Development Analyst, Student Experience & Diversity (7547U) - 5149
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 5, 2020
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's 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.
The Student Experience and Diversity (SED) philanthropy program within UDAR is designed to raise funds and provide meaningful opportunities for alumni, parents, and friends to contribute philanthropically to the success of Berkeley students and the advancement of educational equity. The Student Experience and Diversity philanthropy program raises funds in support of student aid, co-curricular activities, diversity, equity and inclusion. Largely focused on major gift fundraising, the SED team supports the core fundraising priorities of the divisions of Equity & Inclusion, Student Affairs, and Undergraduate Education.
As a core member of the SED team, liaises with campus units and University Relations administrators in developing long-term strategy for major gift program and helps support goals for face-to-face interactions with prospects and donors.
Uses vast knowledge to assist SED Gift Officers in key donor relations strategies with top priority prospects and donors.
Develops materials, marketing plans, and organizing structures for increased operations effectiveness; provides strategic data analysis and organizes related donor programs/events.
Manages client relationships with a diverse range of campus units and programs.
Uses skills as an experienced fundraising professional.
In collaboration with UDAR administrators and SED partner programs, plans, schedules, and implements Major Gift and Annual Giving fundraising and donor relations projects.
Develops and maintains reports for specific fundraising programs and manages information in donor database.
Prepares donor and event briefings.
May coordinate and oversee the work of support staff and/or other professionals.
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Provides range of information services related to Major Gifts and Annual Giving programs, to divisional clients using information resources in a wide range of formats and disciplines; provides educational activities for clients.
Regularly liaises with client units to determine current priorities, needs, fundraising initiatives and top prospects; interpret needs in terms of SED program services.
Develops and maintains reports with in-depth and routine information, providing comprehensive analysis of major gift program opportunities, and regularized reporting on fundraising progress for SED programs.
Maintains cadre of client/program content, data and analysis to aid in strategic proposal development and fundraising plans.
Participates in short and long-range strategic planning.
Coordinates unit contributions and internal information in developing documents and strategy that guide senior administrators in their direct contacts with donors and related alumni and friends.
Provides analysis and information of complex results or activities, and makes recommendations for program changes or development of new programs as required.
Develops strategies within existing policy guidelines.
Plans, schedules, and implements fundraising projects and programs, including the design, organization and implementation of special events.
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 knowledge of key information resources, including news, financial, corporate and government sources.
Thorough written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
Thorough project management skills.
Skills to maintain confidentiality.
Strong client service orientation and follow-through.
Availability for some travel and to work evenings and/or weekends for events.
2-5 years professional experience in direct fundraising or client facing role.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Experience in higher education.
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.
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.