Job Requisition Number: 26961. University Development and Alumni Relations, formerly named University Relations, increases support for and enhances knowledge of UC Berkeley through communications, public outreach, and fundraising. The department is responsible for centralized fundraising and donor engagement, and works to strengthen unit development offices by consulting and partnering with campus fundraisers. University Development and Alumni Relations also handles a range of central activities and services encompassing events, communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, database management, and more. University Development and Alumni Relations encompasses the UC Berkeley Foundation (UCBF), a California nonprofit public benefit corporation established to secure support for the University. The UCBF is also Cal’s primary vehicle for enlisting fundraising volunteers from the private sector. The UCBF is staffed by University Development and Alumni Relations leadership.
Manages highly complex events, including programs in New York, LA and San Diego, or high visibility events involving influential or important friends or members of the campus community. May orchestrate large scale events in support of the campus, which include senior campus management, University executives, faculty, international dignitaries and government officials. Designs strategic marketing and advertising plans to ensure participation from target populations at events. Develops and works with cross-campus teams to develop proactive working groups around singular purpose.
•Using institutional knowledge and awareness of constituency perception, designs, develops and implements short and long-term strategic plans, programs, events, and activities. •May oversee all aspects of complex external relations programs, projects and events, including coordinating special programs and overseeing production of audio/visual or written and visual materials. •Quickly and appropriately identifies, addresses, and mitigates unforeseen and/or rapidly unfolding events that may negatively impact relationships between the campus and various constituencies, keeping senior management appropriately advised and notified. •May mentor less experienced staff members. •Analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data, reporting findings, interpreting results and/or making recommendations. •Responds to constituent inquiries. Manages relationships with high level donors.•Advanced knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, issues of concern and infrastructure. •Advanced knowledge of assigned area of responsibility, for example, the campus scientific community. •Advanced knowledge of issues of concern in higher education. •Advanced knowledge of practices and procedures associated with building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies. •Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by target constituencies. •Active listening skills, including advanced critical thinking and analytical skills. •Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues. •Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events. •Advanced skills in team building and goal setting with a diverse community.
Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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.