Associate Director, Reunion Giving - UCLA School of Law
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POST DATE 9/19/2019
END DATE 12/18/2019
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY
ADVANCEMENT OFFICER II
Associate Director, Reunion Giving - UCLA School of Law
$5,300 - $9,875 monthly
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Job Summary Statement:
Founded in 1949, the 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 of Law 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.
Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Associate Director, Reunion Giving, will direct reunion gift campaigns for UCLA Law's almost 18,000 alumni, and the annual class giving campaign for the current year's graduating class, with the primary objectives of raising funds in support of UCLA Law and growing the engagement of UCLA Law alumni. This individual will develop fundraising strategies to realize set fundraiser goals around visits, solicitations, qualifications, and dollars for annual fund and leadership level gifts ($5,000 - $100,000).The Associate Director will also foster and maintain extensive class participation across degree programs; recruit, train and manage reunion and graduating class gift volunteers; and develop strong, collegial and effective working relationships with the associate deans, development and alumni relations team members, faculty and key UCLA Law staff to coordinate solicitation and recruitment strategies for donor prospects. The Associate Director will coordinate reunion solicitation mailings and fundraising marketing materials as well as produce regular reports on the status of reunion and graduating class giving campaigns. This individual will serve as an important intermediary between the alumni relations and development staffs as needed to ensure that reunion giving and associated alumni-focused development programs are conducted and coordinated in a high-quality, highly personalized manner. The Associate Director will travel as required to meet with donor prospects and volunteers for fundraising visits, committee meetings, and other face to face interactions with that are vital to achieving the primary goals and objectives of reunion and graduating class giving. In addition, the Associate Director will contribute to the broader mission and external activities of the External Affairs Office.
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QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION
1. Two to three years of demonstrated experience working in a fundraising environment with a preference for reunion and/or annual graduating class giving and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development.
2. Working knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising at a major research university of institution of equivalent complexity.
3. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific individual identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies, preferably at a leadership giving level.
4. Strong oral communication skills to collect and convey information with accuracy, diplomacy and tact; ability to persuasively express the mission of the university and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the UCLA School of Law.
5. Well-developed interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and build and sustain lasting relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.
6. Ability to take initiative, work independently and accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals accordingly to deadlines in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.
7. Excellent written communication skills necessary to write and edit reports, business correspondence, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising events, initiatives and programs.
8. Ability to run, analyze and summarize computer-generated reports; analyze data effectively to isolate specific market segments; recognize areas of weakness and recommend strategies that achieve stated objectives.
9. Good judgment with a demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations, donor files and other confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
10. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications as well as other software, database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications in a prompt and efficient manner.
11. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.
12. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.
13. Ability to travel and work weekends and evenings as needed.
14. Working knowledge of the mission of alumni relations is preferred.
15. Demonstrated proficiency in Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports is preferred.
16. Bachelor's degree is preferred.
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