Director of Annual Giving, UCLA School of Law

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Known as a trailblazer, honored as an institution, renowned as a place for tomorrow’s leaders, UCLA Law has garnered a reputation for artful teaching, influential scholarship and enduring innovation. Over the decades, the School has developed a depth and breadth of academic offerings unsurpassed by any other law school in the nation. By building on past successes, UCLA Law continues to propel the school, students, faculty and alumni into a future of unparalleled distinction. The strength of UCLA Law is a direct result of the superlative work of its faculty and staff, the talents of its diverse and academically gifted student body, and the accomplishments and whole-hearted generosity of alumni and donors.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Annual Giving is a member of the School’s management and front-line fundraising team.  In this capacity, you will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and acknowledgement and stewardship of annual fund- and leadership-level gifts from alumni, parents and friends of the UCLA School of Law. As Director, you will have bottom-line responsibility for the UCLA Law Annual Fund, manage a portfolio of donors, be involved in overall philanthropy to the School as well as contribute to the development of the major gift pipeline through consistent donor and prospects visits, increasing engagement and probability that UCLA Law becomes a funding priority for alumni, parents and friends. As a member of the School’s development and management tea, you will lead and oversee the Annual Giving team and be responsible for setting annual fund goals and benchmarks, including strategy, planning and communications in addition to leading the team in managing all annual and leadership gift initiatives and events.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have three or more years of experience in a fundraising environment with an emphasis on annual giving and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.  You will have an understanding of the principles and practices of development with an emphasis on annual giving techniques.  The Director will have experience with supervision and the ability to motivate and guide staff, have superb interpersonal skills and be an excellent communicator with strong verbal and skills to creatively and persuasively express the fundraising goals, initiatives and programs of the Law School.  Among other qualifications, you will have strong analytical and organizational skills, take initiative, and enjoy meeting and exceeding goals in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

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 and click on “Other External Affairs Positions” to view requisition #30144.