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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: February 1, 2019.
Departmental Overview University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) strengthens Berkeley's excellence through engagement with alumni, parents, students, and friends of the University, raising public awareness about Berkeley, and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus's philanthropic advance 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 & Diversity Fundraising (SED) program leads major gift philanthropy for the divisions of Equity & Inclusion, Student Affairs and Undergraduate education to amplify the Berkeley student experience, including student aid, co-curricular activities and equity and inclusion.
Responsibilities Provides analysis and information of complex results or activities related to scholarships and scholarship stewardship - including events and communications. Makes recommendations to upper management for program changes or development of new programs as required.
Participates in short and long-range strategic planning for scholarships, in consultation with campus stakeholders and in adherence with industry standard best practices.
Develops best practices within existing policy guidelines to optimize scholarship fundraising at UC Berkeley. Ensures that policies related to stewardship program fulfillment for the SED group are met.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Thorough working knowledge and understanding of higher education, fundraising, financial aid and scholarships, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of donor stewardship
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
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 goals and objectives.
Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information This is a full-time, one year contract position.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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