Position Description: Consistently ranked as one of the top elite entertainment and performing arts institutions in the world, UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), offers an innovative curriculum that integrates the study and creation of live performance, film, television and the digital arts. TFT is driven by a vision to serve as a premier global interdisciplinary profession school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world. The ability to raise funds supports this vision and enables the school to serve as a launching pad for excellence in the creation of creators and the making of makers.
Under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs for TFT, the Assistant Director of Development will establish long-range goals and objectives for annual giving and overall development programs and activities that reflect the academic priorities of TFT. This individual will identify, cultivate, and solicit donors for the TFT Fund (annual recurring gifts up to $25,000) and for the School; spearhead the annual Student Awards process (TFT student support including scholarships and film production awards); solicit renewals, identify new donors, and steward current and past donors. The Assistant Director will meet with faculty and staff in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise; and represent TFT to the broader community. The Assistant Director will establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals and offices within TFT and External Affairs; use data to develop constituencies and identify prospects in relation to academic priorities; elevate current donors to the major gifts level ($25,000+) and successfully segue the relationship to the Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni Affairs, or work collaboratively with the Assistant Dean in major gift solicitation. This individual will create and manage a core of prospects for unrestricted annual gifts and maintain active awareness of individuals in the prospect pipeline at various stages of identification, cultivation and solicitation. In addition, the Assistant Director will create and manage special events for both donor cultivation and fundraising, oversee other development programmatic projects and activities and delegate work to support staff in a meaningful manner while maintaining success in management of responsibilities and deliverables.
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.