Development Associate (7547U), Research Immediate Office - 46503
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3839022
Development Associate (7547U), Research Immediate Office - 46503
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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.
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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCRO) facilitates interdisciplinary research across the university with a focus on supporting overall research excellence and new emerging ideas as well as the most promising approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has overall managerial responsibility for Berkeley's research enterprise. It seeks to maintain a research environment that fosters creativity, collaboration and community. Its specific goals are to provide effective support for campus-wide research efforts; to advocate for research needs and resources; and to maximize the benefits of Berkeley's research to the scholarly community and the general public. In support of these goals, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research oversees over fifty research institutes, centers, museums, and field stations; administers the flow of research funding to the Berkeley campus; ensures the compliance of campus research with federal, state and university regulations; and facilitates relations between University researchers and private industry that include tech transfer as well as innovation and entrepreneurship programs.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 3, 2023. Job will remain open until filled.
The Development Associate performs a variety of high-level tasks in support of VCRO fundraising programs. The Associate is responsible for a comprehensive stewardship program and provides support for prospect and donor meetings; identifying and researching the background of potential prospects, developing additional information on targeted prospects, and tracking prospect and donor 'moves' in the campus-wide development database. The Development Associate also creates and maintains publicity and outreach materials (web-based and in print) that highlight the breadth and depth of UC Berkeley's research programs. These activities support the cultivation and solicitation of donors capable of making significant gifts to UC Berkeley. The Development Associate will work in close collaboration with colleagues across the campus as well as in University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR).
Oversees stewardship program for donors to campus research centers and institutes and maintains records of donor stewardship mailings and contacts;
Reviews routine gift documentation;
Handles special projects/assignments involving interactions with alumni volunteers and donors.
Major Gift Prospect and Donor Research
Conducts research on alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to identify prospects;
Helps maintain and develop a pool of potential major gift prospects through queries and reports using the campus-wide donor database;
Compiles 'short lists' of qualified prospects and conducts targeted, in-depth, research on selected individuals who are on a tight solicitation track;
Works with the UDAR prospect research team to request more detailed research on major donors with significant giving capacity and track activities.
Develops and maintains reports, providing basic analysis of program trends, and short and long range results;
Runs reports from campus-wide database in support of prospect research, event planning, and prospect management;
Data entry and updates to campus-wide fundraising database, event follow-up, or generated through any fundraising activity;
Helps develop informational and marketing materials - both in print and for web publication;
Assists with updates and maintenance of outreach and fundraising materials;
Manages print production of invitations, brochures, etc.
Fundraising and Outreach Event Coordination
Plans and executes event logistics including program planning and scheduling, invitation development, and distribution;
Receives RSVPs and manages attendance lists;
Compiles meeting packages to support donor cultivation and solicitation, including agendas, talking points, donor briefings, etc. as required;
Gathers follow-up actions from attendees and helps to coordinate follow-up, as appropriate;
Attends events to ensure smooth event implementation.
Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures, and practices.
Thorough working knowledge of and/or the ability to learn about 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 relationships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
Thorough project management skills.
Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize, exercise initiative, perseverance, and sound judgment.
Excellent computer skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, graphic design, and online applications, as well as tools to facilitate virtual and hybrid meetings.
Experience in creating, maintaining, and updating outreach and publicity materials, including graphic design
Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining excellent attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is commensurate with experience with a range up to $125,000.
Please submit your cover letter and resume 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.