Working Title : Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Department : Development - UCLA College
Reports To : Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Supervises : Support Staff
Salary : Up to $70,000
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER II
Req Nbr : 28972
UCLA College is the academic heart of UCLA and home to more than 85 percent of the university's 28,000 undergraduate students. Together, its four academic divisions of Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences encompass 34 departments, 109 undergraduate majors, more than 50 graduate degree programs and over 40 PhD programs that span research and teaching across both traditional and emerging disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences. Undergraduate and graduate students of the College move on to become business, government, community and academic leaders of California and the world. In addition to the support provided by individual donors, fundraising through corporations and foundations also plays a vital role in moving forward the mission and goals of the College.
Under the direction of the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Assistant Director will manage a broad range of development activities to support UCLA College and its corporate and foundation relations activities. The Assistant Director will cultivate working relationships with development officers, faculty, administrators, and staff, including the central Donor Relations office and the Office of Contract and Grant Administration. This individual will initiate projects and procedures to increase prospect and donor pools and to improve the tracking and processing of grants for the College. The Assistant Director will develop written materials in support of Corporate and Foundation Relation fundraising initiatives including briefing memos and research profiles; will edit and proofread all proposals; and will prepare each for submission per the UCLA and respective foundation guidelines. The Assistant Director will manage the matching gift program for the College including tracking match eligible gifts, donor follow-up, maintaining an up-to-date database of participating corporations and match details while working with the Corporate and Foundation Relations team to identify strategies to increase the number of matching gift dollars for the College. In addition, the Assistant Director will work with the College development officers to manage the acknowledgement process for corporations and foundations.
1. One to two years' experience in a fundraising environment preferably in a university, research institution or other organization of equivalent complexity.
2. Understanding of philanthropic principles, values and practices with general knowledge of terms and resources specific to corporate and foundation fundraising.
3. Excellent oral communication skills to collect and convey information with accuracy, diplomacy and tact; ability to persuasively express mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the corporate and foundation funding priorities of UCLA College.
4. Excellent written communication skills necessary to write and edit letters, memos, reports, discussion documents, proposals and other creative and persuasive cultivation and solicitation materials to corporations and foundations.
5. Demonstrated skill in using a variety of electronic resources to find and compile information about prospective and current funders and affiliated individuals, and the ability to synthesize gathered material for incorporation into relevant development documents.
6. Ability to take initiative, work independently and accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing workflow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.
7. Impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues.
8. Collaborative with ability to work with development professionals and others to identify prospects and appropriately organize information as it relates to individual, foundation and corporate giving.
9. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, maintaining composure under pressure, and to work as part of a large team to achieve common goals.
10. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications as needed.
11. Experience with the grant writing process is preferred.
12. Experience working with a donor database or similar membership or sales database is preferred.
13. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.