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University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR), increases support for and enhances knowledge of UC Berkeley through communications, public outreach, and fundraising. UDAR is responsible for fundraising and donor engagement, and works to strengthen unit development offices by consulting and partnering with campus fundraisers.
UDAR also handles a range of central activities and services encompassing events, communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, database management, and more. In 2019-20 UC Berkeley raised a record $1.04 billion from 117,533 gifts, pledges, and private grants. The totals represent contributions from more than 61,000 donors, reflecting an increase of $404 million in gifts, pledges, and private grants over the previous fiscal year.
Development Analyst : Implements specific plans to support the Major Gifts program goals for campus-wide fundraising for UC Berkeley. Conducts sophisticated and detailed prospect research to provide background information to campus representatives, including the Chancellor's immediate staff, vice chancellors, deans, directors of academic departments, and development directors. Provides comprehensive analysis of program trends and results; assists in developing materials; and coordinates work of support staff. Conducts in-depth research to identify and pursue new donor prospects. In collaboration with assigned Major Gift officers, the position is responsible for assisting in donor cultivation and stewardship activities, for gathering, tracking, and disseminating key data that inform the program's efforts, and for organizing significant donor visits and events.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 7, 2021
DONOR CULTIVATION AND SOLICITATION SUPPORT
Draft major gifts proposals on behalf of the Senior Director for solicitations ranging from $100,000 to $8M.
Independently communicate with major donors in the Senior Director's portfolio and with Southern California Chancellor's Council members as needed.
Independently identify and recommend specific giving opportunities to the Senior Director and other gift officers based on an individual prospect's motivations and interests.
Proactively partner with the Senior Director to ensure that she is actively advancing top regional prospects toward making significant gift commitments. Partnership includes drafting email communications to top donor prospects, meeting independently with relevant gift officers to drive donor strategies forward and liaising with administrators to clear hurdles or provide clarification as needed.
Coordinate, schedule and staff major donor strategy meetings on behalf of the Senior Director.
Enter email correspondence between donors/prospects and the Senior Director as contact reports into CADS database.
Prepare and send gift agreement drafts through the Fiat Docx system in order to document major gift commitments on behalf of the Senior Director. Respond to list-review requests on behalf of the Senior Director in response to UDAR and outside partners. Enter email correspondence between donors/prospects and the Senior Director as contact reports into CADS database.
Proactively suggest donors and prospects whom the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor should meet with in preparation for regional leadership trips and/or to support individual major donor strategies.
Prepare extensive high level donor meeting briefings and confidential donor profiles for Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, faculty and other members of the leadership team (often under tight time constraints)
Draft travel itineraries for leadership when they travel to Southern California; coordinate logistics as needed.
Serve as the team lead on any major analytical projects
In addition to compiling raw data, analyze results, visualize key findings by creating charts and infographics. Make recommendations to upper management and other stakeholders based on key findings and strategic plan goals in order to maximize ROI
Help design and implement any new fundraising, prospecting or stewardship programs that are indicated based on project analysis
EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS
Recommends and designs events for major donors and major donor prospects to achieve regional strategic plan goals and team fundraising objectives.
Serve as the business lead and primary liaison with the events team and other key stakeholders when planning and executing on regional major donor events. -Draft event scope statement, monitor event timelines, ensure compliance and call meetings as needed to stay on track.
Independently and proactively write post-event surveys, coordinate and execute on survey dissemination; analyze and socialize results; make recommendations based on key findings.
Proactively reach out to all major campus partners at least three times a year in order to update regional events calendar and encourage cross promotion of events and activities that support regional fundraising efforts.
Independently monitor event registration lists and RSVP numbers and prompt gift officers and marketing staff to increase or decrease donor outreach accordingly
Proactively schedule debrief event post-mortem meetings well in advance of event date to ensure timely and effective follow up takes place.
Serve as project manager for any new prospecting pilot projects such as the
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.