others.

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

10. Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through.

11. Strong supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of professional fundraisers.

12. Steadfast commitment to work of impeccable integrity with strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special fundraising and/or program related projects.

13. Some travel and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

14. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Position Summary
UCLA’s International Institute brings the world to UCLA and UCLA to the world. As Executive Director of Development, you will bring support for critically important work on global issues like climate change, public health threats, international conflicts and migration. The Institute’s 27 centers and programs develop influential global leaders and scholars through research, graduate fellowships, language-study scholarships, and robust public event programming.

Primary Responsibilities
As Executive Director, you will lead a staff in partnering with the Vice Provost to build and engage the Institute’s strong donor base and community of alumni, friends and advocates. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your fundraising career while working alongside internationally-renown faculty to promote cross-cultural understanding and global engagement. Build your career at the #1 public university in the nation where you will join a diverse and driven team with excellent opportunities for long-term professional growth. Explore this and more opportunities and embark on a rewarding career with UCLA.

Qualifications
1. Seven or more years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer or similar experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or related environment.

2. Expert knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. International experience, knowledge of diverse cultures, and intercultural communication skills, especially in relation to Los Angeles and California.

4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a comprehensive development or similar program of comparable size and complexity including the ability to envision and articulate future direction.

5. Demonstrated experience in soliciting high-level major gifts and/or prior experience with solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

6. Appropriate management and administrative skills needed to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers.

7. Excellent communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the UCLA International Institute.

8. Effective verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies; conduct participatory meetings; gain acceptance of decisions; and advise and collaborate with others.

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

10. Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through.

11. Strong supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of professional fundraisers.

12. Steadfast commitment to work of impeccable integrity with strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special fundraising and/or program related projects.

13. Some travel and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

14. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.