The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in the search
for a Director of Development.
Working closely with the Associate Dean of External Affairs, the
Director of Development will plan and implement a strong, proactive
program to secure major gifts from a portfolio of individual
prospects in support of the School’s mission and strategic plan.
The Director is responsible for qualifying, cultivating,
soliciting, and stewarding major individual prospects ($100,000 and
up) with an emphasis on endowed chairs, fellowships, research
centers, gifts in-kind, and unrestricted endowments in the $250,000
or higher range. The Director works collaboratively with major
gifts officers, faculty, and key administrators to increase the
number and size of individual gifts; coordinates and staffs donor
visits, working with Central Development and within the School; and
hosts VIP visitors to UCLA School of Law. The Director visits
specified geographic regions in the U.S. to cultivate donors and
acts as a liaison to the central major gifts officers to foster
effective collaboration between that office and UCLA School of Law
in managing regional giving prospects, and connecting central major
gifts staff to appropriate staff and faculty at UCLA Law. The
Director works closely with the School’s Dean, Associate Dean,
volunteers, faculty, students, development staff, and other
colleagues school-wide and campus-wide and accompanies and staffs
deans on prospect and donor calls.
Founded in 1949, UCLA School of Law has garnered a reputation for
artful teaching, influential scholarship, and enduring innovation.
As the first public law school in Southern California and the
youngest top-ranked law school in the United States, UCLA Law has
consistently pushed new boundaries in the study and practice of
law. Over the decades, UCLA Law has developed a depth and breadth
of academic offerings unsurpassed by any other law school in the
nation. Its Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy is
among the strongest public interest law programs in the country. It
is one of four among the top 20 law schools with a specialization
in Business Law and Policy – and the only one to offer a
specialization in Critical Race Studies.
UCLA Law’s faculty also has emerged as one of the most influential
nationwide. Its professors are leading scholars in areas including
bankruptcy, corporate law, constitutional law, critical race
theory, entertainment law, environmental law, intellectual
property, and tax law.
The UCLA Law alumni community is more than 15,000 strong and
extends around the world. Alumni live and practice in virtually
every state, the District of Columbia, multiple U.S. territories
and more than 50 foreign nations. These graduates excel in their
chosen fields, from private practice to business to government to
public interest and beyond. UCLA Law has a long tradition of
distinction on the bench, with more than 320 alumni who are
serving, or have served, on courts throughout the country. Six UCLA
Law alumni are now judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit – the largest number of graduates from any single law
school who are serving on the court.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred for this position and a minimum of
three years of progressively responsible development experience,
preferably in higher education fundraising, is required.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and
To apply for this position, visit: http://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com.