Apr 01, 2018

Director of Development, UCLA CAP

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

Job Description

Working Title : Director of Development, UCLA CAP
Department : Development - Performing Arts
Reports To : CAP UCLA Executive and Artistic Director
Supervises : Support Staff
Salary : $81,000 - $163,000
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER III
Req Nbr : 27406

Position Summary
UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents contemporary performing arts in every discipline. Collectively serving the campus and greater public, CAP UCLA enjoys a legacy of more than 80 years supporting acclaimed artists who create extraordinary work in the dedicated practices of contemporary dance, theater and music, in addition to emerging genres. CAP UCLA is part of the School of the Arts and Architecture and regularly collaborates with faculty and students across campus, the Fowler Museum and the Hammer Museum as well as other Los Angeles arts, cultural and community organizations.

The Advancement Officer III reports to the CAP UCLA Executive and Artistic Director, and is responsible for all activity related to CAP's fundraising, special events and donor/volunteer programs including UCLA Centennial Campaign-related giving opportunities for major and legacy gifts that can support sustained and future growth of CAP and its endowment.

Primary Responsibilities
CAP UCLA presents an annual and ambitious slate of performances and programs at multiple venues on the UCLA campus and at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The incumbent will be responsible for creating, tailoring and activating short-and long-term plans and robust strategies for individual and foundation fundraising, with particular emphasis on the expansion of an individual major gift effort aimed at achieving those objectives.

The Advancement Officer III will frequently interact with the Executive Producer Council, the National Cabinet, Artist Circle and Design for Sharing donors, and other high level members, working in concert with CAP senior leadership and the Director of Marketing and Communications, to develop and implement a service-oriented donor/patron program.

The Advancement Officer III shall also support the Executive and Artistic Director with the interchange between the department and the academic units within the School of the Arts and Architecture and any specific fundraising goals that arise from those collaborations. The incumbent will manage a major gift prospect portfolio with goals for solicitations and dollars raised and will also oversees the preparation of all aspects of grant applications and proposals and ensures timely reporting as appropriate.

The Advancement Officer III will work closely with External Affairs partners, especially the Executive Director of Development for the School of Arts and Architecture and the School's team of development professionals.

1. Strong communication, negotiation and written skills to build and maintain cooperative, effective relationships with donors, patrons, administrators, campus and community leaders, staff and volunteers.

2. Five or more years of experience working for not-for-profit institutions and their boards, preferably with arts organizations and/or colleges and universities, with a proven track record in major gift fundraising.

3. Broad experience and skills in developing and implementing strategies for cultivation and solicitation of foundations and individuals, particularly at major gift levels.

4. Demonstrated effective management and leadership abilities in a supporting role.

5. Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to effectively select, train, lead and motivate staff.

6. Demonstrated high level of responsiveness and attentiveness within a complex organization and in dealing with donors, patrons and potential donors.

7. Demonstrated successful event planning and management experience.

8. Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising and giving potential within a public arts organization.

9. Broad understanding of the contemporary performing arts, trends in arts and cultural programming nationally and internationally and knowledge of Los Angeles philanthropic community.

10. Knowledge of professional standards and legal requirements regarding fundraising activities.

11. Skill in financial planning, budgeting and strong aptitude for statistical and budgetary analysis.

12. Skill in public speaking and working in group settings to convey information and mediate differences.

13. Ability to interact diplomatically with persons from varied backgrounds.

14. Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrated high-level of personal integrity, discretion, diplomacy, honesty, sense of humor, and professional maturity.

15. Working knowledge of complex databases, database development and advance software management and familiarity with fundraising software.

16. Ability to work fluctuating hours, including evenings and weekends.

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

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