Director of Development, UCLA Library

With a century of achievements and a commitment to serving the greater good, UCLA is dedicated to creating a better world. The UCLA Library is a vibrant nexus of ideas, collections and expertise that illuminate solutions to pressing challenges. Ranked among the country’s top academic libraries, the UCLA Library drives the world-class research, groundbreaking discoveries, and innovation for which UCLA is renowned. With 10 libraries on campus, and a robust online system, the UCLA Library is a leader in preserving cultural heritage, making knowledge accessible and building a library of the future.  

Supporting this vital campus resource requires philanthropy. UCLA is searching for a strategic thinker, innovator and persuasive communicator to serve as Director of Development, UCLA Library. As Director of Development, reporting to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for establishing development goals to sustain, grow and increase philanthropic interest in the Library’s programs and activities. You will develop strategies and manage a portfolio of major and planned gift prospects and donors to increase library giving. In the role of Director, you will prepare and evaluate annual operating plans, as well as develop an annual budget request based on goals, objectives and operating plan.

As part of a dynamic team of professionals devoted to raising funds to promote the university's purpose, you will have a major impact on advancing this campus institution. You will serve as a resource to Library Development colleagues and work collaboratively with colleagues across campus, volunteers, donors and campus leaders to enhance the visibility and funding priorities of the Library. 

You will establish close working relationships with Library leadership and senior staff to become familiar with the Library’s mission in order to develop accurate and compelling materials and programs. As Director, you will design and implement a strategic development plan and maintain an active awareness of individuals in the prospect poll. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in higher education fundraising or a related field. 

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 Positions, ” then click on the Position (job title) for Req Num 29873.