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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: May 17, 2019
Departmental Overview University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) strengthens Berkeley's excellence through engagement with alumni, parents, undergraduate and graduate students, and friends of the University, raising public awareness about Berkeley and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus' philanthropic advancement 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.
Develops data mining, descriptive, and predictive statistical modeling strategies to segment, analyze, and rank prospect pools, and to answer specific business questions that create fundraising efficiencies and improve fundraising effectiveness.
Uses internal and external data sources.
Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes the collection of information and data; recommends statistical approaches, trends, sources and uses.
Prepares data for presentation.
Identifies multivariate strategies.
Analyzes the interrelationships of data and defines logical aspects of data sets.
Reviews new software and keeps abreast of statistical techniques and potential effects on statistical testing
Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes business and user needs, documenting requirements, and revising existing system logic difficulties as necessary.
Creates complex specifications for reports to meet user requirements.
Validates requirements against needs.
Designs, develops, modifies, debugs and evaluates complex prospect reports for use by Prospect Development and fundraising units.
Plans and executes unit integration and acceptance testing.
Provides analysis and information of complex results or activities, including analysis of donor trends and interests and giving capacity and affinity, and makes recommendations to management for program changes as required.
Plans, schedules, and implements projects and programs that support fundraising and alumni relations.
Develops programs that optimize fundraiser prospect portfolios.
Coordinates and oversees the work of support staff and/or other professionals.
Assists in planning and analysis of fundraising and alumni relations programs and results.
Participates in short and long-range strategic planning.
Develops strategies within existing policy guidelines.
Participates in cross-functional teams to solve complex business or systems issues.
Understands industry practices and department policies and procedures relating to work assignments.
Ensures that predetermined goals are met.
Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising and donor relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
Thorough written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationship at all organizational levels, and to work with both technical and non-technical personnel. Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
Thorough project management skills.
Requires skills associated with analysis of processes and problems, information flow and architecture.
Advanced skills in statistical analysis, predictive and descriptive modeling.
Requires advanced skills in R, Excel, Access, and SQL programming and analysis tools. Experience of tools such as dplyr, ggplot2, and knitr to provide data analysis including reports and visualizations.
Requires ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs.
Must be self motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
Skill to maintain confidentiality.
Skills to meet or exceed goals and objectives.
Excellent client service orientation and follow-through.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits Annual salary to commensurate with experience.
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.
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