With a history of excellence and a commitment to serving the greater good, UCLA is currently ranked No. 3 among American public universities and No. 13 in the world by U.S. News and World Report. Last fiscal year UCLA raised $650 million in gifts and pledges from nearly 60,000 donors, with a record number of gifts of $1 million or more and the largest number of gifts from young alumni ever. UCLA is educating the next generation of leaders and change-makers, and its graduates serve society from coast to coast and around the world.
Philanthropy makes UCLA stronger, more accessible, and increasingly impactful. As Executive Director, Regional Giving, you will lead a team of development officers who turn a passion for education into an investment in the future. We are looking for strong leadership to secure major gifts from individuals, alumni and foundations. The Executive Director will develop goals and objectives for the regional giving program as well as provide strong leadership of the group by managing and motivating a team of fundraisers. The Executive Director will oversee a team of fundraisers on campus, as well as in satellite offices in New York City, San Francisco, and San Diego.
The Executive Director will have a proven track record in development programs and major gift fundraising with skill in developing and implementing successful strategies for identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects and donors. He/She will have strong experience managing, motivating, and evaluating professional staff. Exceptional interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills are key criteria for this position. In addition, the Executive Director will have the ability to navigate and be effective within a complex organization and extensive experience participating in strategic planning.
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.
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