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


Although the UCLA School of Dentistry was established in 1964 and may be fairly young, its achievements and accolades rival, and even surpass, those of other research intensive dental schools that have been around for more than a century. Since its inception, the School has focused on achieving and maintaining excellence in the four main areas of providing a comprehensive dental education, cutting-edge research, quality patient care and a commitment to public services. Philanthropy and the ability to raise funds for these four main areas of focus, along with the School's dedicated and talented students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, have propelled the School of Dentistry to being one of the premier dental schools on the national and international stage. Strong leadership and the generosity of donors enables the continuation of these achievements for generations to come.

Reporting jointly to the Dean of the School of Dentistry and the Senior Executive Director, Health Sciences Development, the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, School of Dentistry will oversee the entire range of development and alumni relations for the School of Dentistry. The incumbent will establish long-range goals and objectives for the development programs and activities that reflect funding priorities of the School. This individual will design and implement a comprehensive and integrated development program for the School of Dentistry, addressing the specific needs and academic priorities of the School.

In conjunction with the Dean and Senior Executive Director, Health Sciences Development, the Executive Director will maintain progress in meeting Centennial Campaign and proposed annual fundraising goals, priorities, planning and strategy. This individual will plan, manage and direct efforts of the School to attract private support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. The Executive Director will lead activities in the areas of special events, alumni relations, volunteer and board management. The Executive Director will oversee activities for the School's alumni relations efforts, be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic events, programs and initiatives designed to achieve the School of Dentistry's goals and will represent the Dean, the School, and UCLA to donors and to the wider community across a range of public settings.


1.Knowledge of the principles and practices of development in a major research university with a minimum of seven years of progressive responsibility and experience in the profession or similar professional experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or other related environment. Required 2.Excellent donor, alumni relations or similar constituent based relationship skills with superior working knowledge of the principles and practices of university development and alumni relations. Required 3.Progressively responsible experience in the design, implementation and management of complex development or comparable programs to include developing sophisticated strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity. Required 4.Strong communication skills to express, both verbally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fund-raising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the School of Dentistry. Required 5.Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with the Dean, faculty, and administration; central development; major donor prospects; and volunteers. Required 6.Effective and compelling verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies, and to conduct participatory meetings, gain acceptance of decisions, and to advise and collaborate with others. Required 7.Management and administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers. Required 8.Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special development or alumni relations projects. Required 9.Superior skill in writing effective correspondences, funding proposals for major gifts and creative solicitation materials. Required 10.Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required and to travel to achieve stated goals. Required 11.Advanced degree preferred. Preferred

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