The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs is located in the midst of the thriving and innovative city of Los Angeles. The School is a place where social work, urban planning and policy-making converge as scholars discover new ways to empower the disadvantaged, serve communities and solve local and global problems. Faculty and students address society's most pressing concerns as they take scholarship to the streets with the mission of creating a healthier, happier population. Philanthropic support provides the necessary resources to grow future generations of transformative leaders and advance solutions to issues including immigration, health care financing, national security, economic development and an aging population.
UCLA is recruiting an Executive Director, External Relations, to oversee development, external relations and communications for the Luskin School of Public Affairs. Reporting jointly to the Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Senior Executive Director of Development for the Professional Schools, the Executive Director will implement a comprehensive and integrated development program. In cooperation with University Communications and Public Outreach, the Executive Director will develop, implement and oversee a communications program designed to enhance the visibility and reputation of the School. In conjunction with the Dean, the Executive Director will lead activities in the areas of Special Events and Protocol, Alumni Relations and the Senior Fellowship Program. Responsibilities include maintaining progress in meeting Centennial Campaign goals and managing direct efforts to attract private support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. Additionally this position will represent the School to various stakeholders, develop sophisticated fundraising strategies, provide effective team leadership and exhibit strong strategic planning and analytical skills.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years of professional experience in the design, implementation and management of complex development programs with a strong understanding of the principles and practices of university development and alumni relations. Candidates for this opportunity will possess demonstrated skill in developing sophisticated strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts. The Executive Director, External Relations, will also have the ability to develop, implement and oversee a strategic communications program designed to enhance the visibility and reputation of the Luskin School of Public Affairs. Strong communication skills to express, both verbally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the Luskin School of Public Affairs, are a key component of this role. In addition, the Executive Director will be an excellent collaborator, leader and motivator with strong communication and interpersonal skills to express the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the Luskin School of Public Affairs.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct