Director of Development, Broad Stem Cell Research Center, UCLA

Job description

The UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (Broad Stem Cell Research Center (BSCRC)) is a multidisciplinary campus-wide research organization. The Center includes a membership of about 250 faculty representing more than 30 academic disciplines from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Law, Engineering and UCLA College. The Center supports innovation, excellence, and the highest ethical standards focused on taking groundbreaking stem cell research discoveries from the laboratory to the patient for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Philanthropy paves the way for research, treatment and unlocking the possibilities of what can be accomplished next.

In collaboration with the Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences, and the Center’s academic and administrative leadership, as the Center’s Director of Development, you will manage a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Center that reflects its academic and research priorities. You will establish and implement goals and objectives for the Center’s development program and coordinate strategies for fundraising, stewardship, cultivation and development communications. As the Director, you will also be responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress in achieving goals. In addition, you will personally manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift donors.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience with an emphasis on major gift fundraising and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing and business development. You will have skill in developing sophisticated strategies for the successful identification, cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations or solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as exceptional interpersonal skills. Experience participating in strategic planning, the ability to navigate and be effective within a complex organization as well as outstanding organizational and supervisory skills are essential for this role. In addition, you will have experience with diverse academic research topics including the ability to understand and translate clearly and succinctly faculty research and its relevance to potential donors.

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 Positions” to view requisition #28962.




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Job No: 28962
Posted: 3/17/2019
Application Due: 5/16/2019
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Salary: Up to $110,000 annually + benefits