Director of Development, Humanities, UCLA College of Letters & Science

Los Angeles, California
$78,700 - $100,000 annually USD
Aug 23, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCLA is a home to a community of scholars engaged in the pursuit of knowledge. The humanities are at the heart of a college education, serving as one of four academic divisions within the UCLA College of Letters and Science.  As a robust and diverse environment for learning, the Division of Humanities encompasses programs, institutes and centers that cultivate creative, critical thought. Studying the past through philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, and language informs and enlightens the future. Philanthropy and the ability to raise funds for the Division’s programs and initiatives make this possible. UCLA is currently recruiting for a Director of Development, Division of Humanities.

An experienced and innovative fundraiser, the Director of Development will implement a strategic development plan reflecting the academic priorities of the Division of Humanities, under the supervision of the Executive Director of Humanities and Undergraduate Education Development in the College of Letters and Science and in consultation with the Dean of Humanities. He/She will establish long-range goals and objectives, including for The Centennial Campaign and beyond. The Director will develop constituencies and identify a core group of prospective donors, including major gift donors, in relation to academic priorities for cultivation and solicitation. This position will meet with volunteers, donors, prospective donors, faculty, and community stakeholders as well as cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices in the College of Letters and Science and throughout External Affairs. The Director will seek to understand research interests and areas of expertise as well as serve as a staff resource to the Dean of Humanities and represent the Division of Humanities in the College and to the broader community.

The Director of Development will possess five years of progressively responsible development experience, with a strong working knowledge of principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education. He/She will have the ability to effectively work harmoniously to achieve fundraising goals and demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual, corporate and foundation identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies. The Director will possess excellent communication and listening skills and experience implementing special events to convey UCLA's fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the Division of Humanities.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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