Associate Dean, External Affairs - UCLA School of Law 8/22/2019
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
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Associate Dean, External Affairs - UCLA School of Law
Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.
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Founded in 1949, UCLA School of Law has garnered a reputation for artful teaching, influential scholarship and enduring innovation. As the first public law school in Southern California and the youngest top-ranked law school in the United States, UCLA Law has consistently pushed new boundaries in the study and practice of law. As a force for change and transformation, the ability for the School to raise funds plays a vital role in keeping this momentum going and ensuring that all generations benefit from the legacy that is uniquely and distinctly UCLA Law.
The Associate Dean, External Affairs will oversee the entire range of external affairs activities related to established priorities for the UCLA School of Law's legal research, teaching and service. Under the direction of the Dean of UCLA School of Law and the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Professional Schools Development, the Associate Dean will design, implement and manage a comprehensive program to secure private support from individuals, corporations and foundations. This individual will work directly with the Dean on principal and major gift efforts. The Associate Dean will integrate and expand programs for principal gifts, major/planned gifts, special gifts, annual gifts and cultivation activities into a cohesive plan to achieve stated objectives. In addition, this individual will manage the School of Law's Communications, Alumni Affairs, and Special Events programs.
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QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION
1. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising and ten years of progressively increasing responsibility within a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity preferably in a development environment.
2. Demonstrated experience in managing a comprehensive and complex advancement program emphasizing principal gift, major gift and annual giving or a comparable program emphasizing solicitations similar in nature, level and complexity.
3. Skill in personal solicitation techniques with demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement broad-ranging and specific principal/major gift and annual fund cultivation and solicitation strategies.
4. Excellent skill in donor and alumni relations.
5. Familiarity with issues relating to legal education and research.
6. Ability to develop, implement and oversee a strategic communications program designed to enhance the visibility and reputation of the UCLA School of Law.
7. Strong verbal communication skills to express the mission of the university and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the UCLA School of Law.
8. Excellent writing skills to oversee the production of written materials and to write effective correspondence, funding proposals and other creative solicitation materials.
9. Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with the Dean, faculty, and administration; central development; major donor prospects; and volunteers.
10. Skill in the development and leadership of team approaches to goal accomplishment.
11. Strong supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of fundraising and communications professionals, support staff, and volunteers.
12. Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special development or alumni relations projects.
13. Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through.
14. Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required and to travel to achieve stated goals.
15. Master's degree is preferred.
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