Director of Philanthropy & Business Development, California NanoSystems Institute - UCLA Development

The UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility that promotes collaborations across disciplines and enables the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology. CNSI faculty represent a multi-disciplinary team of preeminent scientists from the life and physical sciences, engineering, medicine, and related fields.The work conducted at CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanoscience-related research focused on energy, environment, health-medicine, and information technology.


As the Director of Philanthropy & Business Development, reporting jointly to the Senior Director of Development for UCLA External Affairs at CNSI and the CNSI Academic Director and working closely with the CNSI Executive Director, you will establish long-range goals and strategies for CNSI in an effort to enhance philanthropic and final resources from individuals, foundations and other non-profit organizations, corporations, and venture investments. You will be directly responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships in the business, non-profit and investment communities. This includes the ability to structure and recommend agreements with funding partners involving intellectual property, licensing and equity participation. As the Director, you will oversee the solicitation of major gift prospects, collaborate in the creating of external-facing communications, and develop a calendar of outreach activities to promote the priorities of CNSI. In partnership with the CNSI leadership, you will also be responsible for managing the Institute’s participation in the Centennial Campaign for UCLA, which includes developing strategies to build a significant endowment for the Institute.