Assistant Director, International Research (6787U), University Development and Alumni Relations - 61412
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4770774
Assistant Director, International Research (6787U), University Development and Alumni Relations - 61412
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University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) helps build Berkeley's excellence through communications, public outreach, and fundraising, all to raise public awareness about Berkeley and increase private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus's philanthropic advancement strategies and strengthens campus unit development in partnership with campus fundraisers. It handles a range of central activities and services encompassing prospect development, communications, donor stewardship, gift management, database management, and more.
Prospect Development supports the philanthropic success of principal, major, and leadership annual gift officers by identifying, researching, and advancing donors through the solicitation cycle. The department provides prospect research and wealth assessment, builds and maintains the prospect pipeline, manages portfolios and solicitation plans in partnership with campus fundraisers, develops predictive and descriptive models, and performs customized prospect analysis.
With advanced knowledge in the field of prospect research, the Assistant Director, International Research provides in-depth information on a wide variety of prospects for use by Berkeley leadership in pursuit of private funding for University initiatives. Initiates proactive research and analysis for organization-wide prospect development efforts with critical impact throughout the organization. Evaluates wealth and philanthropy pertaining to potential donors, and delivers research products to meet the international research needs of the campus.
Functions as a lead and consults with fundraising staff to oversee multiple international research initiatives of high visibility and impact. Develops processes and methodologies to carry out complex international research projects. Understanding of prospect moves management as well as pipeline development.
Provides highly specialized international prospect research and analyses, including assessment of capacity, relationships, interests, and philanthropic due diligence, using a variety of sources and strategies. Synthesizes large amounts of data for development planning and decision making.
Develops and manages international research programs, campaigns, goals and strategies. Recommends elements to include in annual plans. Resource for staff in development of new programs or initiatives.
As a technical leader, provides guidance to management on ways to improve department processes for identifying and tracking international prospects and donors. Regularly serves on committees for broad-based initiatives.
Recommends improvements to documentation and datasets to continually enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of international research / reporting / information organization and process.
As a technical leader, provides guidance to management on ways to improve development and delivery of international research services to include identification of new research resources and prospect data. Develop partnerships with different campus stakeholders who may have useful information on or relationships with prospects outside the US. Functions as a resource on challenging or complex international data and issues.
Develops and manages research related data quality measures, including update / append strategies for international biographical and other data verifications. Serves as a resource to technical / system / data teams for international research related data quality.
Interpersonal skills to work collaboratively to coordinate and integrate with others throughout the organization. Maintains rapport and professional relationships with peers, peers in the industry, multidisciplinary team members, and management.
Advanced analytical abilities and problem solving skills to quickly evaluate complex issues, identify options for resolution, and apply sound judgment. Critical thinking skills to challenge conventional practices, adapt established methods for improved uses, pursue ongoing system improvement, create novel solutions to problems, and evaluate new technology as potential solutions to existing problems.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate through all mediums and with all groups. Ability to listen actively, understand varying viewpoints and receive feedback. Skills to tactfully articulate reasoning behind own opinions and change the thinking of or gain acceptance from others.
Advanced knowledge in international prospect research analysis, strategy and best practices. Ability to apply knowledge and skills to recommend improvements to operations and results.
Advanced knowledge of confidentiality, regulatory and university policies governing international philanthropic research activities. Ability to deal with confidential matters with tact and sensitivity.
Proven technical skills required to utilize multiple complex research systems to synthesize complex and large sets of data to produce research findings for fundraising staff and leadership. Expertise in interpreting international research data related to philanthropic capacity and interests.
Project management skills to lead a team, prioritize personal and team tasks and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule. Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility to effectively handle change.
Advanced knowledge of how local culture, geopolitical events, history, and family dynamics may affect international prospects' major philanthropic decisions, as well as knowledge of local customs and etiquette around interpersonal interactions.
Foreign language skills that enable specialized research and nuanced understanding of international prospects and philanthropy.
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $91,500 - $93,500, commensurate with experience.
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
This is a hybrid position, eligible for 90% remote capability.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to November 21, 2023.
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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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