UCLA, as one of the premier providers of modern medicine to the Los Angeles area and the nation, is home to leading medical facilities and world-renowned physicians. More than 200 of UCLA's physicians are listed among the "Best Doctors in America," while the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is currently ranked the #1 hospital in California and #4 in the nation according to US News and World Report. The mission of UCLA Neuroscience, one of six major research themes within UCLA Health Sciences, is to develop and foster visible concentrations of excellence in basic and interdisciplinary neuroscience at UCLA. Driving these efforts within UCLA Health System's enterprise is the ability to raise funds and keep vital research and initiatives in motion.
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Health Sciences Development and, as part of a dynamic team of professionals devoted to raising funds to advance the university's purpose, the Director of Development, Neuroscience will implement and manage a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Division of Geriatrics and other areas under the broader Neuroscience Theme such as the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. The Director will help establish goals and objectives for these program areas and coordinate strategies for fundraising, stewardship, cultivation and communications. This individual will be responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress to goals. In addition, the Director will personally cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects with a focus on building diversity in their donor portfolio where possible.
1.Minimum of three years of progressively responsible development experience with an emphasis on health sciences, grateful patient, and major gift fundraising and/or prior professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development working with solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity. Required 2.Experience working in a highly matrixed organization, with a successful track record of building a culture of philanthropy and strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Required 3.Proven track record in development or comparable program planning and management with a strong understanding of major gift fundraising, preferably in an academic medical school setting. Required 4.Skill in developing and implementing successful strategies for identification, cultivation and solicitation of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Required 5.Entrepreneurial self-starter who works independently, while at the same time works well collectively and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals. Required 6.Outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner and on deadline. Required 7.Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with donors, volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, staff. Required 8.Excellent oral and written communication skills. Required 9.Experience participating in strategic planning. Required 10.Some travel and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required. Required 11.Prior experience in healthcare or higher education is preferred. Preferred 12.Bachelor's degree preferred. Preferred
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