Working Title : Associate Director, UCLA Fund Chancellor's Society
Department : Development - Annual Giving & Campus Engagement
Reports To : Director, UCLA Chancellor's Society
Supervises : N/A
Salary : Up to $66,000
Payroll Classification: Advancement Officer II
Req Nbr : 27389
At UCLA, those who inspire by example come together in a community called the Chancellor's Society. Originally founded in 1966 through the vision of then-Chancellor, Franklin Murphy, UCLA's annual giving program strives to extend the University's gratitude to those who invest their time and resources each year in making UCLA one of the world's premier educational institutions. Over the past five decades, the Chancellor's Society has emerged as a dedicated community of annual donors that represents the model of philanthropic leadership at UCLA.
Under the general supervision of the Director, UCLA Chancellor's Society, the Associate Director, UCLA Chancellor's Society, will actively participate in program management and administration, cultivation, stewardship and pipeline development activities for the university's leadership annual giving recognition program. The Associate Director will actively assist the Director in solidifying core activities and program components of the Chancellor's Society. He/ She will actively assist with Chancellor's Society volunteer management, including scheduling, coordinating and preparing for volunteer committee meetings. The Associate Director will evaluate pipeline development opportunities for the Chancellor's Society with the opportunity to manage a portfolio of prospects for the Chancellor's Society entry level. The Associate Director will actively participate in strengthening the Chancellor's Society stewardship program, including planning and executing UCLA Chancellor's Society special events.
1. Minimum of three years of experience in higher education development or a comparable related field with transferable skills; working knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising in a major research university.
2. Ability to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate the efforts of volunteers.
3. 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 leadership annual giving.
4. Demonstrated political acumen with ability to exchange information and opinions constructively.
5. Interpersonal skills to work harmoniously with other staff, academic leaders, faculty, community leaders, donors and volunteers.
6. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.
7. Strong ability to take initiative, work independently, set priorities and manage work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a high-paced work environment.
8. Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations, and reports.
9. Skill in analyzing information to define problems and objectives.
10. Ability to treat constituents with respect, utilizing active listening skills and following through with any inquiries.
11. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.
12. Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.
Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory pre-employment background check.