UCLA Development - Director of Development, Parent Giving and Family Engagement
UCLA is the most applied-to university in the world, and a leader among elite colleges in enrolling low- and middle-income students. Philanthropy makes a UCLA education accessible to students from all walks of life, allowing them to reach their full potential. Join the Office of Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives as Director of Development for Parent Giving and Family Engagement and raise the funds that open doors to opportunity for the best and brightest students from California and beyond.
As Director, under the direction of the Executive Director, Office of Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives (SSI), and in collaboration with UCLA Alumni Affairs Parent and Family Engagement and campus development units, you will develop a comprehensive strategic fundraising and communication plan to enhance parent giving to the university and oversee program analysis, evaluation and enhancements. Your innovative and collaborative strategies will engage campus partners to meet goals. You will develop and manage tools for prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation and develop donor relations and stewardship plans for varying levels of giving. A gifted collaborator, you will work with senior academic leadership, high-level staff across campus and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising and relationship-building goals. You will build a parent giving donor community through a solicitation blueprint that engages first-year parents and maintains and grows gift levels throughout the four-year parent tenure, deepening parent engagement into volunteerism, advocacy and increased support for UCLA.
As an ideal candidate, you will have a minimum of three to five years of progressive experience as a professional development officer with a documented record of major gifts solicited and closed, preferably with an emphasis on student support or parent giving. You will have a working knowledge of the principles and practices of development at a major research university with an emphasis on major, mid-level, and annual giving techniques as well as the effective use of broad-based volunteer structures. You will have outstanding interpersonal and team-building skills, as well as proven skills in developing strategies in planning, implementing and administering complex major gift solicitations or other solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
For a more detailed description of this position please click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at: http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions” to view requisition #33679