Apr 01, 2018

Director, Annual Giving

  • UCLA
Development Education (Higher)

Job Description

Working Title : Director, Annual Giving
Department : Development - Health Sciences Development
Reports To : AVC, Donor Engagement
Supervises : Professional & Support Staff
Salary : Up to $110,000
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER III
Req Nbr : 27234

Position Summary
UCLA is home to leading medical facilities, world-renowned physicians and is one of the premier providers of modern medicine to the Los Angeles area and the nation. More than 200 of UCLA's physicians are listed among the "Best Doctors in America," and UCLA Hospitals are consistently ranked among the top ten in the nation. UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine are at the cutting edge of biomedical research and our doctors and scientists are leaders in performing pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines. Driving these efforts is the ability to raise funds that advance patient care, medical education and research.

Primary Responsibilities
The Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and evaluating a comprehensive, data-driven annual giving program focused on growing the base of philanthropic support from multiple constituencies to serve priority needs of the University's medical enterprise (UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine). In the absence of the Executive Director, Health Sciences Development Operations, the Director will report to the Senior Director of Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations for Health Sciences Development. He/She will focus on leading a team that will grow the base of private support by both acquiring and retaining donors across multiple channels, and will serve as key internal resource for individual development officers. In collaboration with staff across health sciences, the Director will plan and coordinate donor acquisitions as well as upgrade and renewal strategies for annual giving programs. He/She will recruit, train and manage annual giving team members and oversee the annual giving budget.

1. Four or more years of demonstrated experience and progressive responsibility as a professional development officer, ideally in a higher education or medical setting.

2. Ability to deal with confidential information with complete discretion.

3. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting and to interact effectively with donors, volunteers, academic leaders, faculty and staff.

4. Strong oral and written communication skills.

5. Strong skills in word processing, spreadsheets and databases; ability to learn new technologies in a prompt and efficient manner.

6. Must be comfortable and creative as a computer user, interested in using technology to streamline activities. Able to work effectively within a complex IT environment, with strong data analysis skills with the ability to create data manipulation instructions for IT staff and outside vendors.

7. Strong leadership qualities, including the ability to provide direction and motivation to others through communication, personal integrity, and high achievement.

8. Ability to recruit, supervise and motivate professional and administrative support staff to fulfill goals and objectives of the program.

9. Ability to navigate and be effective within a complex organization.

10. Strong organizational skills, including a commitment to and track record in both strategic and operational planning.

11. Knowledge of and experience with web and graphic design software are preferred.

12. Experience with market segmentation and execution across a variety of channels is preferred.

13. Knowledge of prospect research techniques to identify potential major and planned gift donors is preferred.

14. Bachelor's degree or higher is preferred.

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

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