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Senior Director of Development (HYBRID)
Development - School of the Arts and Architecture
Working Title : Senior Director of Development (HYBRID)
Department : Development - School of the Arts and Architecture
Reports To : Executive Director of Development
Supervises : Professional and Support Staff
Salary : Up to $145,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 4
Req Nbr : 2682

Position Summary
As one of 12 prestigious professional schools at UCLA and the premier public arts school in the nation, UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture (SoAA) plays a vital role in the cultural and artistic life of the campus and broader community. Serving as the Senior Director of Development for the (SoAA), you will be a key member of our team and will work in partnership with Executive Director of Development to develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to secure major gifts in support of the school’s vision and strategic plan. This is a phenomenal opportunity to bring your strong writing skills, strategic ability to oversee and expand our fundraising and stewardship efforts and zest for engagement to develop a robust portfolio of major gift donors. You will be a valued member of our team in a supportive environment surrounded by strong leadership and motivated staff driven to excel as we meet and exceed the fundraising goals of SoAA.

Primary Responsibilities
As our Senior Director, you will work to identify and qualify a range of prospective donors to build and enhance the major and annual giving pipeline for the school’s fundraising efforts. With an emphasis on major gifts at $50,000+ and endowment gifts of $100,000+, you will build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects and will frequently engage with donors and volunteers. In this role, you will manage staff leading donor relations, stewardship and annual giving efforts and will also oversee and guide all written materials, proposals and presentations related to fundraising. Working collaboratively with SoAA, External Affairs and a wide level and variety of internal and external constituents, as our Senior Director, you will be an essential member of our team in furthering our development program. We encourage you join us and our commitment, dedication and unwavering belief in the fundamental value of creativity and the artist’s unique ability to change the world and shape the future. We offer staff many professional growth opportunities at UCLA.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of five years of experience and progressive responsibility as a professional development officer and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

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

3. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising at a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

4. Proven skills in developing sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing and administering complex major gift solicitations or other solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

5. Demonstrated skill and/or ability to work with a dean and/or senior faculty of a professional school or equivalent leadership of a similar level and type at a comparable organization.

6. Demonstrated leadership skills and outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with team members, colleagues and other internal/external constituents toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals; resourceful with ability to recognize opportunities.

7. Appropriate management and administrative skills needed to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers; supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of staff.

8. Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple tasks and multi-phase projects simultaneously from inception to completion and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment without direct supervision.

9. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA’s fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the School of the Arts and Architecture; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness.

10. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations, and reports.

11. Impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues as well as confidential information.

12. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

13. Proficiency with Microsoft Suite of applications is required as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

14. Ability to travel and work some evenings and/or weekends as needed.

15. 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
As one of 12 prestigious professional schools at UCLA and the premier public arts school in the nation, UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture (SoAA) plays a vital role in the cultural and artistic life of the campus and broader community. Serving as the Senior Director of Development for the (SoAA), you will be a key member of our team and will work in partnership with Executive Director of Development to develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to secure major gifts in support of the school’s vision and strategic plan. This is a phenomenal opportunity to bring your strong writing skills, strategic ability to oversee and expand our fundraising and stewardship efforts and zest for engagement to develop a robust portfolio of major gift donors. You will be a valued member of our team in a supportive environment surrounded by strong leadership and motivated staff driven to excel as we meet and exceed the fundraising goals of SoAA.

Primary Responsibilities
As our Senior Director, you will work to identify and qualify a range of prospective donors to build and enhance the major and annual giving pipeline for the school’s fundraising efforts. With an emphasis on major gifts at $50,000+ and endowment gifts of $100,000+, you will build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects and will frequently engage with donors and volunteers. In this role, you will manage staff leading donor relations, stewardship and annual giving efforts and will also oversee and guide all written materials, proposals and presentations related to fundraising. Working collaboratively with SoAA, External Affairs and a wide level and variety of internal and external constituents, as our Senior Director, you will be an essential member of our team in furthering our development program. We encourage you join us and our commitment, dedication and unwavering belief in the fundamental value of creativity and the artist’s unique ability to change the world and shape the future. We offer staff many professional growth opportunities at UCLA.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of five years of experience and progressive responsibility as a professional development officer and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

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

3. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising at a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

4. Proven skills in developing sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing and administering complex major gift solicitations or other solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

5. Demonstrated skill and/or ability to work with a dean and/or senior faculty of a professional school or equivalent leadership of a similar level and type at a comparable organization.

6. Demonstrated leadership skills and outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with team members, colleagues and other internal/external constituents toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals; resourceful with ability to recognize opportunities.

7. Appropriate management and administrative skills needed to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers; supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of staff.

8. Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple tasks and multi-phase projects simultaneously from inception to completion and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment without direct supervision.

9. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA’s fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the School of the Arts and Architecture; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness.

10. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations, and reports.

11. Impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues as well as confidential information.

12. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

13. Proficiency with Microsoft Suite of applications is required as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

14. Ability to travel and work some evenings and/or weekends as needed.

15. 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.