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Associate Director of Leadership Giving (HYBRID)
Development - School of Law
Working Title : Associate Director of Leadership Giving (HYBRID)
Department : Development - School of Law
Reports To : Senior Director of Development
Supervises :
Salary : $90,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraiser 3
Req Nbr : 3070

Position Summary
Pursue your passion for fundraising at UCLA Law, where you will find elite faculty, innovative curriculum, inclusive community and endless opportunity. As the first public law school in Southern California and the youngest top-ranked law school in the United States, UCLA Law has consistently pushed new boundaries in the study and practice of law. When you join UCLA Law as our Associate Director of Development, you become part of our force for change and transformation in this vital role to raise funds that keep this momentum going and ensure that all generations benefit from the legacy that is uniquely and distinctly UCLA Law. We encourage you to join our UCLA Law Development team in a collaborative, driven and intellectually rich environment that offers long-term opportunities for professional development as part of a robust External Affairs enterprise serving UCLA.

Primary Responsibilities
As the Associate Director of Development, you will be member of UCLA Law’s frontline fundraising team responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts from alumni and friends of UCLA Law with a specific focus on soliciting gifts ranging from $2,500 and up. You will identify and manage a portfolio of current and/or lapsed donors and will create individualized cultivation and solicitation strategies and timetables. You will strategize and oversee execution of a variety of donor cultivation events with a focus on Dean’s Circle level gifts. In addition, you will work in partnership with the Senior Director of Development and other development team members on a wide variety of fundraising projects and initiatives and will be a strong contributor to the broader mission of the External Affairs office.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two years of demonstrated annual giving or fundraising experience and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

2. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

3. Working knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity including annual giving techniques.

4. Ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific individual identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

5. Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising events, initiatives and programs.

6. Excellent 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 UCLA Law.

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

8. Ability to work effectively as part of a team with well-developed interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and build and sustain lasting relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

9. 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.

10. Knowledge of data management and manipulation sufficient to retrieve data and isolate specific market segments.

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

12. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

13. Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.

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

15. Bachelor’s degree 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
Pursue your passion for fundraising at UCLA Law, where you will find elite faculty, innovative curriculum, inclusive community and endless opportunity. As the first public law school in Southern California and the youngest top-ranked law school in the United States, UCLA Law has consistently pushed new boundaries in the study and practice of law. When you join UCLA Law as our Associate Director of Development, you become part of our force for change and transformation in this vital role to raise funds that keep this momentum going and ensure that all generations benefit from the legacy that is uniquely and distinctly UCLA Law. We encourage you to join our UCLA Law Development team in a collaborative, driven and intellectually rich environment that offers long-term opportunities for professional development as part of a robust External Affairs enterprise serving UCLA.

Primary Responsibilities
As the Associate Director of Development, you will be member of UCLA Law’s frontline fundraising team responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts from alumni and friends of UCLA Law with a specific focus on soliciting gifts ranging from $2,500 and up. You will identify and manage a portfolio of current and/or lapsed donors and will create individualized cultivation and solicitation strategies and timetables. You will strategize and oversee execution of a variety of donor cultivation events with a focus on Dean’s Circle level gifts. In addition, you will work in partnership with the Senior Director of Development and other development team members on a wide variety of fundraising projects and initiatives and will be a strong contributor to the broader mission of the External Affairs office.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of two years of demonstrated annual giving or fundraising experience and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.

2. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

3. Working knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity including annual giving techniques.

4. Ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific individual identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

5. Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising events, initiatives and programs.

6. Excellent 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 UCLA Law.

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

8. Ability to work effectively as part of a team with well-developed interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and build and sustain lasting relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

9. 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.

10. Knowledge of data management and manipulation sufficient to retrieve data and isolate specific market segments.

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

12. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

13. Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.

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

15. Bachelor’s degree 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.