Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, UCLA College

UCLA College is the academic heart of UCLA and home to more than 85 percent of the University's 28,000 undergraduate students. Together, its four academic divisions of Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences encompass 34 departments, 109 undergraduate majors, more than 50 graduate degree programs, and over 40 PhD programs that span research and teaching across both traditional and emerging disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences. Undergraduate and graduate students of the College move on to become business, government, community and academic leaders of California and the world. In addition to the support provided by individual donors, fundraising through corporations and foundations also plays a vital role in moving forward the mission and goals of the College. 

Under the direction of the Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), as the Associate Director, you will manage a broad range of development activities to support UCLA College and its corporate and foundation relations activities. You will grow and manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects, draft solicitation and stewardship materials, and conduct campus visits and other related events for foundation and corporate prospects and donors. In partnership with the Director, CFR, you will manage key corporate and foundation relationships and identify opportunities to increase giving. You will work with UCLA College leadership, faculty, development officers and others to secure corporate and foundation support for fundraising activities (including solicitation opportunities for grants at the five- and six-figure levels) as well as work to identify corporate partners and foundations who can commit to give or get gifts in the five- and six-figure levels and to increase awareness and visibility of UCLA College’s mission, priorities and initiatives in the community.

As an ideal candidate for this position, you will have at least three years of experience in a fundraising environment, preferably in a university, research institution or other organization of equivalent complexity, with a proven track record of success with corporate and foundation funders. You will also have an understanding of philanthropic principles, values and practices with general knowledge of terms and resources specific to corporate and foundation fundraising.  You will have excellent written communication skills necessary to write creative and persuasive cultivation materials; experience with the grant-writing process, skill in finding and compiling information about prospective and current funders, and the ability to synthesize information into relevant fundraising documents. Strong verbal communication, interpersonal skills, impeccable integrity and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of internal and external constituents are all a must for this position. Experience working with a donor database or similar membership or sales database is preferred.

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: and click on “Open Development Positions” to view requisition #27863.