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Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (7547U) - CoE, College Relations - 47466

University of California, Berkeley
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (7547U) - CoE, College Relations - 47466 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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

Departmental Overview
There are many reasons why the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is ranked among the top three engineering schools in the world. We offer a dynamic, interdisciplinary, hands-on education. We challenge conventional thinking and value creativity and imagination. And our students and faculty are driven by social commitment and want to change the world. In the classroom, the research lab or the design studio, our community is both welcoming and tightly knit. Whether they're pursuing groundbreaking research or teaching students, our faculty members are engaged and accessible.

The College of Engineering Development team supports Berkeley Engineering's mission through marketing, communications, and private fundraising efforts. During the most recent fiscal year (2022) the College of Engineering raised $152M in private gifts and is consistently among the top fundraising units within the university. Our alumni, friends, foundations and corporate partners are deeply committed to our tradition of excellence and give back generously to the college.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development & Corporate Partnerships, the Assistant Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations supports the College's corporate and foundation relations program, serving as a key member of the team that builds and maintains top tier institutional partnerships for the college. Responsibilities include proposal development and grant writing, communications with key corporate and foundation funders, preparing briefings and organizing logistics for campus visits, creating strategy for the enhancement and expansion of our College-wide Corporate Partners Program, and maintaining program communications such as the website and other external facing marketing pieces.

At Berkeley Engineering, we educate and prepare engineering leaders who will create our future. While interest in STEM topics is desirable, a technical background is not required. We believe enthusiasm for innovation, entrepreneurship and a curiosity about engineering's impact on the public good are key ingredients for success in this position.

This is an incredible time to join Berkeley as a key member of the College of Engineering Development team. We are among the top fundraising universities (public or private) in the country, and are in the midst of a $6 billion campaign that is set to complete in 2023. We have multiple communities of practice and working groups built to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing across campus, as well as invaluable professional development opportunities available to staff.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 18, 2023 - Open Until Filled


35% Donor Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship
  • Serve as primary point of contact and lead grant writer for key annual corporate and foundation funders.
  • Develop narrative, visuals and demographic information for annual corporate and foundation grant solicitations and proposals.
  • Liaise with staff and faculty across the college to obtain information and craft narratives for proposals.
  • Work closely with College's academic departments and research programs to build and maintain corporate relationships/partnerships.
  • Work with assigned corporate and foundation donors and prospects, in addition to identifying new ones.
  • Work with Senior Director of Development & Corporate Partnerships and Donor Relations & Campaign Operations team to develop one-pagers, proposals, slide decks, and gift opportunities materials.
  • Assist with the development of corporate and foundation funder cultivation strategy and solicitation plans.
  • Develop donor communications (preparation of written materials, drafting donor correspondence, etc).

25% Event & Meeting Coordination
Coordinate campus visits, events and meetings for corporate and foundation partners, including but not limited to:
  • Help to develop visit agendas and identify key participants (faculty, students, program staff, etc).
  • Schedule meetings and coordinate participant calendars for complex campus visits involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Draft sophisticated briefings and ensure that all meeting participants are informed about pertinent information in advance.
  • Arrange logistics such as catering, parking, and printed materials.

Assist with execution of major events managed by College Relations as needed (including programs and receptions for major donors, large conferences, public lectures, and College commencement ceremonies).

15% Support College of Engineering Corporate Partners Program
  • Provide analysis and recommendations for improvement of Corporate Partners Program structure as required.
  • Enhance and maintain the Corporate Partners Program web presence and printed materials.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for inbound general corporate relations inquiries.

15% Project Management & Strategic Planning
  • Participate in short- and long-range planning, coordinating fundraising processes and tracking for the team.
  • Plan, schedule, and implement fundraising projects, programs, and events in support of the College's Corporate & Foundation relations program.
  • Assess office procedures and practices, recommend enhancements for efficiency and effectiveness, and manage implementation.

10% Research & Data Analysis
  • Enter contact reports for donor interactions.
  • Keep donor database up to date with corporate and foundation contact information, relationships, and background information.
  • Work with Prospect Management to regularly manage and revise Corporate and Foundation prospects portfolio.
  • Conduct or obtain research on corporate and foundation prospects to identify/qualify new donors or support proposal development.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Experience in fundraising and donor development.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
  • Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Outstanding customer service ethic for working with campus donors.
  • Knowledge of computer and database systems, to facilitate research, extract meaningful data for program analysis, and prepare documents and presentation materials.
  • Thorough project-management skills.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, programs, faculty activities, and infrastructure.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $82,400 to $99,650 annually, commensurate with experience. This is a 100% FTE career appointment eligible for full benefits.

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

Referral Source info
This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.
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 the EEOC poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see the UC policy.


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