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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 30, 2021
University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) increases support for and enhances knowledge of UC Berkeley through communications, public outreach, and fundraising. The department 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, and database management.
In April 2019, the University's College of Letters & Science College Relations division and UDAR formed a partnership to provide greater collaboration and coordination of advancement strategy and services as the University embarked on the largest capital campaign in its history. Through that partnership, UDAR's Associate Vice Chancellor for Constituent Programs works closely with L&S deans and development leaders on strategy setting and organizational performance to optimize fundraising strategies and help the College reach its philanthropy goals; and the UDAR Constituent Programs team provides stewardship, communications, and advisory board support to the College.
Tracks and manages approximately 125 stewardship moves for funds in the College of Letters and Science and produces reports annually for these funds. This may include crafting a written stewardship report (including consultation with assistant dean, outreach to stakeholder for information, writing or editing report, crafting cover letter from appropriate college contact, undergoing review/editing with assistant dean, and sending out the report); prompting a department or unit to make a stewardship move (usually an email report for the donor or an invitation to an event) and following this through to completion; and consulting with the assistant dean on an in-person donor visit and making sure that the move is completed. The SRO is often responsible for entering these moves as contact reports in CADS and uploading the final report with the contact report.
Collaborates with L&S College Relations and other university staff on advancement communications projects, including campaign documents, website articles, proposals, event invitations, press releases, and miscellaneous donor reports. This includes meeting with teams to determine needs, conducting research, writing the document, conducting multiple rounds of edits with a variety of stakeholders, and in some cases using graphic templates to complete graphic design, including selection and placing of photos.
Analyzes, summarizes and reports on stewardship-related metrics including those required for annual planning, benchmarking and trend assessment. Tracks progress of stewardship reports: creating updates, adding new funds, and ensuring up-to-date data. Uses database tracking tools to track the initiation and completion of both stewardship and communications pieces. Makes the stewardship tracking lists available to development teams for their review.
Consults with the UDAR Fund Management team on their work to steward L&S chair and fellowship donors. This may include acting as a liaison between Fund Management and L&S departments, consulting with L&S assistant deans on questions, researching donor information, or consulting on sensitive issues related to donors.
Track acknowledgement process at the College-wide level, ensuring that development assistants are current in recording gifts, drafting and sending acknowledgement letters, and creating contact reports in CADS. Also provide editorial review as needed for acknowledgements ensuring consistent and appropriate messaging.
Works with departments to ensure funds with stewardship requirements are being spent.
Outstanding writing and proofreading skills
Demonstrated ability to maintain good working relationships with internal and external partners, as well as ability to work collaboratively with partners and facilitate collaborations with teams/colleagues from varying fields and at all levels.
Advanced organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Excellent listening and relationship-managing skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills
Ability to work independently, with sound judgment and decision-making/problem-solving acumen.
Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues.
Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events.
Skill to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
Working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $83,000 - $94,000/annually. 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.
This is a full-time career position
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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