Assistant Director of Development, UCLA Medical Education & Scholarship Programs

Job description

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. It is our integrated mission to provide state-of-the-art patient care, train top medical professionals, and support pioneering research and discovery. The Medical Education and Scholarship Programs help UCLA recruit some of the nation's best medical and graduate students, lifting the burden of debt and facilitating pursuit of career paths aligned with their passions, including dual-degree programs and scholarly research, and support associated initiatives identified as priorities by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA's Vice Dean for Education. Driving these efforts is the ability to raise funds that advance patient care, medical education and research.

As the Assistant Director of Development for Medical Education and Scholarship Programs, you will work closely with the Director of Medical Education and Scholarship Programs to help implement a comprehensive development program that addresses specific needs and priorities for medical education and scholarship initiatives, particularly as they relate to donor cultivation and stewardship; data collection, culling, synthesis and forecasting; and annual and special giving. You will strategically analyze and interpret complex data and translate it as appropriate as a tool for stewardship and vehicle for donor communications. Ideal candidates for this role will have a keen understanding of the impact of data and its intricate relationship with the fundraising efforts of the Medical Education & Scholarship Programs' work to develop targeted stewardship and cultivation projects and initiatives. As the Assistant Director, you will work with the Director of the Medical Alumni Association and other key staff and faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine to gain a deep understanding of the scope of medical education necessary to execute appropriate donor strategies for the aligned priorities and goals of Medical Education & Scholarship Programs.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have at least two years of progressively responsible development experience or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing and business development. You will also possess a working knowledge of the principles and practices of development, including stewardship and annual giving, at a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity. In addition to being proficient in Microsoft Office and intrigued by new software applications, you will have excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing; well-developed people skills; and grace under the pressure of deadlines and multi-tasking.

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 please visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at and click on “Open Development Positions” to view requisition #27912.




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Job No: 29712
Posted: 9/10/2018
Application Due: 11/9/2018
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Salary: Up to $66,000 per year plus benefits