Senior Director of Development, SamueliSchool of Engineering
UCLA has been ranked the No. 1 public university by U.S. News & World Report for the third year in a row, and the Samueli School of Engineering is recognized around the world as a leader. As the School celebrates its 75th anniversary, now is the time to be involved in creating solutions to challenges in fields including energy, sustainability, healthcare, communications, and information technology. Driving these efforts to deliver on the School's promise to enhance engineering excellence in California and around the world is philanthropy. You can serve as a key member of the Samueli School of Engineering development team as our Senior Director of Development driving this efforts and making an impact for future leaders.
As the Senior Director, you will have a strong impact on advancing this vital campus institution by developing and executing strategies to secure major gifts from individuals, alumni and other entities in support of the school's mission and strategic plan. Reporting directly to the Senior Executive Director, you will be responsible for independently and in coordination with other members of the staff managing a portfolio of prospects and donors to strategically identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts. Regular travel to regions with large populations of UCLA Samuel alumni and parents will be conducted both independently and as part of staffing the Dean and School leadership.
To secure philanthropic support for the School, you will possess knowledge of gift vehicles including planned, capital, blended and major/principal gifts. Serving as a liaison between External Affairs and student and/or academic departments, you will meet with faculty to understand research, expertise and funding needs. As an ideal candidate, you will have experience with volunteer boards or advisory committees to participate in the recruitment and development of the Dean's Executive Boards and will work collaboratively with a variety of constituents to increase engagement and support for the UCLA Samueli School. To be considered for this opportunity, you should possess a minimum of five years as a professional development officer or related experience in a role such as sales, marketing or business development. You will have outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, and other development staff, and supervise professional and support staff as assigned.
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 - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct