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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 26, 2019.
Departmental Overview The California Policy Lab (CPL) creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to improve the lives of Californians by generating evidence that transforms public policy. We do this by forming lasting partnerships between government and California's flagship public universities to harness the power of research and administrative data. We work on California's most urgent problems, including homelessness, poverty, crime, and education inequality. We facilitate close working partnerships between policymakers and researchers at UC Berkeley and UCLA to help evaluate and improve public programs through rigorous empirical research and technical assistance.
Responsibilities The Development Manager will lead the Lab's development efforts, reporting to the Executive Directors of each site. The position will develop and implement a fundraising strategy and will be responsible for identifying potential donors, cultivating those relationships, and fundraising for a multi-million dollar annual budget and future endowment. The Development Manager will also support research staff in applying for government and foundation project support grants.
The Development Manager will join our growing team at a critical juncture in our development. Our project launched in 2017 and we are rapidly expanding our teams in the UCLA and UC Berkeley offices. We have had success with early development efforts, especially with foundation support, and have a stable base on which to grow the Lab. The Development Manager's efforts will focus on expanding and diversifying our long-term funding sources.
The Development Manager should have demonstrated experience working with organizations who focus on research or policy in one or more of CPL's policy areas, including criminal justice, education, labor, homelessness, and the social safety net. We have a preference for candidates with development experience and who are familiar with a non-profit, academic, or research environment, especially one where there is an existing development environment to navigate. The position works directly with leading social policy researchers at UC Berkeley and UCLA, state and local government agency staff, as well as the leadership team at CPL, and it is important that the candidate be able to communicate our work to different audiences. The position will be based in Berkeley, but will occasional require travel to Los Angeles and other cities.
We are looking for a Development Manager who is passionate about the work of the California Policy Lab and is effective at telling our story to potential funders.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Training and experience that clearly demonstrates qualifications.
Minimum requirement of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
2+ years of experience in policy or research in one of the policy areas in which CPL works.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
Expert skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations in securing gifts.
Expert analytical, critical thinking, problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Experience in project management and conducting projects independently on deadline.
Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Preference for at least five (5) years of job experience in fundraising.
Expertise in the areas in which the California Policy Lab works.
Past experience fundraising at a non-profit, university, or other research environment.
Past experience in applying for grants and managing relationships with foundations.
Past experience working for or with government agencies.
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 One year contract position with the possibility of extension.
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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