We doubt the critics, reject the status quo and see opportunity in dissatisfaction. Our campus, faculty and students are driven by optimism. It is not naïve; it is essential. And it has fueled every accomplishment, allowing us to redefine what's possible, time after time.
 
This can-do perspective has brought us 14 Nobel Prizes, 13 faculty MacArthur Fellows, 118 NCAA titles and more Olympic medals than most nations. Our faculty and alumni helped create the Internet and pioneered reverse osmosis. And more than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at UCLA.
 
What inspires MacArthur Fellows and Rhodes Scholars? What gave Jackie Robinson the courage to become the first African American in Major League Baseball? What was the catalyst that spurred Vint Cerf and Leonard Kleinrock's dream of the Internet?
The answer is optimism. And it is in our DNA
 
It is what enables us to push forward and redefine what's possible. It pervades our focus on education, research and service and, in turn, opens limitless opportunities to every student.
 
And through its eye-opening lens, we see beyond the classroom, allowing us to engage with the world right now.
 
As UCLA moves onward, we leverage our history to define our future. Every achievement and breakthrough we have made justifies our optimism, calling us to build upon our past. And as we near the end of a century of excellence, we steadfastly pursue future endeavors with the same optimism that brought us here.
Jul 15, 2019
The Director of International Programs at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law ("Williams Institute") will oversee and develop the Institute's international program. The Director will manage efforts to expand the Institute's international networks, manage international visitors, provide expert guidance to media, governments, and other institutions, and conduct original research in collaboration with international researchers. The Director will grow resources for the international program to enable the Institute to hire trainers and additional scholars and support staff. Our first funded project is a training program. The Director will be responsible for conceptualizing and implementing the training program to support research, analysis, and data collection to inform sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy outside the U.S. The program will train researchers, lawyers, and/or support professionals who are based outside the U.S. The Director will report to the Institute's Executive Director and Research Director.   Graduate degree required; Ph.D., or other advanced degree and experience.   Minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant scholarship.   Experience teaching.   Knowledge of international LGBT issues (required) and familiarity with and connections to scholars, academics, advocates, leaders of NGOs and other stakeholders abroad; connections with LGBT communities abroad.   Demonstrated commitment to collaboration/participatory approaches (research or program development and implementation.)   Management experience and demonstrated skill in program development and fundraising.   Previous experience conceptualizing, designing, and implementing quantitative studies.   Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and in a culturally-competent manner with colleagues of diverse backgrounds; must be able to form strong relationships and partnerships among researchers and organizations and be willing to be guided by priorities of, and committed to partnership with, local stakeholders.   Demonstrated ability to work independently or in team settings and to adapt effectively to rapidly shifting priorities and high-pressure situations.   Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.   Spanish language fluency (oral, written). Preferred   Ability to travel, including internationally, and work evenings and weekends as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.   Commitment to the Williams Institute's mission and passion for improving conditions for LGBT people in other countries.
UCLA Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jul 15, 2019
The Assistant Director of Development (ADoD) at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA), will lead, grow and provide strategy for its membership programs and annual fundraising from individual donors. Reporting to the Director of Development, the ADoD will create and execute a comprehensive fundraising and donor strategy for CAP UCLA's Executive Producer Council, members (both patron-level and general) and individual donors. The ADoD will also collaborate with the Executive & Artistic Director and Director of Development on leadership and campaign giving.  Primary Responsibilities The ADoD will have four major responsibilities: 1) managing projects, events and programs in support of development goals and the organizational strategic plan, 2) managing a portfolio of individual donors members and volunteers, 3) working with Executive and Artistic Director, Director of Development, Executive Producer Council, key donors, School of Arts and Architecture Dean and staff, and campus External Affairs colleagues to build the fundraising capacity of CAP and 4) overseeing the donor relations, CAP membership programs and development-oriented volunteer functions, including donor acknowledgement and stewardship. The ADoD must be experienced in donor relations, event planning and membership program management, including creating new and innovative strategies to grow and enhance membership.  CAP UCLA's current fundraising efforts include annual and membership support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies, as well as a capital campaign to fund a new facility, The UCLA Nimoy Theater in Westwood Village. Additional program revenue comes from ticket sales and endowment interest.  Qualifications 1. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of development in a major research university or performing arts organization with emphasis on individual giving and/or membership programs.  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and poise in dealing with deans, faculty members, students, administrators, community leaders, volunteers, and donors.  3. Skill in planning and implementing a comprehensive individual giving program.  4. Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings as required for special events and to supervise donor lounge.  5. Strong verbal communication skills to express the mission of the university and the mission and fundraising goals of CAP UCLA.  6. Excellent command of written English to produce professional, clear, compelling proposals, correspondence, reports, and other development materials.  7. Skill in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and database programs.  8. Ability to work under pressure and to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines in a self-directed, prioritized manner, and flexibility to meet changing needs and priorities as they occur.  9. Ability to work cooperatively with in-house staff and campus colleagues and to work graciously with donors.  10. Ability to effectively work with all development staff members and supervise casual staff and/or volunteers.  11. Ability to work independently and to initiate projects to further the overall fundraising effort.  12. Skill in developing, monitoring, and reconciling budgets; produce and analyze reports.  13. Two year's minimum experience in customer service/donor stewardship for a performing arts organization.  14. Two years' experience in development is preferred.  15. Bachelor's degree is preferred.  Employment is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check. 
UCLA Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jul 15, 2019
