Law influences nearly every aspect of our lives, affecting all of us through its practice and policy. The UCLA School of Law is a force for positive change in the world. Its centers, institutes and programs address the most pressing issues of our time — environmental law, entertainment law, civil rights, sexual orientation and gender policy, among others — shaping the debates of today and tomorrow.
UCLA School of Law is building a legacy rooted in a tradition of unparalleled excellence, innovation and service. Philanthropy builds the momentum necessary to continue this important work. The Director of Major Gifts will plan and implement a strong, proactive major gifts program in support of the School's mission and strategic plan. The ideal candidate will be a proven fundraiser with impactful leadership skills.
UCLA stakeholders and community members value UCLA Law’s commitment to access and diversity, ensuring equality for all. The Director, working closely with the Associate Dean of Development, will plan and implement a strong, proactive program to secure major gifts from a portfolio of individual prospects in support of the School’s mission and strategic plan. He/She will assist with the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects ($100,000 and up), with an emphasis on endowed chairs and other program endowments in the $500,000 to $1 million or higher range.
Successful candidates will have a proven track record in fundraising to include demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of development within a complex research university setting. Strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are essential requirements for this position.
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
For a more detailed description of this position please visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions” #24616.
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