| Job Requisition Number: 23126. University Development and Alumni Relations |
University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) builds BerkeleyÃs excellence and character by strengthening relations with alumni, parents, and friends of the University, raising public awareness about Berkeley, and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campusÃs philanthropic advancement strategies and works to strengthen unit development offices by partnering with campus fundraisers. It handles a range of central activities and services, encompassing events, communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, database management, and more.
The Strategic Initiatives
Berkeley is transforming its approach to fundraising. Recognizing that philanthropy today is becoming more issue-oriented than ever before and that Berkeley, thanks to its comprehensive excellence, has the ability to address many of the worldÃs most intransigent problems, we are developing fundraising initiatives that have the capacity to energize and activate a broad range of prospective donors. To be successful, these initiatives require close collaboration and coordination of fundraising strategy across diverse campus units, including academic, research and public programs. Three key priorities embody this new approach: the Arts + Design Initiative, the Berkeley Brain Initiative, and an initiative in support of the Innovative Genomics Institute.
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is committed to expanding our understanding of the ways in which genomic information is harnessed by facilitating fundamental advances in biological and biomedical research that enable scientists to edit genomes with unprecedented ease, speed, and cost effectiveness. At the core of the programÃs work is a technology called CRISPR-Cas9, an extraordinarily effective gene-editing tool that has revolutionized biomedical research. This technology was discovered in 2012 at UC Berkeley by Professor Jennifer Doudna, who serves as IGI Executive Director and holds the Li Ka Shing ChancellorÃs Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences. The technology is generating new approaches to health problems as diverse as sickle cell anemia, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, AIDS, and depression; agricultural applications to address issues of food supply around the world; and activating microbial genomics to provide new solutions for global sustainability.
The Arts + Design Initiative, launched in 2015, seeks to integrate creativity into the fabric of student life by expanding the range of curricular and extracurricular offerings available to students of all majors. It also supports the work of faculty, artists, designers and curators affiliated with an array of world-class academic and presenting units at Berkeley, advancing cross-arts as well as arts and STEM collaborations, and ensuring that the arts and design serve as a bridge between our campus and the broader community.
Neuroscience at UC Berkeley is in an ambitious phase of development, with plans for significant further program expansion in the next five years. The effort, called the Berkeley Brain Initiative aims to create a platform that would galvanize the power of Berkeley basic science, engineering, mathematics and computation in combination with leading programs in biology and psychology to make one of the top centers for brain science in the world.
The Development Analyst provides key analytic and writing support to the fundraising leads of all the Strategic Initiatives with special focus on the Innovative Genomics Institute and the Berkeley Brain Initiative. Working in close collaboration with and under the direction of each initiative's development leader, the Development Analyst will be a key partner in the strategic development and implementation of campus-wide fundraising initiatives. The Development Analyst will take on a wide variety of tasks essential to achieving critical program goals, including coordination with various partners in schools and units across the university; working with BerkeleyÃs donor database and other internal systems to help track and advance campus strategies for top prospective donors in an informed and coordinated way; and providing essential reporting and analysis.
The Development Analyst will draft a range of materials that advance cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the initiativesÃ top donors, such as correspondence, briefings, proposals and reports. The candidate will need to understand and communicate a range of complex content, from science and technology, to arts and design. As needed, the Development Analyst will also help to plan and execute a broad range of cultivation and stewardship events and activities to highlight BerkeleyÃs excellence in multidisciplinary arts and sciences. This work requires active, thorough research and rapid acquisition of knowledge about campus programs and prospects, as well as the ability to adopt a donor-centric perspective and think critically about how best to advance organizational, strategic, and fundraising priorities across a diverse range of units and programs.