Executive Director of Development UCLA College, the Division of Life Sciences
UCLA's Centennial Campaign raised $5.49 billion in one of most ambitious campaigns ever by a public university. As one of four academic divisions within UCLA College, the Division of Life Sciences encompasses a wide variety of programs, institutes and centers committed to excellence in research and education such as those in the areas of clarifying how living systems work - impacting mental health, physical health and the health of our planet. Life Sciences recently welcomed award-winning scientist Tracy Johnson as incoming Dean. Dr. Johnson has been recognized for her scientific leadership, contributions to educational innovation, and as a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion.
UCLA is currently seeking an innovative and dynamic candidate for the position of Executive Director of Development, Life Sciences, to work collaboratively with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for College Development, and in consultation with the Dean of Life Sciences. This individual will establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of the Division of Life Sciences and will drive change by securing major gifts in support of the school's groundbreaking research and education. In this role, you will design and implement a strategic development plan that represents the Dean's priorities and provide advice and counsel to the Dean and others within the Division of Life Sciences and beyond. The Executive Director will use available data to identify prospective donors for major gifts, cultivate individuals in the prospect pool, and participate in major gift solicitations. You will oversee program management for Life Sciences events and activities and will also provide leadership, guidance and supervision to a team of professional and support staff towards the accomplishment of fundraising goals.
As a successful candidate for this role, you will have seven or more years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer or similar experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or related environment. As the Executive Director, you will have the ability to implement a comprehensive development or similar program of comparable size and complexity with the ability to envision and articulate future direction. You will be a strong manager of staff, a well-versed communicator, and have excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a wide variety of internal and external constituents. The Executive Director will also be strategic, a critical thinker and inventive in their abilities to develop viable solutions in a complex and ever-changing environment.
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: http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions” to view requisition #32511.