Director of Development, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

UCLA is energized in our work toward creating a better world. The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is recognized as a leader in engineering education, research and service: addressing society’s most pressing challenges, empowering students to become change agents, and bringing fresh ideas to market through entrepreneurship. The Samueli School is currently seeking an innovative and dynamic candidate for the position of Director of Development to deliver on the School's promise to enhance engineering excellence in California and around the world.

The Director of Development, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, will drive change by securing major gifts in support of the school's mission and strategic plan. This position reports to the Senior Executive Director of Development for the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.  As Director, you will participate in major gift solicitations and strategically identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors, alumni and other constituents. This individual will help develop, coordinate, and execute strategies, establish goals, and help prepare and evaluate annual operating plans.

The Director will meet with faculty to gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise, and serve as a resource to the Dean of the Samueli School of Engineering, representing the School to the broader community. This position will work closely with the Dean, External Affairs, and the Senior Executive Director, Development, on campaign management as well as with volunteers, faculty, students and colleagues. You will supervise a staff of stewardship, annual fund, and alumni relations officers.

The ideal candidate will have experience as a professional development officer, possessing sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing, and administering complex major gift, or similar, solicitations. This individual will be knowledgeable about the principles of fundraising in a university setting, with a documented record of gifts solicited and closed. You are able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including volunteers, academic leaders, students, and development staff, toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

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, click on “Open Positions” and then on the Position (not the Req Num) of #29314.