Position Description: Founded in 1945, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is recognized around the world as a leader in engineering education, research and service. The School has developed generations of rigorously trained engineers and has been the home for solutions to challenges in fields including energy, sustainability, healthcare, communications, transportation, infrastructure and information technology. Driving these efforts is the ability to raise funds and support all aspects of fundraising efforts that keep vital research and initiatives in motion and deliver on the School's promise to enhance engineering excellence in California and around the world. With the School's 75th Anniversary approaching in 2020, now is the time to be involved, engaged and committed to celebrating past achievements and paving the way for future endeavors.
Reporting directly to the Senior Executive Director, Development for the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, the Senior Director of Development will serve as a key member of the Samueli School of Engineering development team. This individual will be responsible for developing, coordinating and executing long- and short-term strategies to secure major gifts from individuals, alumni and other entities in support of the school's mission and strategic plan. Both independently, and in coordination with other members of the staff, the Senior Director of Development manage a portfolio of prospects and donors and will strategically identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts to the School. This will include regular travel to regions with large populations of UCLA Samuel alumni and parents and will be conducted both independently and as part of staffing the Dean and School leadership on cultivation and solicitation visits. The Senior Director will have knowledge of gift vehicles including planned, capital, blended and major/principal gifts to secure philanthropic support for the School. This individual will serve as a liaison between External Affairs and one or more student and/or academic departments within the school and meet with faculty in priority areas to gain knowledge of research, expertise and funding needs. The Senior Director will have demonstrated experience with volunteer boards or advisory committees to participate in the recruitment and development of the Dean's Executive Boards. This individual will work closely and collaboratively with a wide variety of internal and external constituents across the School, University and beyond to increase engagement and overall philanthropic support for the UCLA Samueli School. In addition, the Senior Director of Development will supervise professional and support staff as assigned.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.