The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director, Development. This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $48,000 - $50,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. Under the general direction of the Assistant Athletic Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director will have responsibilities that include implementing and overseeing strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospective donors to UCLA Athletics. Incumbent will regularly interact with prospects and donors through personal meetings, telephone conversations, correspondence, and attendance at special events including UCLA Athletics competitions. The Assistant Director will work to achieve aggressive UCLA Athletics fundraising goals which include raising $15 million dollars annually through the Wooden Athletic Fund and $105 million through capital campaigns for facility improvements. Incumbent will assist in the management of a variety of fundraising programs and special events in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, with emphasis on the stewardship and engagement of donors. The Assistant Director will determine overall goals and objectives for annual gifts, planned gifts, special projects, and capital projects. Incumbent will assist in the design and implementation of strategies for cultivation and solicitation leading to closing of major gifts for UCLA Athletics. The Assistant Director must possess the ability to adhere to and comply with Department, University, NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations.
Expressions of interest must be received by September 29th, 2017. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume, references and salary history via the following website link: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1401400174363. Search by requisition #26714. UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities: Demonstrated ability to set and act on priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities while working under deadlines and set goals; skill in working independently and following through with minimal direction, identifying more effective methods of work operations; skill in speaking clearly and distinctly to effectively communicate with the public over the telephone and in the office; skill in interacting diplomatically with the public; ability to perform duties with a great degree of accuracy, meeting deadlines, working effectively under conditions of frequent interruptions and fluctuation workload; analytical skill to evaluate information, identify and resolve problems; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, administrators, donors, outside vendors and other University department employees; demonstrated ability in supervising volunteers, including organizing projects, delegating, training and reviewing progress; supervisory skills to provide direction, guidance and training to volunteers; working knowledge of University purchasing policies and procedures, University gift policy procedures and University parking services procedures preferred; knowledge of Archtics and CRM computer systems as well as expertise with software such as Word and Excel preferred; knowledge of University and Athletic Department fiscal policies as well as a skillful knowledge of basic accounting principles preferred; general knowledge of Internal Revenue Service tax-deductibility policies; skill in negotiating with vendors to secure the best prices available; demonstrated experience in coordinating the ticket distribution for large scale college football and basketball events preferred; skill in identifying and soliciting charitable gifts from individuals preferred; working knowledge of principles and practices of annual fundraising in a major university preferred; demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a comprehensive marketing plan preferred; demonstrated knowledge of critical issues in collegiate athletics and familiarity with terminology associated with athletics, fundraising and ticketing preferred; 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 Department of Athletics; demonstrated skill in speaking effectively and persuasively; understanding of how written communication, cultivation of donors contribute to a comprehensive development program; demonstrated ability to write creative, concise and grammatically correct letters and other written materials; ability to prepare reports and analyze data; willingness to work a “flex” schedule including nights and weekends as required by professional responsibilities; demonstrated ability to adhere to and comply with NCAA, PAC-12 and University rules and regulations.
Additional Salary Information: This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $48,000 - $50,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.
UCLA Athletics embraces the mantra of "Champions Made Here", not just on the competitive field but in the classroom and in the community. UCLA's broad-based nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women was the first in the nation to win 100 NCAA Championships. UCLA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.