Director of Development, Social Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles - California

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UCLA is an amazing academic institution. Thirty-one academic departments at UCLA rank among the top 20 in their fields. Thirteen rank among the top 10. Our faculty boasts 10 National Medal of Science winners, five Nobel Laureates, and three Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients. Broad thinking and optimistic perspectives have always been our catalysts allowing us to redefine the possible, time after time. In each field, across all disciplines and in every arena, greatness has become the UCLA hallmark.

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, Social Sciences at UCLA College. As one of five divisions within UCLAs College of Letters and Science, and the largest division on campus, the Social Sciences educate the next generation of professionals, researchers, and leaders to socially relevant thinking and doing. Led by Dean Alessandro Duranti, the division of Social Sciences consists of 18 departments and programs as well as nine affiliated centers and programs. Learn more about UCLAs Social Sciences Division at .

The Director of Development, Social Sciences will design and implement a strategic development plan that reflects the academic priorities of the College of Letters and Science. S/he will supervise two Associate Directors of Development, an Assistant Director for Development and a Development Coordinator for Social Sciences. The Director will conceptualize and design a development plan and manage implementation in coordination with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development, the Dean and faculty in the division of Social Sciences. In collaboration with other members of the College, development team, he/she will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide counsel to the dean. The Director will also establish and maintain effective high-level volunteer structure designed to provide community linkage to development programs and to assist with specific solicitations and other programmatic elements as necessary. He/She will meet with faculty in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise. 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, the successful candidates will have progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer; working knowledge of principles and practices of major gift fundraising in a major research university; supervisory skills to provide direction, guidance and training to professional and support staff; strong communication skills to express both orally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the College; and the interpersonal skills to work harmoniously with other staff, academic leaders, faculty, community, leaders, donors and volunteers.

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 17500.

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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