Director of Development (0462U) 24399
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to
creating a community that fosters equity of experience and
opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all
backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of
openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for
students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's
leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its
combination of internationally recognized academic and research
excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large
and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to
equity and social justice; and its roots in the California
experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the
status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its
founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance,
generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in
California, the United States and the world.
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
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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, to the local
community, the state, nationally and internationally. In support of
these goals, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
administers over 50 research centers, institutes, programs,
museums, and field stations; administers the flow of research
funding to the Berkeley campus; oversees the compliance of campus
research with federal, state and university regulations;
facilitates relations between University researchers and private
industry for the benefit of society.
The Fundraiser 4 will work closely with multidisciplinary centers,
institutes and programs across a broad spectrum of areas spanning
the STEM fields as well as social sciences and humanities under the
administrative umbrella of the Vice Chancellor for Research. These
programs represent research at the frontiers of many fields and
bring together outstanding faculty, researchers, students and
alumni and friends of the university. Reporting to the Chief
Development Officer, the Fundraiser 4 is responsible for helping to
develop fundraising strategies and working in close collaboration
with fundraising staff across the campus. The Fundraiser 4
maintains a portfolio of donor prospects. including individuals,
foundations, and corporations capable of giving $50K or more.
- Plans, organizes, and directs large-scale, fundraising
campaigns which include multiple components.
- May serve as an expert or lead development professional in a
specific across multiple academic disciplines. Works in close
collaboration with the Chief Development Officer to support
strategic priorities of faculty and staff in interdisciplinary
centers, institutes and programs. Evaluates programs using
financial feasibility studies and market research, including
planning and evaluating annual solicitation programs and making
recommendations for improvements. Analyzes needs and assists in the
creation of strategic plans for fundraising and other advancement
- Writes proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and
/ or foundation prospects.
- Qualifies, identifies, cultivates, solicits and / or stewards
major gift prospects and donors.
- Recruits, trains, and supports board members and other key
volunteers who assist in advancement efforts.
- May oversee the work of Works in close collaboration with
professional and support staff involved in the implementation of
multi-component fundraising programs.
- Develops and manages a dynamic portfolio of 80-100 major gift,
corporate and foundation prospects, to identify, qualify,
cultivate, solicit and steward prospects for gifts in the $50,000 -
250,000 range. Makes at least 10 - 15 substantive contacts per
month and ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met and
raises at least $1M annually. Ensures that predetermined
fundraising goals are met and implements program activities to
achieve these goals. Results have a major impact on the overall
goals of the program.
- May attend functions, meetings and serve on internal / external
committees as a representative of the location.
- Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor
relations and public relations.
- Advanced knowledge of all aspects of the campus, including
relevant issues for both the campus and higher education.
- Advanced knowledge of the campus including its vision, mission,
goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
- Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations,
institutional policies, et cetera.
- Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills,
including political acumen to establish and maintain good working
relationships throughout the organization and with outside
- Advanced skill in making persuasive and compelling
presentations of campus goals/objectives and securing gifts.
- Advanced skill to meet predetermined goals and objectives
through effective program/project planning, organization, execution
- Advanced analytical, critical thinking, problem
- Skill to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
- Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent
- Advanced degree preferred.
- Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential is a
Salary & Benefits
Hiring salary up to $140,000. Commensurate with experience
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment
The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days.
The department will not initiate the application review process
prior to October 7, 2021.
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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see:
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