The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Fund. This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $80,000 – $95,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.. Under the general direction of the Sr. Associate Athletic Director, External Affairs, responsibilities include overall management of the Wooden Athletic Fund. Responsible for raising 9 to 16 million dollars annually through the Wooden Athletic Fund to meet department goals. Manage a variety of fundraising programs in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics with emphasis on the annual gifts/Wooden Athletic Fund program which is comprised of eight unrestricted support groups delineated by giving levels. Determine overall goals and objectives; translate into annual operating plans, and evaluate programmatic strengths and weaknesses. Design and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies leading to closing of major gifts from individuals for the Wooden Athletic Fund as well as capital projects such as the Wasserman Football Center and the Mo Ostin Basketball Center. Supervise three full-time staff members and ensure that their area of responsibility is being managed appropriately. Develop and execute the UCLA Scholarship Seating Program which is the basis for UCLA Football and Men’s Basketball season ticket related donations. Manage priority seating program, benefits distribution, and online giving.
Expressions of interest must be received by September 30th, 2017. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume, references and salary history via the following website link: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1408745228015. Search by requisition #26603. UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities: Demonstrated ability to consistently and professionally solicit Athletics donors and season ticket holders for gifts of $25,000 and above for Wooden Athletic Fund and capital campaign projects. Demonstrated oral speaking skills to communicate in front of large groups and one-on-one with constituents and potential donors. Ability to motivate self and volunteers and to reach development goals; to organize, direct, motivate, and evaluate the efforts of volunteers. Skill in motivating others; stimulating people into effective action. Working knowledge of principles and practices of annual fundraising in a major university. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a comprehensive marketing plan. Demonstrated knowledge of critical issues in collegiate athletics and familiarity with terminology associated with athletics, fundraising, and ticketing. Demonstrated experience in coordinating the ticket distribution for large scale college football and basketball events. Experience in the management and the implementation of complex development programs, with demonstrated ability to envision and articulate future direction. Ability to perform duties with a great degree of accuracy, meeting deadlines, working effectively under conditions of frequent interruptions and fluctuating workload. Skill in working independently and following through with minimal direction. Identifying more effective methods of work operations. Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner where there are demanding deadlines. Analytical skill to evaluate information, identify and resolve problems. Supervisory skills to provide direction, guidance, and training to both. Professional and support staff. Ability to develop and document processes and procedures and communicate them to staff. Skill in interacting diplomatically with the public. Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly to effectively communicate with the public over the telephone and in the office. Strong communication skills to express both orally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the Department of Athletics. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, administrators, donors, outside vendors, and other university department employees. Ability to maintain a positive attitude in difficult situations. Understanding of how written communication, cultivation of donors contribute to a comprehensive development program. Demonstrated ability to write creative, concise, and grammatically correct letters and other written materials; ability to edit and proof copy for invitations, programs, and other fundraising materials. Working knowledge of University purchasing policies and procedures, University gift policy procedures, and ticketing procedures. High level skill in planning and budget development. Demonstrated skill in operating Microsoft programs: Word, Excel and Access, Advance, and Archtics. Analytical skill to evaluate information, identify and resolve problems. General knowledge of Internal Revenue Service tax-deductibility policies. Willingness to work a "flex" schedule including nights and weekends as required by professional responsibilities.
Additional Salary Information: This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $80,000 – $95,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.
UCLA Athletics embraces the mantra of "Champions Made Here", not just on the competitive field but in the classroom and in the community. UCLA's broad-based nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women was the first in the nation to win 100 NCAA Championships. UCLA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.