Job Details

University of California Los Angeles
  • Position Number: 3333688
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Executive Director of Development, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture/UCLA Arts
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 36950
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge, and experience.

Position Description:
As the Executive Director of Development for UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture/UCLA Arts, you will be responsible for building and sustaining a development program designed to increase philanthropic support of the highest priority needs of the School as determined by the dean and academic leadership. You will have the opportunity to work with UCLA alumni, volunteers, donors, parents, students, faculty and friends who are committed to the vital role of the arts and architecture and your work will help create leaders, scholars and programs with significant impact upon our world. As Executive Director, you will support and effectively promote the vital role the School of the Arts and Architecture plays in the academic and artistic life of the campus and broader community. This is an opportunity to leverage important philanthropy to enable and empower innovative education, pioneering research, dynamic public service, and community engagement fueled by our unwavering principle in the fundamental value of creativity and the artist's unique ability to change the world and shape the future. You will bring exceptional strategic thinking, leadership abilities and passion for advancing the priorities of the School to make a significant impact in achieving our philanthropic goals and objectives. As a member of the School and UCLA External Affairs, you will join a dynamic, collaborative and innovative team that offers long-term opportunities for professional development and growth.

Reporting jointly to the Dean of the School and the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Professional Schools Development, you will oversee the entire range of development, partner with the School's Executive Director for Strategic Communications on internal/external communications for the School's academic and public arts programs, including all departments within the School; the Fowler Museum, the Hammer Museum, and UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance; as well as the School's interdisciplinary research centers and labs. You will design and implement a comprehensive and integrated development and external affairs program, addressing the specific needs and academic priorities of the School and its constituent units, meeting regularly with department chairs, school leaders, and development officers of the public arts presenters to facilitate collaboration, ensure coordination and encourage increased philanthropic support. As the senior development professional, you will meet regularly with development officers across the School of the Arts and Architecture to provide leadership and to understand and support units' respective needs and priorities. You will work closely with leadership of the School and UCLA Development to continually update and refine strategic priorities, producing short-term and long-range analyses of the School's external affairs needs and strategies.

As the Executive Director, you will plan, manage and direct efforts of the School to attract private support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. You will take full advantage of the resources available throughout UCLA External Affairs to integrate programs for major/planned gifts, special gifts, annual gifts, alumni relations activities and communications into a cohesive plan to achieve stated objectives, oversee donor cultivation and stewardship, and staff and manage the Board of Visitors and other donor groups that support the School and its programs. Where appropriate, you will represent the Dean, the School, and UCLA to donors and to the wider community across a range of campus and public settings. In addition, you will lead, guide and oversee staff at the management, professional and support levels.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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