Position Description: The UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (Broad Stem Cell Research (BSCRC)) is a multidisciplinary campus-wide research organization. The Center includes a membership of ~250 faculty representing more than 30+ academic disciplines from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Law, Engineering and the College of Letters and Science. The Center supports innovation, excellence, and the highest ethical standards focused on taking groundbreaking stem cell research discoveries from the laboratory to the patient for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Critical to accomplishing the mission is the ability to raise funds that keep vital research and initiatives in motion.
In collaboration with the Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences and the Center's academic and administrative leadership, the Center's Director of Development manages a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Center that reflects its academic and research priorities. The Director establishes and implements goals and objectives for the Center's development program and develops and coordinates strategies for fundraising, stewardship, and cultivation of a major gifts program as well as driving communication strategies with the larger donor pool. The incumbent is responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress in achieving the goals. In addition, the Director personally cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift donors and manages a portfolio of major gift prospects with a focus on building diversity in the donor portfolio. The Director meets with Center faculty and gains a working knowledge of their research interests and expertise. The Director serves as a resource to the Center's leadership and faculty and represents the Center to the broader community.
The successful candidate will embody a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and engage in projects with a self-starter attitude. As this position requires significant skill in building and stewarding relationships, the Director must possess a donor and volunteer service mentality. This individual must serve as an organized and inspiring team leader and mentor for the Center's development team, providing the guidance and framework necessary for them to succeed in their position and grow professionally. Finally, the incumbent must have a personal drive for excellence and a genuine passion for the Center's mission.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.