Apr 01, 2018

Assistant Director of Development, Physical Sciences

  • UCLA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Development Education (Higher)

Job Description

Working Title : Assistant Director of Development, Physical Sciences
Department : Development - College of Letters & Science
Reports To : Executive Director of Development, Physical Sciences
Supervises : N/A
Salary : Up to $64,000
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER II
Req Nbr : 27445

Position Summary
As one of four academic divisions within UCLA College, the Division of Physical Sciences is the engine for real-world advances in the physical sciences that positively affect our lives in so many ways. Philanthropy enables the Division to maintain UCLA's position as a world leader in the physical sciences in order to reap the benefits of the Division's research and speed the pace of discovery, for the benefit of all of society. The Division of Physical Sciences seeks an Assistant Director of Development with experience, self-confidence and initiative to assist with and raise the funds to keep these initiatives in motion.

Primary Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Executive Director of Development for Physical Sciences, the Assistant Director will identify, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects for the Physical Sciences division. This individual will engage high-level volunteers to provide community linkage to development programs and to assist with specific solicitations and other programmatic elements as necessary; meet with faculty in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise; and represent the College and its divisions to the broader community. The Assistant Director will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices in the College and External Affairs; use available data to develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to academic priorities; organize and conduct meetings of volunteers and donors designed to identify new prospective donors for private support; identify a core group of prospective donors for major gifts; and maintain active awareness of individuals in the prospect pool at various stages of identification, cultivation and solicitation. In consultation with the Executive Director and other Directors of Development, the Assistant Director will strategically plan, prepare for and participate in major gift solicitations.

1. Experience as a professional development officer or comparable sales, marketing or related position with transferable skills.

2. Working knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising and major giving in a research university with demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

3. Excellent written communication skills, necessary to write and edit letters, memos, reports, discussion documents, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials.

4. Strong 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 College and Division of Physical Sciences.

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

6. Interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with other staff, academic leaders, faculty, community leaders, donors and volunteers.

7. Able 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 high-paced work 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. Familiarity with word processing, database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications as needed; and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access are preferred.

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

11. Working knowledge of CRM donor database is preferred.

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

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Title / Level of Responsibility

Deputy Director

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