Founded in 1945, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is recognized around the world as a leader in engineering education, research and service. The School has developed generations of rigorously trained engineers and has been the home for solutions to challenges in fields including energy, sustainability, healthcare, communications, transportation, infrastructure and information technology. Driving these efforts is the ability to raise funds that keep vital research and initiatives in motion and deliver on the School's promise to enhance engineering excellence in California and around the world.  Primary Responsibilities Under the direction of the Director of Development Operations, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for directing the School's effort to develop and nurture mutually supportive relationships between UCLA Samueli and its alumni. The Assistant Director will identify and cultivate new prospects for referral to the annual giving and major gifts teams as well as collaborate with these teams to plan development-driven alumni events. This individual will assist in the continued growth and development of the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) to include social, development, admissions, recruitment and career networking activities for the benefit of UCLA and UCLA Samueli students. The Assistant Director will seek to ensure that (1) the interests of UCLA Samueli and its alumni are clearly and positively articulated and (2) UCLA Samueli offers meaningful opportunities for active alumni participation, which strengthen the bonds between alumni and the School to advance the reputation and overall goals and priorities of the School. This position requires a high level of judgment in developing a pipeline program that will ultimately result in financial support of the School from annual and major donors.  Qualifications 1. Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in a fundraising environment, preferably with an emphasis on alumni engagement and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.  2. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.  3. Understanding of mass solicitation and giving strategies and techniques with the ability to conceptualize and implement successful methods of outreach and engagement for prospect identification and cultivation.  4. Ability to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate the efforts of alumni and volunteers who support development goals and programs.  5. Strong research skills for finding and retrieving information combined with strong analytical skills for understanding and interpreting information.  6. Knowledge of database management and manipulation sufficient to run, analyze and summarize computer-generated reports; retrieve and analyze data to isolate specific market segments and recommend strategies that achieve stated objectives.  7. Ability to work effectively as part of a team with strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.  8. Excellent verbal communication skills to collect and convey information over the phone and in person with accuracy, diplomacy and tact; ability to persuasively express the mission of the university and the fundraising goals of the Samueli School.  9. Excellent written communication skills with the ability to use correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and syntax in written communications and articulate the fundraising goals of the School specifically through mass communications in print and online.  10. Detail-oriented with ability to take initiative, work independently and accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing workflow to fulfill objectives and meet goals accordingly to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.  11. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications, as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new technologies in a prompt and efficient manner.  12. Impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues.  13. Experience conceptualizing, planning and executing special events.  14. Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends as needed.  15. Experience with a Blackbaud CRM system or equivalent database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred.  16. Bachelors' degree is preferred.  Employment is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check. 
UCLA Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jul 15, 2019
Under the supervision of the Director of Development for Parent Giving and Young Alumni & Student Giving, the Associate Director of Parent Giving will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies in order to increase parent support at all gift levels campus-wide from current parents. The Associate Director will work with the events team on a variety of parent donor engagements including Bruin Family Weekend, incoming student welcome receptions, and other prospect/donor gatherings. This individual will engage leadership donors in activities across campus as a means to increase UCLA's visibility in their communities and among their peers. Primary Responsibilities With the guidance of the Director, the Associate Director will help to develop, mentor, manage and motivate the parent ambassador effort, empowering parents through education and by providing the appropriate tools to help reach established parent goals. The Associate Director will develop collegial relationships with partner Development colleagues across campus, collaboratively working to increase parent donor involvement and overall philanthropy from parents. In addition, this individual will refine the prospect pipeline for new, renewed and upgraded donors from parent constituency groups as well as create individualized solicitation plans and goals within an established budget. These efforts will contribute to the development of the major gift pipeline through consistent face-to-face donor and prospect visits that increase engagement and the probability that UCLA will become a funding priority for parents.  Qualifications 1. Minimum of three years' demonstrated experience in development, preferably with an emphasis on individual/annual giving techniques and the effective use of broad-based volunteer structures and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.  2. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of development at a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity with the ability to conceptualize and implement individual and broad-ranging cultivation and solicitation strategies.  3. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate volunteers who support development goals and programs.  4. Ability to work effectively as part of team with strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.  5. Excellent verbal 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 parent philanthropy.  6. Ability to grasp and integrate into practice university gift policy and management procedures.  7. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.  8. Ability to take initiative, work independently and 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.  9. Strong written communications skills to write and edit letters, memos, reports, discussion documents, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials.  10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor files and other information as appropriate and to use discretion when responding to inquiries.  11. Ability to run, analyze and summarize computer-generated reports; analyze data effectively to isolate specific market segments; recognize areas of weakness and recommend strategies that achieve stated objectives.  12. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications as needed.  13. Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.  14. Proficiency in Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports are preferred.  15. Bachelor's degree is preferred.  Employment is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check. 
