Job Requisition Number: 26660. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking an Assistant Director, Development Operations who will work within the department’s Development unit.
The Cal Athletics Fund is the fundraising and alumni relations arm of UC Berkeley’s Intercollegiate Athletics Department. The Assistant Director, Development Operations is a key member of the development operations team within the Cal Athletics Fund and helps to manage and execute the unit’s communication projects. This position assists with all external communications including writing for proposals, collateral, sport-specific reports, and donors reports, ensuring that Cal Athletics advancement messaging is strategically timed, cleanly edited, and consistently aligned with the mission of the Department.
The Assistant Director assists with the development and implementation of programs, events, and/or communication strategies designed to thank donors and inform external constituencies of institutional programs, activities, policies and practices. This position also supports the efforts of their development operations colleagues; including events, stewardship, and communication.
•Assists in the design and execution of the Development office’s external communications program and helps ensure information on all platforms (web, email, direct mail, social, etc.) is consistent with the mission, representative of the Cal Athletics brand, well organized and cleanly written, edited, and proofread. •Prepares written and visual materials (donor proposals, web content, reports, email content, event invites, acknowledgement letters, etc.) on behalf of fundraisers, leadership staff and the Athletic Director. •Helps to maintain the Cal Athletics Fund web presence for fundraising, reporting, as well as alumni and donor engagement. •Assists with planning and executing Cal alumni and donor engagement and fundraising events. •Responds to constituent inquiries and produces financial and impact reports upon request. •Learns to use departmental database, prepare reports and perform analysis. Maintains system for tracking external acknowledgment and communications in CRM systems.•Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. •Demonstrated experience working in a development office or non-profit setting. •Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Proven oral skills. •Highly developed interpersonal communication skills. •Skills and experience in project management, including event planning. •Strong analytical skills, service orientation, attention to detail, time management, ability to multitask in a high volume environment, organizational skills; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. •Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies. •Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.
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