Job Requisition Number: 25318. University Development and Alumni Relations, increases support for and enhances knowledge of UC Berkeley through communications, public outreach, and fundraising. The department is responsible for centralized fundraising and donor engagement, and works to strengthen unit development offices by consulting and partnering with campus fundraisers. University Development and Alumni Relations also handles a range of central activities and services encompassing events, communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, database management, and more. University Development and Alumni Relations encompasses the UC Berkeley Foundation (UCBF), a California nonprofit public benefit corporation established to secure support for the University. The UCBF is also Cal’s primary vehicle for enlisting fundraising volunteers from the private sector. The UCBF is staffed by University Development and Alumni Relations leadership.
UC Berkeley is seeking a Senior Prospect Analyst to join our Prospect Development team. Partnering with 30+ fundraising units, Prospect Development provides customized information and analysis that help development staff build and maintain relationships with donors.
We are proud to work at one of the world’s top universities and strive to go above and beyond to build on UC Berkeley’s successful fundraising efforts. Prospect Development has a large and skilled research team whose members collaborate closely with fundraisers across campus.
Candidates should share an entrepreneurial spirit, and be willing to initiate and lead projects to make our work more effective and improve our service to campus partners.
•Serve as an internal consultant to campus fundraising units; provide targeted services that support fundraising strategies and priorities. •Assist development staff in building and executing fundraising plans and analyzing donor pools; provide data and reports to manage solicitation and fundraising progress; ensure overall integrity of fundraiser performance metrics. •Identify potential donors and new fundraising opportunities using predictive models, wealth screening, and data mining; assign prospects to gift officer portfolios and monitor related qualification, cultivation, and solicitation activities. •Research, analyze, and maintain information on prospects’ backgrounds, interests and capacity to give. •Disseminate prospect news and rating information; participate in planning and strategy development meetings. •Serve as consultant and trainer for effective use of the donor database and compliance with campus prospect management policies and procedures; provide additional training on information tools, processes, methodologies, research methods and information sources. •Stay abreast of campus initiatives and priorities, and well as fundraising trends and issues; leverage networking and educational opportunities to develop necessary knowledge and skills; share skills and techniques with peers and colleagues. •Employ a variety of communication methods and media to inform clients of existing, new and enhanced services, database improvements, and department capabilities.•Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience •Outstanding organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills •Strong customer service orientation and follow-through •Experience using databases for information analysis, storage and retrieval •Knowledge of and experience with techniques and methodologies of research using broad range of information sources •Detail-oriented with ability to understand the big picture •Creative thinker who sees and builds connections and opportunities •Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; articulate, outgoing and confident, with excellent listening skills •Curious, open-minded, resilient and flexible •Ability to work successfully in teams and under own initiative, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and meet deadlines efficiently •Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) •Ability to work with highly sensitive, confidential information
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.