Director of Development, Humanities
University of California, Los Angeles - California

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UCLA is a world-class university thriving in a world-class city. As California's largest university, UCLA enrolls approximately 38,000 students per year and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the UCLA College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools in dozens of varied disciplines. UCLA consistently ranks among the top five universities and colleges nationally in total research-and-development spending, receiving more than $820 million a year in competitively awarded federal and state grants and contracts. Through innovations, developments and active patents, UCLA is playing a central role in shaping the world we all live in.

As UCLA begins preparations to celebrate its Centennial, the groundwork is being laid for a multi-billion dollar capital campaign. Imagine Yourself Here, paving the way for creativity and innovation as the new Director of Development for Humanities at UCLA College. As one of five divisions within UCLAs College of Letters and Science, the division of Humanities is led by Dean David Schaberg and consists of 21 academic units. Learn more about UCLAs Humanities Division at .

The Director of Development for Humanities will establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of the College of Letters and Science. He/She will design and implement a strategic development plan that represents the Deans priorities for the universitys Centennial Campaign. In collaboration with other members of the Humanities development team, the Director will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel to deans. The Director will meet with faculty in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise as well as serve as a staff resource to the Dean of Humanities and represent the Humanities in the College and to the broader community. In addition, the Director will identify a core group of prospective donors for major gifts and maintain active awareness of individuals in the prospect pool at various stages of identification, cultivation and solicitation.

Among other qualifications, successful candidates will have the ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals; working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising in a university setting as well as understanding the goals, functions, services, assumptions and operating principles of a nationally acclaimed research university; and demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual, corporate and foundation identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies.

For a more detailed description of this position and to submit an online application, please visit UCLAs Development Careers website at and click on Open Positions, requisition 17963.

UCLA offers premium benefits, including: three weeks annual vacation, 12 days sick leave and 13 paid holidays per year, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life & Disability insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and pre-tax retirement savings plans. You will also have access to special privileges such as a credit union, artistic, cultural, and recreational programs and athletic events.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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