Campaign Analyst (7399U ), University Development and Alumni Relations
About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled unparalleled intellectual, economic and social innovation in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's core institutional values of comprehensive excellence and access, as well as its status as the flagship institution in public higher education, make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley successfully completed a $3 billion campaign at the end of 2013. The university is currently in the planning phase of its next multi-year, multi-billion dollar campaign.
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Departmental Overview University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) builds Berkeley's 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 campus's 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.
UDAR's campaign team oversees planning and implementation of the university's comprehensive campaign, of which we are currently in the planning/quiet phase. The campaign team helps develop campaign priorities, establishes and staffs volunteer campaign leadership committees, engages and liaises with external campaign counsel, plans and implements campaign projects before and after launch, and helps track and monitor campaign progress.
Collaborates with senior campus leadership as well as UDAR and campus colleagues in establishing campaign priorities and tracking and monitoring progress toward campaign goals. Facilitates and supports the process for defining campus-wide capital campaign priorities particularly related to revitalizing science and engineering research facilities. Also, works closely with faculty working groups to define, articulate and move forward fundraising priorities related to Berkeley's Signature Initiatives in the areas of artificial intelligence, environment, democracy, equality and opportunity, and health.
In coordination with other relevant UDAR and campus units, provides project management and leadership on a variety of key campaign projects including: campaign marketing and communications, campaign launch events, and implementation of recommendations from campaign counsel's readiness assessments and other related reports.
Works closely with colleagues in UDAR to track campaign strategies and ensure active follow-up with Berkeley's top 100 donors, key capital prospects, and major donors who participated in the Marts & Lundy survey. Also provides support to the AVC/Campaign Director in managing her portfolio of prospects
Serves as point person for Berkeley's participation in the Advancement Leadership Forum, which entails developing systems to support regular, campus-wide data gathering and assessment in the areas of advancement metrics and expenditures across campus. Through ALF and other contacts with peer universities, conducts benchmarking analyses related to the campaign and a variety of development areas.
Assists in management and staffing of campaign committees, campaign events, supporting the work of campaign consultants, and other campaign priorities that arise. Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups. Researches and summarizes best practices in field.
Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally requiring discretion and diplomacy in order to negotiate with or persuade officials to adopt the proposed solution.
Leads and directs a wide variety of projects and follows through with all levels of staff and individuals inside and outside the organization.
Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills,including active listening, to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
Advanced project management skills.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Prior work in development is essential, and campaign-planning experience preferred.
Ability to research, analyze and synthesize information and issues; create and evaluate alternative solutions; make recommendations.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of CADS or similar CRM system.
Advanced data analysis skills and Excel skills.
Sophisticated understanding of working with high level donors and volunteers, as well as senior campus administrators, faculty and staff.
Excellent organizational skills, and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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.
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.