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Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations

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Job Summary Requisition Number: 29261 Job Title: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER IV Working Title: Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations Salary: Salary to commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience Job Type: Career Department Name: 4045-DEVELOPMENT Department Website URL: www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu Job Summary Statement: The Executive Director will provide leadership, oversight and strategic direction to professional development staff developing and implementing comprehensive development efforts for the unit of Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations. This individual will develop long term strategies aimed at large companies and foundations where business and philanthropic interest may reach beyond a single discipline or research topic. The Executive Director will establish close working relationships with departmental heads and faculty and will become thoroughly familiar with activities and research interests in order to develop research and philanthropic partnerships with industries that lead to gifts, grants, contracts, etc. This individual will provide research on current funding activities of specific companies and foundations and facilitate introduction of appropriate campus personnel to companies and foundations. The Executive Director will manage a portfolio of the campus' most complex and important corporate and foundation partners and will work with leadership, volunteers and donors to identify new prospective corporate donors. This individual will collaborate closely with campus units to provide leadership, partnership, consultation and/or support as appropriate with regards to specific corporate and foundation prospects and/or general corporate and foundation fundraising strategies. Additionally, this position will work with the Associate Vice Chancellor, Development on campus-wide or multi-disciplinary projects where appropriate, especially those with special appeal to corporate or foundation support. Percentage of Time: 100 Shift Start: 8:00 am Shift End: 5:00 pm function checkForSelectedStatus(){ return true;} Qualifications for Position 15 Records Qualifications Required/Preferred 1.Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in foundation and corporate fundraising in a higher education setting and/or similar experience in a nonprofit, industry relations or related environment working with corporate and foundation funders. Required 2.Strong understanding of funding frameworks for private foundations with a demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement appropriate, individualized strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of corporate and foundation prospects. Required 3.Demonstrated experience in soliciting high-level gifts and/or other solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity. Required 4.Management and administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate professional staff and volunteers. Required 5.Demonstrated experience with budget preparation and resource management. Required 6.Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement marketing, communications, and operations support services including the ability to envision and articulate future direction. Required 7.Outstanding organizational skills and ability to exercise initiative, work proactively, and accept responsibility. Required 8.Ability to navigate and thrive in a complex and dynamic environment, managing conflicting priorities and coordinating multiple tasks. Required 9.Advanced written communication skills to communicate campus priorities and concerns by letter and proposal to senior corporate and foundation executives. Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective partnerships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies. Required 10.Proven strong team-building skills, creating liaisons with campus development colleagues, academic and administrative leadership, and faculty to develop effective cultivation and solicitation strategies. Required 11.Familiarity with rapidly evolving issues related to corporate and foundation relations and higher education funding, finance and compliance. Required 12.Ability to travel and work nights and weekends as required. Required 13.Knowledge of UCLA and its philanthropic history is preferred. Preferred 14.Prior experience in a capital campaign is preferred. Preferred 15.Advanced degree is preferred. Preferred Additional Posting Information Bargaining Unit: 99-Policy Covered Application Deadline: 02-10-2019 External Posting Date: Quicklink To Posting: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74899 Special Instructions: Contact information: Number of Positions: function checkForSelectedStatus(){ return true;} Special EmploymentDesignations/Requirements Per UC Policy Conflict of Interest: N/A Critical: Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation. Driving Record: N/A E-Verify Check:

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Posted: 1/28/2019
Application Due: 5/8/2019
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