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The L&S Development and College Relations Office is responsible for raising private support for all L&S departments from alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations, and provides leadership and assistance to the campus community.
The College of Letters & Science is made up of five academic divisions, each with their own funding opportunities, priorities, and development directors. Scroll down to learn more about each division, the different funds you can donate to, and for contact information of L&S development directors. This position will support fundraising for the Division of Arts & Humanities.
Gifts to the Arts & Humanities directly support faculty and students as they explore the human experience across an exceptionally broad range of subjects within our 19 departments and 16 groups and centers. Your investment ensures that our students are challenged by leading faculty to explore the deepest questions that shape their lives and our times.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 30, 2021
Leadership Giving Pipeline program:
Researchers, analyzes and synthesizes information from various sources to determine relevant characteristics of leadership prospects.
Maintains a dynamic prospect portfolio to support 125 face to face visits/zoom per year
Secures $350,000+ in unrestricted support and annually increases giving among personally and shared tracked prospects by 10-30%
Support annual and long-term goals to increase donors in the leadership giving level
Inform strategy for outreach, appeals and department specific messaging via knowledge of the donor and prospect base.
Develops persuasive materials (written, oral and printed) to communicate the strengths and specialized needs for the Leadership Giving program including the Charter Hill Society Program.
Participates in short and long-range strategic planning to achieve campaign goals and accommodate donor interests in partnership with the Assistant Dean and Director of Development(s).
Coordinates stewardship efforts; arranging donor meetings. Interacts with donors in person, by phone and/or written communication. Attends stewardship events and meetings as appropriate.
Inform collateral material development by engaging donors as profile subjects and tracking interactions with faculty and students.
Help craft stewardship material to steward donors.
Attend functions, meeting and serve on internal/external committees as a representative of campus.
Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations, or business development concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
Working knowledge (or can quickly learn) of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals.
Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Skill to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to prioritize tasks, working toward shared common goals.
3+ years professional experience in direct fundraising, business development, or client facing role.
Demonstrated experience engaging diverse populations.
Experience securing gifts in the range of $1,000 - $25,000+
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to articulate a compelling case for annual discretionary support for higher education, as well as the rationale and goals of a leadership giving program.
Strong initiative and attention to detail.
Available for some evening and weekend work.
Able to occasionally travel (predominantly within California, with occasional out-of-state domestic travel) and work week nights and weekends.
Ability to use standard computer office/business technologies, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google (E-Mail, Calendar & Drive), Customer Relationship Management/Donor Databases (Salesforce, Razor's Edge, etc.)
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 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, ability and motivation to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Experience in higher education
Salary & Benefits
Hiring salary up to $92,000. 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:
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