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Associate Director, Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy (HYBRID)
Development - Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy
Working Title : Associate Director, Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy (HYBRID)
Department : Development - Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy
Reports To : Senior Executive Director, Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy
Supervises :
Salary : $90,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 3
Req Nbr : 2872

Position Summary
UCLA is consistently ranked among the top universities in the nation, surpassing $1B in research and development expenditures annually. Funding from philanthropic organizations is critical to the university’s ability to carry out its education and research mission. UCLA Development’s Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy (FRCP) team leads the development of strategic funding opportunities on behalf of the university with major foundations, corporate foundations, and other philanthropic organizations across the U.S. and internationally. As the Associate Director, serve as a collaborative partner with colleagues across campus in order to develop thoughtful, coordinated, and productive relationships between UCLA’s faculty, staff, and leadership with donors.

Primary Responsibilities
The Associate Director will be part of the frontline fundraising core of the central FRCP Office and will be responsible for meeting annual fundraising, donor engagement, and other goals set forth for FRCP. Using your ability to articulate academic content and values of UCLA’s programs to sophisticated organizations, you will be responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects with capacity to provide five- and six-figure gifts and grants to UCLA. As our Associate Director, you will work closely with colleagues in FRCP as well as select schools, institutes and/or centers as assigned to cultivate working relationships between assigned areas and corporate and foundation partners. As a valued member of our team, you will be given the guidance, inspiration and resources to excel as part of many professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in grant writing, industry relations or similar role in a university, research institution or other organization of equivalent complexity with ability to secure gifts and grants for various programs.

2. Experience with the grant/proposal writing process.

3. Understanding of philanthropic principles, values and practices and knowledge of terms and resources specific to foundation and organizational fundraising.

4. Ability to conceptualize and implement corporate and foundation identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

5. Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write and edit proposals, case statements, letters of inquiry, reports and related business correspondence; ability to prepare other clear and compelling cultivation and solicitation materials.

6. Strong oral communication skills to collect and convey information with accuracy, diplomacy and tact; ability to persuasively express the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to FRCP goals and objectives.

7. Detail oriented with ability to take initiative, work equally well independently and as part of a team, accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

8. Ability to run, analyze and summarize computer-generated reports; analyze data effectively to evaluate progress; recognize areas of weakness and recommend strategies that achieve stated objectives.

9. Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor files and other information; impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with funders, other donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues.

10. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications in a prompt and efficient manner.

11. Experience with Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred.

12. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events is preferred.

13. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed.

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 is consistently ranked among the top universities in the nation, surpassing $1B in research and development expenditures annually. Funding from philanthropic organizations is critical to the university’s ability to carry out its education and research mission. UCLA Development’s Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy (FRCP) team leads the development of strategic funding opportunities on behalf of the university with major foundations, corporate foundations, and other philanthropic organizations across the U.S. and internationally. As the Associate Director, serve as a collaborative partner with colleagues across campus in order to develop thoughtful, coordinated, and productive relationships between UCLA’s faculty, staff, and leadership with donors.

Primary Responsibilities
The Associate Director will be part of the frontline fundraising core of the central FRCP Office and will be responsible for meeting annual fundraising, donor engagement, and other goals set forth for FRCP. Using your ability to articulate academic content and values of UCLA’s programs to sophisticated organizations, you will be responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects with capacity to provide five- and six-figure gifts and grants to UCLA. As our Associate Director, you will work closely with colleagues in FRCP as well as select schools, institutes and/or centers as assigned to cultivate working relationships between assigned areas and corporate and foundation partners. As a valued member of our team, you will be given the guidance, inspiration and resources to excel as part of many professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in grant writing, industry relations or similar role in a university, research institution or other organization of equivalent complexity with ability to secure gifts and grants for various programs.

2. Experience with the grant/proposal writing process.

3. Understanding of philanthropic principles, values and practices and knowledge of terms and resources specific to foundation and organizational fundraising.

4. Ability to conceptualize and implement corporate and foundation identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

5. Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write and edit proposals, case statements, letters of inquiry, reports and related business correspondence; ability to prepare other clear and compelling cultivation and solicitation materials.

6. Strong oral communication skills to collect and convey information with accuracy, diplomacy and tact; ability to persuasively express the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to FRCP goals and objectives.

7. Detail oriented with ability to take initiative, work equally well independently and as part of a team, accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

8. Ability to run, analyze and summarize computer-generated reports; analyze data effectively to evaluate progress; recognize areas of weakness and recommend strategies that achieve stated objectives.

9. Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor files and other information; impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with funders, other donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues.

10. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications in a prompt and efficient manner.

11. Experience with Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred.

12. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events is preferred.

13. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed.

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.