Job Requisition Number: 24291. University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) strengthens Berkeley’s excellence through engagement with alumni, parents, undergraduate and graduate students, and friends of the University, raising public awareness about Berkeley, and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus’s philanthropic advancement strategies and works to strengthen unit development in partnership with campus fundraisers. The Division handles a range of central activities and services encompassing communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, and more.
The Student Experience and Diversity (SED) program is designed to raise significant funds and provide meaningful engagement opportunities for alumni, students, and friends contributing philanthropically to the success of Berkeley students and the advancement of educational equity. The Student Experience and Diversity fundraising program raises funds in support of student aid, co-curricular activities, diversity, equity and inclusion. The SED Program interfaces with a broad range of divisions on campus, with focus on the offices of Equity & Inclusion, Undergraduate Education, and Student Affairs. The fundraising program encompasses major gift fundraising from individuals and foundations as well as direct response marketing. While most of the fundraising work will be focused on programs for undergraduate students, some of which will also benefit graduate student services in Equity & Inclusion, Undergraduate Education, and Student Affairs.
The University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic and experienced fundraiser to solicit philanthropic gifts supporting key cross-divisional programs that impact student experience services, including: 1) Building a New Global Citizen 2) Scholarships 3) Building Engaged and Living, Learning, and Social Communities 3) First Generation Students 4) Undocumented students 5) Campus-wide Disability Access. The Associate Director is the philanthropic content expert in these and other areas impacting student experience and success.
• Manage a portfolio of 125 major gift prospects who have the capacity to give $100,000 or more to the campus • Ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met and raise at least $1 million per year once established with an appropriate portfolio • Solicit gifts directly; work with senior officials, faculty, and key volunteers to implement successful solicitation strategies and maintain a cross-divisional view of solicitations and strategies • With director, develop long and short-range strategies for key content areas related to philanthropic needs to support the student experience at Berkeley • Conceive and execute appropriate cultivation events and collaborate with members of UDAR and campus on other activities (such as events, gift recognition and reporting) • Promote culture of philanthropy and provide fundraising training to program leaders concerning their role in fundraising and engagement • Collaborate with colleagues in other campus units to advance coordinate strategies for multi-interest donors and prospects• Minimum of three years of demonstrated successful major gift fundraising experience; ability to develop and structure complex gifts • Advanced skill in building prospect portfolio, knowledge of how to research, identify, and cultivate new donors • Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; keen attention to detail and ability to maintain strict confidentiality; expert skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of campus/college goals/objectives • Advanced Analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills required • Knowledge and appreciation of the campus, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, and applicable policies, infrastructure, and current issues of concern • Understanding of, and enthusiasm for, a team approach to fundraising • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment while effectively executing a challenging set of major gift plans and programs • Some evening and weekend hours, as well as occasional travel required
Education/Training: • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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.