This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $78,800 - $85,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 39957
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Associate Director, Development. This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $78,800 - $85,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. Bring your drive for fundraising, abilities to engage and strong communication skills to join us as the Associate Director, Development, UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics Development Department. In this role, you will be responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors at multiple giving levels for facility improvements, endowments, and annual fund initiatives. You will assess and articulate goals and priorities for increasing support for Athletics. You will work collaboratively with Athletics Development Officers to determine and establish long and short-term goal objectives for major gifts, planned gifts, endowments, special projects, capital projects, and high-level annual fund gifts in Los Angeles area and the state of California. As the Associate Director, you will work with volunteer committees and organizations to identify potential supporters for Athletics and develop strategies to engage those individuals, corporations, and foundations. You will regularly interact with prospects and donors through personal meetings, attendance at special events and UCLA athletic competitions, telephone conversations and correspondence. In addition, as the Associate Director, Development, you will work in conjunction with the Director of Special Events on occasional event management for the UCLA Athletics Development Department. As a valued member of our team, you will be given the guidance, inspiration and resources to excel among the many professional opportunities for growth we offer at UCLA.
Expressions of interest must be received by September 26th, 2023. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume and references via the following website link: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=88714
*Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check performed by Universal Background Screening and UCLA Athletics. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and Intercollegiate Athletics has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its coaches and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities: Minimum of two years of annual giving or fundraising experience preferably in intercollegiate athletic fundraising, including a strong documented record of gifts solicited and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development; Experience in making cold-calls and resilience to withstand rejection; Well-developed interpersonal and strong team-building skills, to create and sustain liaisons with coaches, staff, campus development colleagues, faculty, and administrators to develop effective cultivation and solicitation strategies; Demonstrated working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fund raising for intercollegiate athletics or environment of equivalent complexity with the ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific individual identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies; Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising events, initiatives and programs; Strong oral communication skills to collect and convey information with accuracy, diplomacy and tact; ability to persuasively express the mission of the university and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to UCLA and specifically to intercollegiate athletics; Detail-oriented with ability to take initiative, work independently and accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a high-paced work environment under minimal supervision; Knowledge of and the ability to comply with PAC-12 Conference and NCAA rules and regulations; Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor files and information; impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues; Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications in a prompt and efficient manner; Ability to travel and work some nights and weekend as needed; Demonstrated proficiency in Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred; Bachelor's degree, master's degree preferred.
UCLA Athletics embraces the mantra of "Champions Made Here", not just on the competitive field but in the classroom and in the community. UCLA's broad-based nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women was the first in the nation to win 100 NCAA Championships. UCLA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.