Director of Development, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

Job description

As the nation’s premier public arts school, UCLA's School of the Arts and Architecture empowers its students to serve as cultural leaders of the 21st century. With a distinguished faculty of accomplished artists and scholars, the school is a nexus of inspiration, education and vision. As Director of Development for the School of the Arts and Architecture, you will have a major impact on raising funds to advance the arts as a cornerstone of the creativity, innovation and collaboration that the 21st century demands.

Serving as Director of Development you will lead efforts, in partnership with Executive Director of Development, to craft an ambitious development strategy to further the UCLA Arts development program. As Director you will create and sustain relationships with constituents, manage a donor portfolio, and be responsible for securing major gifts. You are persuasive with excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and you will oversee donor relations and stewardship staff, in addition to a development coordinator.

The ideal candidate will possess sophisticated strategies in all stages of complex major gift solicitations, with a minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in higher education fundraising. The Director will establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with donors, the Dean, senior academic leadership, high-level staff across campus, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of UCLA's fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the School of the Arts and Architecture.

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 click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at and click on Open Positions, then click on the Position (job title) of Req Num 29723.




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Job No: 29723
Posted: 3/22/2019
Application Due: 5/21/2019
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Salary: $121,000 - $140,000 per year