Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations, UCLA Development

The goal of UCLA’s Office of Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations (CFRR) is to facilitate meaningful and relevant connectivity between faculty and staff to UCLA’s corporate and foundation constituency. Every day, UCLA’s CFRR staff is inspired by amazing work at UCLA and sees areas of opportunity for learning, collaboration and innovation.

Under the guidance of the Senior Executive Director of CFRR, you will provide leadership, oversight and strategic direction to professional development staff developing and implementing comprehensive development efforts for the CFRR unit. You will develop long-term strategies aimed at large companies and foundations where business and philanthropic interest may reach beyond a single discipline or research topic. By establishing relationships and working closely with departmental heads and faculty, the Executive Director will become thoroughly familiar with activities and research interests in order to develop research and philanthropic partnerships with industries that lead to gifts, grants, contracts, etc. You will also manage a portfolio of the campus’ most complex and important corporate and foundation partners and will work with leadership, volunteers and donors to identify new prospective corporate donors.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have a minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible experience in foundation and corporate fundraising in a higher education setting and/or similar experience in a nonprofit, industry relations or related environment working with corporate and foundation funders. You will have a strong understanding of funding frameworks for private foundations with an equally strong ability to conceptualize and implement appropriate, individualized strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of corporate and foundation prospects. As the Executive Director, you are well experienced in managing people, resources, and budgets and are also able to navigate and thrive in a complex and dynamic environment. In addition, you have advanced communication skills to convey campus priorities and concerns to senior corporate and foundation executives combined with excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of political acumen, to build and maintain effective partnership at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.

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 - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

For a more detailed description of this position please click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at: http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu, click on “Open Positions” and then click on the appropriate job title to view requisition #29261.