Position Description: The UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility that promotes collaborations across disciplines and enables the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology. CNSI faculty represent a multi-disciplinary team of preeminent scientists from the life and physical sciences, engineering, medicine, and related fields. The work conducted at CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanoscience-related research focused on Energy, Environment, Health-Medicine, and Information Technology.
Reporting jointly to the Senior Director of Development for UCLA External Affairs and to the CNSI Academic Director, and working closely with the CNSI Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy and Business Development will establish long-range goals and strategies for CNSI in an effort to enhance philanthropic and financial resources from individuals, foundations and other non-profit organizations, corporations, and venture investments. This key position will be directly responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships in the business, non-profit and investment communities to increase the financial resources available to CNSI. This includes the ability to structure and recommend agreements with funding partners involving intellectual property, licensing and equity participation. The Director will oversee the solicitation of major gift prospects, collaborate in the creation of external facing communications that reflect funding initiatives, and develop a calendar of outreach activities to promote those priorities. This individual will support the formation and engagement of CNSI external advisory council.
The Director will represent the Academic Director of the CNSI, the Institute, and UCLA to individual major gift donors, foundations, corporations, investors and the wider community across a range of public settings that will enable CNSI to accelerate transformative research. In partnership with the CNSI's leadership, the Director will also be responsible for managing the Institute's participation in the UCLA Centennial Campaign, which includes developing strategies to build a significant endowment for the Institute.
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.
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.