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


Founded in 1949, UCLA School of Law has garnered a reputation for artful teaching, influential scholarship and enduring innovation. As the first public law school in Southern California and the youngest top-ranked law school in the United States, UCLA Law has consistently pushed new boundaries in the study and practice of law. As a force for change and transformation, the ability for the School of Law to raise funds plays a vital role in keeping this momentum going and ensuring that all generations benefit from the legacy that is uniquely and distinctly UCLA Law.

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director of Leadership Giving is a member of the UCLA School of Law's frontline fundraising team. This individual will be responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts from alumni and friends of UCLA Law with a specific focus on gifts ranging from $2,500 - $50,000 and up. The Associate Director will identify and manage a portfolio of current and/or lapsed donors and will create individualized cultivation and solicitation strategies and timetables with a focus on building diversity in their donor portfolio. This individual will strategize and oversee execution of a variety of donor and volunteer cultivation events with a focus on those pertaining to Reunion and Class Gift Campaigns; organize and conduct phone calls and personal visits of a diverse base of donors and donor prospects as well as coordinate strategies for continuous stewardship activities through a wide spectrum of methods of engagement. The Associate Director will also be responsible for the oversight and execution of data analysis and strategic reporting of the Reunion and Class Gift Campaigns. In addition, this individual will work with the Senior Director of Development and other development team members on other fundraising projects and initiatives as assigned and will contribute to the broader mission of the External Affairs office to include increasing the overall diversity of the UCLA Law's donor base.  


  1.Minimum of two to three years of demonstrated experience working in a fundraising environment with an emphasis on reunion and/or annual graduating class giving and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development. Required   2.Working knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising at a major research university of institution of equivalent complexity. Required   3.Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific individual identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies. Required   4.Strong oral communication skills to collect and convey information with accuracy, diplomacy and tact; ability to persuasively express the mission of the university and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the UCLA School of Law. Required   5.Well-developed interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and build and sustain lasting relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents. Required   6.Detail oriented with ability to take initiative, work independently and accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals accordingly to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment. Required   7.Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising events, initiatives and programs. Required   8.Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor files and other information; impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues. Required   9.Ability to run, analyze and summarize computer-generated reports; analyze data effectively to isolate specific market segments; recognize areas of weakness and recommend strategies that achieve stated objectives. Required   10.Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications as well as familiarity with other software, database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications in a prompt and efficient manner. Required   11.Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs. Required   12.Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events. Required   13.Ability to travel and work weekends and evenings as needed. Required   14.Working knowledge of the mission of alumni relations is preferred. Preferred   15. Experience with Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred. Preferred   16.Bachelor's degree is preferred. Preferred

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