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.
Advancement Operations Unit 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.
Advancement Information Services (AIS) develops and delivers the primary business data and systems that support the work of UC Berkeley's centralized and decentralized fundraising activities. AIS oversees several interrelated information technology systems and tools, including the Cal Advancement Data System (CADS), the database in which advancement professionals research and record fundraising activity. AIS encompasses five units: Advancement Data Quality and Management, Information Technology, Planning and Analysis, Reporting, and Helpdesk.
Data Quality and Management Unit Overview:
Data Quality and Management (DQM) is the office of record for data related to alumni, donors, and friends of UC Berkeley. DQM helps the advancement community meet programmatic and campaign goals by providing accurate, complete data that documents the campus's relationship with its constituents. DQM protects, archives, enhances, and manages the data and delivers it through efficient processes and effective systems in a secure environment. In addition, DQM supports the campus advancement community with customer service on all CADS issues.
Reporting to the Director of Data Quality and Management, this position will inform and translate a comprehensive data management strategy into sustainable, scalable, technical solutions for constituents. Involves analyzing large scale business processes and problems; developing and implementing workable solutions involving the use of computer and database systems, information flow and required architecture; creating code and specifications for systems to meet requirements. Designs details of data integrations and exchanges; plans and guides implementation of integration programs and framework. Works with vendors to establish data management requirements and appropriate agreements for optimal improvement of data exchanges and augmentation of data.
Analyzes the most complex, large-scale, business problems where evaluation of data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors and provides solution recommendations.
Directs, analyzes, facilitates, documents and implements work process changes.
Leads analyses, determining methods and procedures on new assignments and provides technical leadership to other members of department.
Independently consults with users regarding business needs and how business systems workers on work techniques, best practices, and subject-matter expertise.
Works with the Director to develop and prioritize projects in support of the strategic plan.
Represents Director when working with technical partners to provide solutions that meet DQM's business requirements.
Designs, directs, analyzes, prepares, implements, and oversees specifications and solutions for systems having critical, campus-wide impact.
Acts independently or may lead cross-functional project teams responsible for providing technical guidance concerning the business implications of the application of various systems. Accepts changes in priorities and communicates those changes effectively to team members.
Leads a cross-functional team of professionals to design, plan, implement, and maintain specific programs, projects, and solutions.
Lead technical contributor with expertise in enterprise data architecture design, implementation, enhancements, and maintenance responsible for performing the most complex and advanced tasks relating to formulating systems scope and objectives relative to the organization's business plan and system requirements.
Provides technical consulting on complex projects.
Devises and/or modifies procedures to solve the most complex technical problems related to computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
Key contributor and author of the most complex Request for Proposal (RFP) and assist with project management activities.
Requires advanced knowledge of database management systems and related areas of IT.
Requires advanced technical skills related to database management systems function, including experience developing and utilizing data integration platform architecture, query languages, import scripts and reporting techniques.
Requires expert knowledge of business analysis function.
Must have knowledge relating to the design and development of diverse and complex applications programs.
Requires thorough knowledge of other areas of IT.
Quantitative and analytic abilities.
Experience codifying business requirements into workable and optimal technical requirements to be implemented within the unit, or in partnership with peer technical resources.
Experience translating business requirements into database queries and updates.
Working knowledge of either integration platforms, such as Mulesoft, Spectrum, or Informatica; or, similar experience with data imports and exports through a combination of query languages and other programming
Working knowledge of external vendor APIs for data integrity and cleansing
Requires expert skills associated with analysis of processes and problems, information flow and architecture.
Requires high level interpersonal and communications skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Interfaces with campus management on a regular basis.
Understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Working knowledge of SQL and Oracle preferred.
Working knowledge of Ellucian's Advance Web Access and database design preferred.
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.
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.