Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (7547U)
- CoE, College Relations - 47466
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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.
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
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
35% Donor Cultivation, Solicitation, and
25% Event & Meeting Coordination
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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).
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
- Arrange logistics such as catering, parking, and printed
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
15% Support College of Engineering Corporate Partners
15% Project Management & Strategic
- 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.
10% Research & Data Analysis
- 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
- Assess office procedures and practices, recommend enhancements
for efficiency and effectiveness, and manage implementation.
- Enter contact reports for donor interactions.
- Keep donor database up to date with corporate and foundation
contact information, relationships, and background
- 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
- Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent
- 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
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, including
skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem
- Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy.
- Knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and
public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and
- Outstanding customer service ethic for working with campus
- 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,
- Knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals,
objectives, achievements, programs, faculty activities, and
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:
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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
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