Apr 01, 2018

Assistant Director, Stewardship

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

Job Description

Working Title : Assistant Director, Stewardship
Department : Development - Health Sciences Development
Reports To : Exec Dir of Stewardship and Medical Education and Scholarship Programs
Supervises : N/A
Salary : Up to $60,000
Req Nbr : 27473

Position Summary
UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced health care systems in the world. Together, UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA strive every day to be a model that redefines the standard of excellence in health care. It is our integrated mission to provide state-of-the-art patient care, train top medical professionals and support pioneering research and discovery. UCLA's fundraising activities span the entire campus and entail creativity, resourcefulness, diplomacy and impeccable integrity. The magnitude and impact of donor engagement is broad and deep and require a highly collaborative and constituent-driven team of stewardship professionals to build and sustain an extremely effective donor-centric program focused on delivering the highest level of stewardship to all UCLA donors.

Primary Responsibilities
Under general supervision of the Director of Stewardship for Health Sciences Development (HSD), the Assistant Director of Stewardship will be a skilled writer who will develop a range of donor-driven materials and have the ability to write about complex science in a style that is understandable and exciting to a lay audience. He/She will be deadline-focused and able to produce accurate and engaging materials quickly. The Assistant Director will play a key role in managing the day-to-day activities and programs of the department and ensuring timely, smooth and accurate implementation. This position will help develop and deliver strategies for effective stewardship of donors and alumni and proactively seek opportunities for developing new stewardship programs. He/She will be involved in managing information tracking processes for acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications, and continued cultivation of past and current major donors to enhance the relationships and increase the likelihood of continued contributions. This individual will proactively support the stewardship responsibilities of the development staff by assisting them in developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive stewardship program designed to foster and nurture long-term relationships with its major gift donors. The Assistant Director of Stewardship will collaborate with a diverse group of internal constituents, which may include faculty, executive staff, directors, alumni relations staff, and donor relations staff to facilitate the appropriate stewardship activities. In addition, this individual will serve as HSD contact for donors who require help resolving problems or who have questions or concerns.

1. Three or more years of donor relations, stewardship or development experience to include strong knowledge of the donor cycle.

2. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of philanthropy.

3. Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

4. Strong writing and editing skills with a high level of attention to details, facts and deadlines.

5. Tactical and innovative thinker who works well both independently and collaboratively with others as a team.

6. Outstanding project management and organizational skills with ability to manage several projects simultaneously in a large, complex, dynamic and ever-changing environment.

7. Ability to think strategically about donor engagement and generate creative solutions for stewarding donors in order to maintain and strengthen high-quality relationships with donors.

8. Ability to interpret financial data for fund tracking and donor stewardship practices.

9. Adept in database management including using query and reporting tools with ability to create and maintain accuracy of electronic databases.

10. Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft suite of applications such as Word, Excel, Access, etc., with ability to learn new technologies quickly and efficiently.

11. Track record for being dependable, consistent, prepared, engaged, focused and goal-oriented with a high level of initiative and energy to preform the duties of the position.

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

13. Experience in writing medical, scientific or donor-centric materials 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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