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Senior Director of Development, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
USD $95,900.00/Yr. - USD $222,100.00/Yr.

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Senior Director of Development, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

University of California Los Angeles

Budgeted Pay Scale: $95,900 - $145,000 Annually
Full Salary Range: USD $95,900.00/Yr. - USD $222,100.00/Yr.

Position Summary
UCLA's School of the Arts and Architecture (SoAA) provides innovative programs, is home to internationally acclaimed museums and believes in a holistic approach to arts education that motivates and empowers students to serve as cultural leaders of the 21st century. As our Senior Director of Development, you will join us in our commitment to groundbreaking education, pioneering research, dynamic public service, and community engagement fueled by an unwavering belief in the fundamental value of creativity and the artist's unique ability to change the world and shape the future. You will play a vital role in the cultural and artistic life of the campus and the broader community by bringing support to programs that encourage interdisciplinary inquiry and creative production while upholding the highest standards of excellence and imagination. Working closely with the Executive Director of Development, you will be a key member of SoAA's team as you develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to secure gifts and build out a robust major gifts program. This is a great opportunity to expand your fundraising career through managing staff and guiding a wide array of efforts and initiatives in support of SoAA's vision and strategic objectives. Join us and set the stage to advance your professional goals as part of the premier public arts school in the nation.

Salary & Compensation
*UCLA provides a full pay range. Actual salary offers consider factors, including budget, prior experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business considerations. Salary offers at the top of the range are not common. Visit UC Benefit package to discover benefits that start on day one, and UC Total Compensation Estimator to calculate the total compensation value with benefits.

  • Minimum of five years of experience and progressive responsibility as a professional development officer and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development. (Required)
  • Demonstrated experience in soliciting major gifts and/or prior experience with solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity. (Required)
  • Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events. (Required)
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising at a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity. (Required)
  • Proven skills in developing sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing and administering complex major gift solicitations or other solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity. (Required)
  • Demonstrated skill and/or ability to work with a dean and/or senior faculty of a professional school or equivalent leadership of a similar level and type at a comparable organization. (Required)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with team members, colleagues and other internal/external constituents toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals; resourceful with ability to recognize opportunities. (Required)
  • Appropriate management and administrative skills needed to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers; supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of staff. (Required)
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple tasks and multi-phase projects simultaneously from inception to completion and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment without direct supervision. (Required)
  • Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA's fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the School of the Arts and Architecture; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness. (Required)
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations, and reports. (Required)
  • Impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues as well as confidential information. (Required)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite of applications is required as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies. (Required)

  • Education, Licenses, Certifications & Personal Affiliations
  • Master's Degree (Preferred)

  • Special Conditions for Employment
  • Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • Ability to work some weekends and/or evenings as needed. (Required)
  • Ability to travel

  • Schedule
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Union/Policy Covered
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    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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