The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF) is the fundraising unit for the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), which encompasses the Cancer Theme of the David Geffen School of Medicine.
The Associate Director of Development, JCCF, will help plan, manage and execute a robust fundraising program to attract support for the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, a part of the JCCC and a part of the Division of Hematology/ Oncology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
The Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology provides psychosocial care - usually free of charge - to patients and families dealing with the emotional, psychological and physical burdens of cancer and its treatment. The psychosocial treatment at the Center involves a wide range of individual, family and group therapy - not only psychiatric care, but also educational programs in nutrition, spiritual care, qi gong and meditation; and workshops such as healing through art and preparing for surgery. The Center's mission is to empower patients and families with support that enhances their overall well-being as they go through the many challenges of a cancer diagnosis. The Center's whole-person approach to care is embedded throughout the medical care provided by oncologists and nurses in about 20 cancer care clinics throughout Southern California. The Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology has commenced a $50 million endowment campaign, with the lead gift of $18 million from the founding family and the Simms/Mann Family Foundation. That gift includes a $6 million matching fund to inspire others to contribute to the Endowment Campaign for the Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology.
In collaboration with the Director of the JCCF and Director of Development of the JCCF, the Associate Director of Development will participate in the development and implementation of each fiscal year's Endowment and Current Use fundraising for the Center. This individual will personally cultivate, solicit and steward major gift ($25,000+) donors and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects. Related responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reports and tracking of progress, proposal writing, acknowledgement letters, donor stewardship and working with faculty, administrators, and volunteers. This individual will also support the fundraising efforts of the Advisory Board of the Simms/Mann Center to execute strategies for fundraising growth and further engagement. This position works with the Special Events staff of the JCCF on events which benefit the work of the Center and with colleagues across UCLA Health Sciences Development. Qualifications Required: Three to five years of experience working in a fundraising environment, preferably in an academic medical setting and/or prior experience working in non-profit organizations and/or in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising and major giving in a major research university of institution of equivalent complexity and/or in a non-profit organization. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement broad ranging and specific individual identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies. Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, solicitation materials, appropriate letters of acknowledgement, proposals and other cultivation and solicitation materials; ability to prepare clear and compelling materials for fundraising events, initiatives and programs. 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 Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate volunteers who support development goals and programs. Well-developed interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and build and sustain lasting relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents; ability to handle constituents with tact and diplomacy, especially when engaged in high-pressure situations. Ability to take initiative, work independently and accept responsibility; adept at setting priorities and managing work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals according to deadlines in a high-paced work environment; ability to adapt to changing priorities and multi-task to meet deadlines. Knowledge of data management sufficient to retrieve data and isolate specific market segments. Impeccable integrity and discretion in dealing with donors, alumni, students, administrators and colleagues. Strong information technology, digital and social media skills; demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft suite of applications as well as familiarity with other database, spreadsheet, scheduling and email applications; willingness to learn new programs and applications in a prompt and efficient manner. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed, for special events, special projects and/or meetings. Bachelor's Degree, Preferred: Demonstrated proficiency in Blackbaud CRM or equivalent development database and the use of databases to generate reports. Knowledge of cancer and integrative whole-person care services.
UCLA 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, or protected Veteran status.