Job Requisition Number: 24225. This position cultivates and secures unrestricted and restricted corporate and foundation funding working closely with Berkeley Engineering academic departments and research programs to build and maintain corporate relationships/partnerships. As part of the College Relations team, The Fundraiser 3 serves as liaison on College-led strategic partnerships with key corporate and foundation prospects and provides leadership, guidance, and counsel to faculty who are new to the corporate fundraising process. The position also coordinates relations with the various College departments for the Corporate and Signature Partnership relationships. This position also works on special funding and development initiatives as they may arise.
30% Identifies, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards donors. Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met. Includes, but is not limited to: *Cultivates and secures unrestricted and restricted corporate gifts. *Works closely with College’s academic departments and research programs to build and maintain corporate relationships/partnerships. *Serves as liaison and support to College-led corporate strategic partnerships with key corporate and foundation prospects to help maximize the benefit of these targeted fundraising efforts. *Works with assigned corporate and foundation donors and prospects, in addition to identifying new ones. *Helps keep up-to-date “account plans” for key prospects.
25% Assists in detailed planning of fund development and annual solicitation programs. Develops strategies within existing policy guidelines. Includes but is not limited to: *Provides leadership, guidance, and counsel to faculty who are new to the corporate fundraising process. *Works on special funding initiatives as they may arise, for strategic short-term and long-term funding needs in the College (i.e. scholarships for broadening student participation and access; funding for special student leadership programs, etc.).
15% Plans, schedules, and implements fundraising and alumni relations projects and programs, including specific fundraising programs such as annual fund, alumni relations, research, et cetera. Includes, but not limited to: *Establishes and maintains relationships with key leadership Engineering faculty who are engaged in ongoing corporate cultivation and funding partnerships, including major research centers (i.e. BSAC, BWRC, etc.), the Associate Dean for Research, the Fung Institute Faculty Director, etc. *Serves as College spokesperson with student fundraising groups, and helps to coordinate and oversee those activities as needed.
15% Designs, organizes, and implements special events. Includes but is not limited to: *Develops and executes strategic corporate and foundation prospect campus visits, including identifying the key faculty to include, research projects to feature, student program to highlight. *Staffs the Dean, Associate/Assistant Deans, College/Berkeley faculty and other senior staff by providing strategic briefing memoranda and clearly articulated goals and plans to ensure the best outcomes for College/campus leaders and Corporate/Foundation prospects.
5% 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. Includes but is not limited to: *Enhancing and maintaining the College of Engineering’s Corporate Relations and Foundations program web presence and maintains current, useful print publications, as needed..
5% Participates in short and long-range strategic planning. Includes but is not limited to: *Annual business review and annual plan development, each June-July. *Regular management and revisions of Corporate and Foundation top prospects portfolio.
5% Coordinates and oversees the work of support staff and/or other professionals.*Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices. *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. *The holder must be comfortable working with senior corporate executives and prominent foundation leaders and must have a successful record of securing corporate and foundation gifts, preferably in a university setting. *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.
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