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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 13, 2021
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Director, Leadership Annual Giving.
The Cal Athletics Fund is the fundraising and alumni relations arm of UC Berkeley's Intercollegiate Athletics Department, Cal Athletics. This position is responsible for helping to meet the fundraising objectives of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and ensuring that predetermined fundraising goals with regard to annual gifts are met. Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletics Director this position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual gift-level prospective donors as well as the implementation of moderate-sized comprehensive fundraising and alumni relations programs.
Identify and manage a portfolio of at least 125 annual fund prospects which includes individuals with specific affiliation and/or giving interest to Cal Athletics.
Cultivate, solicit and steward annual gift prospects and donors.
Complete 13 substantive contacts per month with an emphasis on quality personal visits.
Identify and evaluate potential donors; design and implement prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Ensure predetermined fundraising goals are met, by providing strategy, analyzing progress throughout the year, and working with stakeholders to increase outreach. Meet or exceed assigned fundraising goals.
Act as a liaison to specific sports to provide alumni relations and fundraising services to designated friends groups and constituents.
Design, organize, and implement targeted and cost effective special alumni events and board meetings to advance alumni relations and fundraising engagement opportunities.
Apply knowledge and understanding of the University of California, Berkeley and Intercollegiate Athletics, its traditions, programs, campus issues, needs, and priorities to the development process.
Persuasively discuss athletic programs, needs and priorities with prospective donors and volunteers.
Facilitate communication between administrators, coaches, donors, prospects and volunteers, as appropriate.
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.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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