Associate Director of Development, UCLA Financial Aid & Scholarships

Los Angeles, California
Up to $65,000 + benefits
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Consistently ranked among the best, UCLA has been named the nation’s top public university in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Higher education is powerful — it creates opportunities and transforms lives. Applicants to UCLA represent America’s top scholars and, each year, the University admits a select, diverse and distinguished group of students marked by excellence. Financial support makes a world-class education available to students regardless of their families’ financial standing. For these students, philanthropy opens the doors to realizing their dreams.  As a member of UCLA’s development team, your work will have an impact on continuing this legacy.

We are now accepting applications for the position of Associate Director of Development, Financial Aid & Scholarships. The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director and Director of Development, Financial Aid & Scholarships, to establish long-range goals and objectives for programs and activities in support of this effort, including assisting in the implementation of comprehensive marketing plans and developing direct marketing strategies for solicitation, cultivation and stewardship. The ideal candidate will have the ability to raise funds and manage projects with a strong documented record of gifts solicited in annual giving. He/She will be responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual gifts to Financial Aid. The Associate Director will work on conceptualizing and implementing strategies and processes to increase the number of donors and facilitate their movement from annual giving to major and planned giving. In addition, he/she will serve as a resource across campus for financial aid and other development staff to build and enhance the pipeline of annual gifts and pool of major donor prospects.

The Associate Director will have proven team-building skills and experience creating liaisons to develop effective cultivation and solicitation strategies. Effective written and verbal communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to be resilient, proactive and responsible with a high level of interpersonal skills. He/She will be detail-oriented with ability to work independently, organize, prioritize and complete work in a timely manner.

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 -

For a more detailed description of this position and how to apply, please visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at and click on “Open Positions” to locate requisition #26575.

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