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The RAND Corporation

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Director of Development, Pardee RAND Graduate School


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Job ID:

2796

Location:

Los Angeles Santa Monica, CA, United States 

Non-Profit Cause:

Consulting
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Job Views:

505

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

06.27.2017
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Job Function & Level:

TITLE (JOB LEVEL): Director / VP / Chief Officer
Development / Fundraising: Development / Advancement Generalist

Job Description:

 

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,700 people from more than 45 countries working in offices in North America, Europe and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $260 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. We rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

 
Position Description
 

The RAND Corporation is seeking a senior level, principal development officer to lead the fundraising efforts for the Pardee RAND Graduate School.  The Pardee RAND Graduate School is the largest and oldest public policy Ph.D. program in the country.  Already leading the way for other programs with its distinctive combination of coursework focused on analytic tools and methodologies, policy-relevant dissertations, and the unique requirement for all students to devote significant time to RAND research projects, the school is embarking on an initiative to build a PhD program that will be transformational for our students, RAND, and the field of public policy and policy analysis. 

Reporting to the RAND’s Executive Director of Development, this individual will also function as the primary advisor to the Dean of Pardee RAND to translate the school’s strategic priorities to a major fundraising campaign.  This person will cultivate and solicit major gifts and lead a development team to meet the school’s ambitious goals.  Some of the duties include:

  • Create and execute a plan for a major campaign, working with development leadership and outside counsel
  • Develop and advise the dean about board strategy, identifying and recruiting prospective Board of Governors members;  partner with school leadership to develop plans for board meetings
  • Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects; serve as primary point of contact for the Pardee RAND Board of Governors and solicit donors to the Dean’s Circle 
  • Guide a development team responsible for fundraising for the graduate school 
  • Serve as primary point of contact for the Dean and faculty to coordinate with other fundraising and alumni relations staff
  • Foster institutional partnerships for school programs including corporations, institutions and foundations
  • Promote best practices for cultivation and stewardship
  • Distill the priorities of Pardee RAND leadership, use key messages to support that mission and vision, develop written materials to communicate the value of supporting the priorities of Pardee RAND
  • Develop and track annual and campaign fundraising projections

Job Requirements:

Qualifications
 
  • Proven track record of ability to bring in 6 and 7 figure major gifts
  • Experience leading a fundraising campaign at a research or education institution
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and Salesforce or equivalent development CRM
 
Education Requirements
 

BA/BS; Master's degree preferred

 
Experience
 

Minimum 9 years of experience with 3 years of supervisory experience

 
Location
 

Santa Monica



Company Info


The RAND Corporation
United States
Phone:
Web Site: www.rand.org

Director of Development, Pardee RAND Graduate School

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

2796

Location:

Los Angeles Santa Monica, CA, United States 

Non-Profit Cause:

Consulting
col-narrow-right   

Job Views:

505

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

06.27.2017
col-wide   

Job Function & Level:

TITLE (JOB LEVEL): Director / VP / Chief Officer
Development / Fundraising: Development / Advancement Generalist

Job Description:

 

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,700 people from more than 45 countries working in offices in North America, Europe and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $260 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. We rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

 
Position Description
 

The RAND Corporation is seeking a senior level, principal development officer to lead the fundraising efforts for the Pardee RAND Graduate School.  The Pardee RAND Graduate School is the largest and oldest public policy Ph.D. program in the country.  Already leading the way for other programs with its distinctive combination of coursework focused on analytic tools and methodologies, policy-relevant dissertations, and the unique requirement for all students to devote significant time to RAND research projects, the school is embarking on an initiative to build a PhD program that will be transformational for our students, RAND, and the field of public policy and policy analysis. 

Reporting to the RAND’s Executive Director of Development, this individual will also function as the primary advisor to the Dean of Pardee RAND to translate the school’s strategic priorities to a major fundraising campaign.  This person will cultivate and solicit major gifts and lead a development team to meet the school’s ambitious goals.  Some of the duties include:

  • Create and execute a plan for a major campaign, working with development leadership and outside counsel
  • Develop and advise the dean about board strategy, identifying and recruiting prospective Board of Governors members;  partner with school leadership to develop plans for board meetings
  • Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects; serve as primary point of contact for the Pardee RAND Board of Governors and solicit donors to the Dean’s Circle 
  • Guide a development team responsible for fundraising for the graduate school 
  • Serve as primary point of contact for the Dean and faculty to coordinate with other fundraising and alumni relations staff
  • Foster institutional partnerships for school programs including corporations, institutions and foundations
  • Promote best practices for cultivation and stewardship
  • Distill the priorities of Pardee RAND leadership, use key messages to support that mission and vision, develop written materials to communicate the value of supporting the priorities of Pardee RAND
  • Develop and track annual and campaign fundraising projections

Job Requirements:

Qualifications
 
  • Proven track record of ability to bring in 6 and 7 figure major gifts
  • Experience leading a fundraising campaign at a research or education institution
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and Salesforce or equivalent development CRM
 
Education Requirements
 

BA/BS; Master's degree preferred

 
Experience
 

Minimum 9 years of experience with 3 years of supervisory experience

 
Location
 

Santa Monica