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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 1, 2020
The Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley is widely regarded as one of the top journalism programs in the United States. The School offers a two-year Masters of Journalism degree to an enrollment of about 120 students at a time. All students spend their first semester in an intensive course that teaches accurate, responsible deadline reporting and writing. During their remaining three semesters, students may specialize in print, video, documentary, photojournalism, audio or multimedia. The school's emphasis is on mastering a wide variety of techniques while learning the highest standards of responsible and enterprising journalism. There are 8 permanent faculty members in the School and many working journalists who serve as adjuncts and visiting lecturers. The School employs an average of 25 temporary and career staff members.
The Associate Director for Advancement is responsible for designing, developing, delivering, and administering fundraising programs for the School, as part of our larger Advancement Team made up of fundraising, outreach, publicity, alumni relations, and web development. Under supervision of the Assistant Dean for Advancement, designs a comprehensive annual giving strategy for Berkeley Journalism's Annual Fund to raise and renew flexible funds. Coordinates the School's Annual Fund, participates in short and long range strategic planning and develops and maintains a personal portfolio of prospects and donors.
Under supervision of the Assistant Dean for Advancement, plans, schedules, and implements fundraising projects and programs, including specific fundraising programs such as annual fund, research, and campaigns, et cetera.
Coordinates with the School's Assistant Dean of Advancement Team to ensure that marketing and donor outreach are in line with the school's brand.
Designs, organizes, and implements special events.
Ensures that fundraising goals are met. In conjunction with UDAR, coordinates Annual Fund marketing/mailings with the Call Center.
Serves as lead staff member for the Annual Fund's donor community.
Develops and maintains a personal portfolio of Annual Fund prospects and donors.
Solicits donors for new gifts, gift renewals, and gift upgrades via face-to-face visits, phone calls, and customized correspondence.
Assesses and adjusts cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship schedules as needed to ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
Provides analysis and information of complex results or activities, and makes recommendations to upper management for program changes or development of new programs as required.
Tracks results and benchmarks program progress, including grant writing and reporting.
In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Advancement, participates in short and long-range strategic planning.
Assists in detailed planning of annual solicitation programs.
Designs a comprehensive annual giving strategy for Berkeley Journalism's Annual Fund to raise and renew flexible funds.
Maintains accurate and ongoing donor outreach reporting in CADS.
Maintains easily accessible donor files and information.
Designs, organizes, and implements special events whose ultimate goal is donor stewardship and cultivation. Collaborates with Advancement colleagues to plan and coordinate key events.
Supports donor engagement strategies before, during and after events.
Drafts informational and marketing materials for events and campaigns, including digital and written promotions. Coordinates gift stewardship inventory (e.g. shirts, hats, bags, etc.)
Participates in creating systems and protocols for executing events.
Ensures that all event participation is captured and entered into the central campus database.
Other duties as assigned.
Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
Thorough working knowledge of and/or ability to quickly learn 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 Berkeley Journalism, throughout the campus and with external constituencies.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
Flexible, positive attitude and ability to work both independently and as a team player.
Experience planning and executing special events.
Highly skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email software.
Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Capable of using database and office software to implement administrative duties.
Thorough project management skills.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Training in and/or ability to learn CADS database and other UC systems.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time (40-hours per week), Contract (temporary) position, with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2021.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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.