The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for (2) open positions for Associate Director, Development. These are career, full-time positions with a targeted salary of $65,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. Reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director, Development, for UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics Development Department, the Associate Director, Development, will be responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors and will assess and articulate goals and priorities for increasing support for Athletics. This individual will 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. The Associate Director will work with volunteer committees and organizations to identify potential supporters for Athletics and develop strategies to engage those individuals, corporations, and foundations. He/She will regularly interact with prospects and donors through personal meetings, attendance at special events and UCLA athletic competitions, telephone conversations and correspondence. In addition, the Associate Director, Development will work in conjunction with the Director of Special Events on event management for the UCLA Athletics Development Department.
Expressions of interest must be received by February 07, 2019. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume, and references via the following website link:
Search by requisition # 29490 OR #29491. UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities and requirements: Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific individual identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies; Proven strong team-building skills, creating 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; 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; Must possess the ability to travel and work some nights and weekends; Demonstrated progressive experience and responsibility as a development officer 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; 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; 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; Knowledge of and the ability to comply with PAC-12 Conference and NCAA rules and regulations; Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, with three to five years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in intercollegiate athletic fund-raising, including a strong documented record of gifts solicited in the special and major-gifts range; Demonstrated proficiency in Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Career, full-time positions with a targeted salary of $65,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.
Internal Number: 29490 / 29491
About University of California, Los Angeles - Intercollegiate Athletics
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.