Apr 01, 2018

Senior Director of Development, Neurosurgery

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

Job Description

Working Title : Senior Director of Development, Neurosurgery
Department : Development - Health Sciences Development
Reports To : Senior Executive Director, Health Sciences Development
Supervises : Professional & Support Staff
Salary : Commensurate with knowledge and experience
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER IV
Req Nbr : 27435

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. UCLA's hospitals are consistently ranked among the top in the nation by U.S News and World Report and it is our integrated mission to provide state-of-the-art patient care, train top medical professionals and support pioneering research and discovery. As one of six major research themes within UCLA Health, the goal of UCLA Neuroscience is to develop and foster visible concentrations of excellence in basic and interdisciplinary neuroscience at UCLA.

Primary Responsibilities
The Senior Director of Development, Neurosurgery, will design and lead a comprehensive development program for the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery. This individual will establish goals and objectives, coordinate strategies for fund raising, and actively engage in stewardship, cultivation and communications with donors and potential donors. He/She will also be responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress to goals. In addition, the Senior Director will personally cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors at the $250,000-to-$5 million level and manage a portfolio of active major gift prospects.

1. At least seven years of progressively significant, relevant, successful experience in fundraising or comparable field with transferable skills, plus an emphasis on personnel management and major gift or similar experience.

2. Working knowledge of high-level, sophisticated Development programs preferably in an academic medical school setting.

3. Demonstrated skill in developing and implementing successful strategies for identification, cultivation and solicitation of individuals, corporations, and foundations including the ability to envision and articulate future direction.

4. Knowledge of issues facing higher education and on the basic tenets on which a public university is established.

5. Management and administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers.

6. Ability to grasp and articulate research quickly and across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

7. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, staff, donors and volunteers.

8. Ability to render mature judgments, to tolerate ambiguity and to navigate and be effective within a complex environment.

9. Extensive experience participating in strategic planning.

10. Self-starter who works independently while, at the same time, working well collectively and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.

11. Ability to work evenings and weekends as required and to travel to achieve stated goals.

12. Experience in an academic medical school or hospital setting is beneficial and preferred.

13. Knowledge of UCLA and its philanthropic history is preferred.

14. Master's degree is preferred.

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

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