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Senior Director of Development, School of Law

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Job Summary Requisition Number: 29032 Job Title: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER IV Working Title: Senior Director of Development, School of Law Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience. Job Type: Career Department Name: 4045-DEVELOPMENT Department Website URL: www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu Job Summary Statement: Founded in 1949, UCLA School of Law has garnered a reputation for artful teaching, influential scholarship and enduring innovation. As the first public law school in Southern California and the youngest top-ranked law school in the United States, UCLA Law has consistently pushed new boundaries in the study and practice of law. As a force for change and transformation, the ability for the School to raise funds plays a vital role in keeping this momentum going and ensuring that all generations benefit from the legacy that is uniquely and distinctly UCLA Law.

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for External Affairs, the Senior Director of Development is responsible for developing and executing long- and short-term strategies to secure major and principal gifts from individuals, alumni, foundations and other entities in support of the school's mission and strategic priorities. In coordination with other members of the Law School's senior administrative and advancement staff, the Senior Director will assist with the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and principal gift prospects, with an emphasis on expanding UCLA Law School's donor base outside of existing friends and alumni. Efforts of the Senior Director will emphasize fundraising within the Los Angeles/Southern California region. This individual will have responsibility for growing and expanding relationships with individuals and appropriate entities within the Los Angeles/Southern California region and will work closely with the Associate Dean and Dean to make connections as part of developing a robust pipeline of prospects and donors to increase major and principal giving for the Law School. In addition, the Senior Director will work closely with the school's Dean, Associate Dean, volunteers, faculty, Law School centers and institutes, development staff and other colleagues school-wide and campus-wide. Percentage of Time: 100 Shift Start: 8:00 am Shift End: 5:00 pm function checkForSelectedStatus(){ return true;} Qualifications for Position 14 Records Qualifications Required/Preferred 1.Minimum of seven or more years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer or similar professional experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or related environment. Required 2.Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of major/principal gift fundraising in a major research university of institution of equivalent complexity. Required 3.Skill in developing and implementing successful strategies for identification, cultivation, and solicitations of individuals, corporations and foundations at the major and principal giving levels. Required 4.Experience cultivating and soliciting high-level major/principal gifts and/or prior experience with solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity. Required 5.Excellent communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the university and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they related to the Law School. Required 6.Effective and compelling verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies; conduct participatory meetings; gain acceptance of decisions; and advise and collaborate with others. Required 7.Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, staff, donors and volunteers. Required 8.Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special development projects. Required 9.Superior skill in writing effective correspondences, funding proposals for major gifts and creative solicitation materials. Required 10.Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through. Required 11.Ability to render mature judgments, to tolerate ambiguity and to function in a complex process-driven environment. Required 12.Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required and to travel to achieve stated goals. Required 13.Strong insight, understanding and experience fundraising in the Los Angeles/Southern California region is preferred. Preferred 14.Advanced degree preferred. Preferred Additional Posting Information Bargaining Unit: 99-Policy Covered Application Deadline: 01-27-2019 External Posting Date: Quicklink To Posting: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74598 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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Is this position designated as a mandatory reporter under CANRA? No Other Special Employment Requirements: Position is subject to performance standards and other requirements of the University wide Police Policies and Administrative Procedures. function checkForSelectedStatus(){ return true;} 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. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

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