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Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations

Employer
University of California, Berkeley
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 18, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Fields
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time
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Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development (0465U), College of Chemistry 29898 About Berkeley

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 Plan.

Departmental Overview

Berkeley is widely regarded as the #1 global university in Chemistry with graduate and undergraduate rankings of the College of Chemistry's two departments - Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering - and the disciplines within them ranked as either #1 or #2 in the world. The College of Chemistry was founded 150 years ago in 1872 and is unique in combining Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering within one college, which lends itself to greater collaboration and interdisciplinary research discoveries. The students and faculty at the College of Chemistry are world renowned and have been awarded with 16 Nobel Prizes including three in the last four years (2018 Frances Arnold PhD 85, 2020 Professor Jennifer Doudna, and 2021 Professor David MacMillan).

The College Relations & Development department is within the Dean's Office and includes 9 full-time professionals that oversee all fundraising, communications, events, and alumni and corporate engagement activities for the College, including the alumni and advisory boards. College Relations & Development annually raises over $25 Million and $2M in Annual Fund support from its 20,000+ community members which includes students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, corporate partners, donors and friends.

Position Overview

The College of Chemistry's Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development reports directly to the Dean of the College of Chemistry and is part of the College's senior leadership team and the University's Campaign Management Team. The Senior Assistant Dean sets the strategic direction for all College Relations & Development activities and initiatives, and directly performance manages staff towards the execution of the College's fundraising campaigns, programs, outreach efforts and results from annual donations to principal gifts, in-person and virtual alumni and donor events (Dean's Dinner Celebration & Homecoming: Reunion & parents Weekend), talks/discussions (Berkeley Ecosystems) and receptions, alumni and corporate engagement initiatives (Chemistry Alumni Mentorship Program, Alumni Ambassadors, Alumni Board, etc.) including directly managing the College's Advisory Board, and marketing and communications including the College's websites, annual print publications (Catalyst Magazine & Impact Report), monthly electronic newsletters (Periodic News & Chemical Bonds), special exhibits (lobby displays, posters, award plaques, etc.), and social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube).

The Senior Assistant Dean manages 8 full-time professional staff (2 Principal-Major Gift Officers, 2 Leadership Annual Giving Officers, a Director of Marketing & Communications, an Event & Program Manager, an Asst. Director for Gift/Fund/Donor Stewardship & Annual Giving, and an Associate) and a $1.5M annual budget, and is accountable for successfully engaging its 20,000+ members of its community (students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, corporate partners, donors and friends) and annually securing over $25M+ in new gifts and commitments and $1.75M+ in unrestricted budget relieving support for the College's core annual funds. The College's major philanthropic priorities include capital projects and improvements, graduate fellowships and awards, new faculty positions and support, the undergraduate student experience, and initiatives to further enhance diversity, equity and inclusion within the College of Chemistry. The Senior Assistant Dean helps develop donor strategies and proposals in collaboration with faculty and frontline fundraisers within the College and across the university, and personally manages the College's Advisory Board and a select portfolio of the College's principal-major gift donors and prospects.

Responsibilities

40%
    The Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development manages a moderately complex fundraising program, comprising the full range of development programs and includes responsibility for other external relations functions, such as communications, events, volunteer coordination and management, donor relations and stewardship, and other fundraising campaign related activities. The Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development conducts and participates in short- and long-range strategic planning, and conceives, creates, develops, implements, evaluates and manages development programs and strategies to meet predetermined philanthropic and engagement goals and objectives, ensuring predetermined goals are met. The Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development reports directly to the Dean of the College of Chemistry and is part of the College's senior leadership team and the University's Campaign Management Team. The Senior Assistant Dean sets the strategic direction for all College Relations & Development activities and initiatives, and directly performance manages staff towards the execution of the College's fundraising campaigns, programs, outreach efforts and results from annual donations to principal gifts, in-person and virtual alumni and donor events (Dean's Dinner Celebration & Homecoming: Reunion & parents Weekend), talks/discussions (Berkeley Ecosystems) and receptions, alumni and corporate engagement initiatives (Chemistry Alumni Mentorship Program, Alumni Ambassadors, Alumni Board, etc.) including directly managing the College's Advisory Board, and marketing and communications including the College's websites, annual print publications (Catalyst Magazine & Impact Report), monthly electronic newsletters (Periodic News & Chemical Bonds), special exhibits (lobby displays, posters, award plaques, etc.), and social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). The Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development is accountable for successfully engaging its 20,000+ members of its community (students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, corporate partners, donors and friends) and annually securing over $25M+ in new gifts and commitments and $1.75M+ in unrestricted budget relieving support for the College's core annual funds. The College's major philanthropic priorities include capital projects and improvements, graduate fellowships and awards, new faculty positions and support, the undergraduate student experience, and initiatives to further enhance diversity, equity and inclusion within the College of Chemistry.

30%
    The Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development manages a staff comprised of several professionals and related administrative support staff. The Senior Assistant Dean selects, trains, mentors, guides, and directs staff, and as required, takes corrective action. The Senior Assistant Dean manages 8 full-time professional staff (2 Principal-Major Gift Officers, 2 Leadership Annual Giving Officers, a Director of Marketing & Communications, an Event & Program Manager, an Asst. Director for Gift/Fund/Donor Stewardship & Annual Giving, and an Associate) and a $1.5M annual budget.

30%
    The Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development may oversee and manage the identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors and donor prospects. The Senior Assistant Dean oversees four frontline fundraisers, which includes: two principal-major gift officers (Fundraisers 5s) and two leadership annual fund officers (Fundraiser 3s). The Senior Assistant Dean helps develop donor strategies and proposals in collaboration with faculty and frontline fundraisers within the College and across the university, and personally manages the College's Advisory Board and a select portfolio of the College's principal-major gift donors and prospects.

Required Qualifications
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of fundraising (in particular principal-major gift fundraising), alumni-corporate-donor relations, marketing and communications, and public relations including advanced knowledge of applicable best practices, laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated experience implementing and leading successful fundraising campaigns.
  • Excellent knowledge of design and implementation of identification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies and techniques, including gift planning.
  • Excellent skills to conceive, design, implement, and evaluate effective fundraising programs.
  • Passion for the vision, mission, goals, objectives and current issues of concern for higher education, specifically an interest in and ability to quickly build excellent knowledge base of UC Berkeley and the College of Chemistry's achievements, visions / goals, and applicable policies and infrastructure.
  • Ability to understand basic concepts of science and engineering, and a passion for the importance of Basic Science.
  • Excellent knowledge of leadership / management concepts, procedures, techniques and best practices.
  • Excellent consensus-building skills necessary to develop effective and collegial relationships with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Excellent leadership / management skills to select, train, mentor, evaluate and motivate staff.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, including excellent political acumen skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
  • Excellent skills in meeting predetermined goals and objectives, including securing principal-major gifts and meeting fundraising goals.
  • Skills in guiding and motivating top volunteers and board members.
  • Ability to expand opportunities for revenue generation and pursue opportunities for growth beyond traditional fundraising approaches.
  • Creativity to devise strategies appropriate for different prospects and situations.
  • Excellent strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, persuasion / negotiation skills and marketing skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure within the context of competing interests, maintain flexibility and creativity, and adapt to continual changes.

Education/Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training in major/principal gift fundraising.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.”

Other Information

The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to February 3, 2022.

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:

https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct



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