UCLA Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jul 15, 2019
The Director of Development for Asia, who will be based on campus, will be responsible for developing an operating plan targeted for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospective major gift ($100,000 and above) donors for UCLA in the Asia region. The Director will travel to Asia throughout the year as appropriate and will devise specialized strategies to increase the level of alumni and donor engagement and to build the pipeline of prospects and donors toward greater overall philanthropy for UCLA. This individual will conduct outreach activities and implement plans for expanding the UCLA fundraising presence in Asia, as a key region for UCLA's future. This individual will be responsible for developing a stewardship program for all major donors, as well as existing and new Chancellor's Society donors who live or work in the region. Reporting to the Senior Executive Director for Individual Giving, this individual will develop and maintain a prospect pipeline of a designated number of new, renewed, and upgraded donors and prospective donors.  Primary Responsibilities With an established budget, the Director will create an annual strategic plan with identification, cultivation and stewardship plans for major gifts. When appropriate, this individual will engage leadership donors in volunteer leadership roles. Partnership with these volunteer groups will increase UCLA's visibility in the community and will develop, mentor, motivate and grow regional volunteer efforts that will empower volunteers through education and goal-setting to help reach established regional goals. The Director will also provide volunteer and campus leadership staffing to include staffing the Chancellor, Vice Provost and Deans, adhering to External Affairs guidelines in preparation for and post visits. In addition, this individual will develop collegial relationships with partner Development colleagues across campus to work collaboratively to increase donor involvement and overall philanthropy in their region.  Qualifications 1. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, with a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, or equivalent experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.  2. Proven management skills and the ability to effectively evaluate, prioritize and develop individuals of all stages in a portfolio.  3. Ability to establish, maintain and work harmoniously with donors, prospects, volunteers, development staff and other constituents toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.  4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual, corporate and foundation identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.  5. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.  6. Ability to establish priorities and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  7. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA's fundraising goals and those specific to the designated region; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness.  8. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals and reports.  9. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.  10. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications as well as familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies in a prompt and efficient manner.  11. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed; ability to travel to Asia for UCLA as needed and to provide staffing and event support for UCLA leadership such as the Chancellor, deans, vice provosts and faculty traveling to Asia as agreed with supervisor.  12. Fluency in Mandarin is highly preferred.  13. Bachelor's degree is preferred.  Employment is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check. 
UCLA Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jul 15, 2019
The Director, Regional Giving for the Northwest region, who will reside in and work in the Northwest, will be responsible for developing an operating plan targeted for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospective major gift ($100,000 and above) donors through the Centennial Campaign for UCLA and beyond. This individual will also be responsible for Chancellor’s Cabinet ($10,000 and above), Chancellor’s Associates and Council ($2,500 to $9,999) and Chancellor’s Circle (CA) levels ($1,000+). The Director will be responsible for developing a stewardship program for all major donors, as well as existing and new Chancellor’s Society donors who live or work in those areas. Reporting to the Executive Director for Regional Giving, the Director will develop and maintain a prospect pipeline of a designated number of new, renewed and upgraded donors and prospective donors.  Primary Responsibilities With an established budget, the Director will create an annual strategic plan with identification, cultivation and stewardship plans for major gifts and will also create individualized solicitation plans and goals leading to gifts at the $1,000 to $99,999 levels. This individual will engage leadership donors in volunteer leadership roles, including a Chancellor’s Society Regional Volunteer Committee and the Northwest Regional Campaign Committee made up of major gift donors in this area. Partnership with these volunteer groups will increase UCLA’s visibility in the community and will develop, mentor, motivate and grow regional volunteer efforts that will empower volunteers through education and goal-setting to help reach established regional goals. The Director, Regional Giving for Northwest, will develop collegial relationships with partner Development colleagues across campus to work collaboratively to increase donor involvement and overall philanthropy in the region. In addition, this individual will also be responsible for the oversight and management of a Regional Director for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest who resides and works in the region.  Qualifications 1. Minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible development experience, with a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, or equivalent experience in marketing, sales or related field.  2. Proven management skills and the ability to effectively evaluate, prioritize and develop individuals of all stages in a portfolio.  3. Ability to establish, maintain and work harmoniously with donors, prospects, volunteers, development staff and other constituents toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.  4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual, corporate and foundation identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.  5. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.  6. Ability to establish priorities and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  7. Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA’s fundraising goals and those specific to the designated region; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness.  8. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals and reports.  9. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.  10. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications as well as familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies in a prompt and efficient manner.  11. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed.  12. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Employment is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check. 
UCLA Los Angeles, CA, USA Development