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


Consistently ranked among the top academic libraries in the country, the UCLA Library drives the world-class research, groundbreaking discoveries, and innovation for which UCLA is renowned. Whether on campus or online, the UCLA Library takes the lead in preserving cultural heritage, making knowledge accessible, and building a library of the future. It creates a vibrant nexus of ideas, collections, expertise and spaces in which users illuminate solutions for local and global challenges. Encompassing eight libraries as well as Special Collections and the famed UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Library touches every discipline and impacts every student on campus.

The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the strategic qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects as well as assist in establishing long-range goals and objectives for increasing gifts to the Library. This individual will work with the Executive Director, Library leadership, unit heads, and curators to identify compelling capital, endowment, and programmatic funding opportunities, and to present those opportunities to individuals and organizations through face-to-face meetings and proposals, as necessary. The Director will also prepare annual operating plans, evaluate progress at appropriate intervals; work with high-level volunteers and support their efforts in securing financial support for the Library; serve as a resource to Library Development colleagues; and collaborate with Annual Giving, Planned Giving, Women in Philanthropy, and other professional development officers across campus to enhance the pool of major and planned donor prospects. In addition, the Director will work collaboratively with professional schools, UCLA College, Athletics and Health Sciences-based development officers, volunteers and campus leaders to enhance the visibility and funding priorities of the Library and increase philanthropic interest.


1.Minimum of three years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional development officer and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development. Required 2.Commitment to the mission, vision and values of the UCLA Library and to the transformative power of philanthropy. Required 3.Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising in a university setting with a strong understanding of the goals, functions and services of a research university or institution of equivalent complexity. Required 4.Proven skills in developing sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing and administering complex major gift solicitations or other solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity. Required 5.Strong documented record of planned and major gifts solicited and closed and/or prior experience with solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity. Required 6.Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with senior academic leadership, high-level staff across campus and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals. Required 7.Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs. Required 8.Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple tasks and multi-phase projects simultaneously from inception to completion and complete work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision. Required 9.Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about UCLA's fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the UCLA Library; equal ability to listen perceptively and convey sensitivity and awareness. Required 10.Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to produce business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations, and reports. Required 11.Impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues as well as confidential information. Required 12.Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events. Required 13.Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications is required as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies. Required 14.Ability to travel and work some weekends and/or evenings as needed. Required 15.Understanding of a major research and academic library and familiarity with the particular fundraising challenges of a non-alumni based unit is preferred. Preferred 16.Bachelor's degree is preferred. Preferred

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