Associate Director, Major Gifts - Anderson School of Management


UCLA Development
Associate Director, Major Gifts - UCLA Anderson School of Management

With a century of achievements and a commitment to serving the greater good, UCLA is dedicated to creating change to make a better world. Fueled by performance and discovery, the UCLA Anderson School of Management is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. An innovator in management education and research, the School's impact is felt across the country and around the globe. Philanthropy, particularly in the area of major gifts, plays a vital role in moving forward the School's priorities and goals.

UCLA is currently seeking an Associate Director, Major Gifts for the Anderson School of Management. The Associate Director will plan and implement a strong, proactive program to secure major gifts from a portfolio of individual prospects. Reporting to the Director, Major Gifts, and working closely with the Associate Dean of Development, this individual will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major individual prospects ($100,000 and up) with an emphasis on endowed chairs, fellowships, support for research centers, planned gifts and endowments in the $250,000 to $1 million or higher range. This individual will host VIP visitors to UCLA Anderson, visit specified regions in the United States to cultivate donors and will accompany and staff Deans on prospect and donor calls. The Associate Director will plan and implement strategic cultivation events and programming in assigned regions, working in concert with Alumni Relations and UCLA regional major gift officers and will also act as a liaison to the UCLA regional major gift officers as part of managing regional giving prospects and connecting central major gifts staff to appropriate staff and faculty at UCLA Anderson.

The ideal candidate will have a background related to business or professional school education and a strong record of gifts solicited and closed. With a working knowledge of the practices of major gift fundraising in a university setting and a strong understanding of the goals, functions and services of a research university, this individual will be charged with planning, implementing and administering complex major gift solicitation in support of the School's mission and strategic plan. The Director will be a persuasive communicator, creative writer and have well-developed interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with senior academic leadership, high-level staff, faculty, Alumni Relations and key administrators across campus 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: and click on “Other External Affairs Positions” to view requisition #31068.

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