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Company: University of California
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


We all want a healthier, greener, equitable, more sustainable world. As the nation's #1 public university, UCLA continues to conduct cutting-edge research and innovation as well as offer unparalleled teaching and education in the areas of sustainability and the environment. While the UCLA campus actively adopts best practices to reduce its own carbon footprint, the University is determined to mitigate climate change locally, regionally, and around the world. The Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and other Centers and Institutes focused on these global warming challenges, are housed in the Division of Physical Sciences. With the Division raising more than $20M/annually, it is currently seeking an Associate Director of Development, Physical Sciences, to generate significant financial support for these top-priority environmental projects.

Under the direction of the Director of Development, Physical Sciences, the Associate Director will establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of the Division of Physical Sciences focused on climate change. This individual will engage in high-level development activities including but not limited to: major and annual gift fundraising, board development and management, data analytics, special event coordination, alumni, donor, faculty and staff engagement. The Associate Director will identify and build a prospect pipeline in relation to environmental and sustainability priorities; organize and conduct meetings with key donors and constituents for private support, and in consultation with the Director of Development, present and solicit major gift prospects, when appropriate.  


  1.Minimum of two to three years of demonstrated experience in a fundraising environment to include annual giving experience and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development working with solicitations of a similar level. Required   2.Working knowledge of principles and practices of major gift fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity. Required   3.Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies. Required   4.Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising events, initiatives and programs. Required   5.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 the College and Division of Physical Sciences. Required   6.Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs. Required   7.Well-developed interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and build and sustain lasting relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents. Required   8.Detail oriented with 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 dynamic and ever-changing environment. Required   9.Ability to run, analyze and summarize computer-generated reports; analyze data effectively to evaluate progress; recognize areas of weakness and recommend strategies that achieve stated objectives. Required   10.Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor files and other information; impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues. Required   11.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. Required   12.Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed. Required   13. Experience with Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred. Preferred   14.Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events is preferred. Preferred   15.Bachelor's degree is preferred. Preferred

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