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.
Serving as the Director of Development for TFT, this individual will work in partnership with the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Affairs to lead and support efforts in crafting both short- and long- term development strategies toward ambitious results in support of key priorities of the school. The Director will initiate and manage proposals, solicitations and stewardship, independently, and in collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs. Fundraising efforts will include the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects/donors with an emphasis on major gifts, unrestricted gifts (annual) and endowment gifts. The Director will be the staff lead and liaison to the faculty on the School's annual scholarship awards program. This individual will manage a portfolio of donors and prospects in support of development goals; assess area strengths and weaknesses for development activities; and develop appropriate strategies to initiate fundraising programs for individuals, foundations, corporations and other entities in support of the School. The Director will create and supervise written materials and special events related to fundraising initiatives at all levels including major gifts; engage in frequent interaction with donors and volunteers; and work with the Dean, Department Chairs, faculty, volunteers, and other UCLA leaders to further the development program of the School.
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.