Job Requisition Number: 26008. 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.
•Plans, schedules, and implements fundraising and alumni relations projects and programs, including specific fundraising programs such as annual fund, best practice research, et cetera. Programs may focus on young alumni, loyal donors, or lapsed donors. •Provides analysis and information of complex results or activities, and makes recommendations to upper management for program changes or development of new programs as required. Program development includes recommending new approaches to cultivation, engagement and solicitation. Recommend and pilot or test new approaches, and report results to support recommendations. •Participates in short and long-range strategic planning, making recommendations based on past program success or future projections. •Develops strategies within existing annual giving solicitation policy. •Assists in detailed planning of annual solicitation programs. Develop and execute strategies. •Coordinates and oversees the work of support staff and/or other professionals. •Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met•Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training •Annual giving fundraising experience •Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, annual giving, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices. •Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure. •Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera. •Thorough written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationship at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies. •Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution. •Thorough project management skills. •Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives. This is a one year, full-time contract position.
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.