Development Associate, Parent and Family Philanthropy (7546U) 49718

University of California, Berkeley
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 29, 2023

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Development Associate, Parent and Family Philanthropy (7546U) 49718 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

The University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) department strengthens Berkeley's excellence through engagement with alumni, parents, undergraduates and graduate students, and friends of the university, raising public awareness about Berkeley and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus's philanthropic advancement strategies and works to strengthen development with campus fundraisers.

The Office of Annual Programs within UDAR is the university's largest fundraising department and is responsible for engaging thousands of alumni, parents, and students as donors and volunteers each year. The goals of this department are to: 1) increase the number of annual donors, 2) significantly raise the amount of discretionary funds for the Chancellor, the deans and program directors, and 3) identify campaign/major donors for the campus. Programs include Parent and Family Philanthropy, Pipeline Development, and Direct Response Marketing. The department is made up of 33 employees and raises $13-$15 million in private contributions each year.

The Parent and Family Philanthropy program is designed to raise funds from, and provide meaningful engagement opportunities for, parents and families of undergraduate UC Berkeley students. An increasingly important campus constituency, Berkeley parents contribute over $13M in annual support each year through staff, volunteer, direct mail, and student caller solicitations. In addition, members of the Berkeley parent community provide the University with valuable volunteer service at campus events each year.

Under the general guidance of the Associate Director, this position provides comprehensive support for the Parent and Family Philanthropy team. It involves supporting, administering, and delivering fundraising and outreach programs for the community of current and past UC Berkeley parents/families. The Development Associate manages a variety of tasks in support of frontline fundraising and volunteer engagement efforts, including, but not limited to: data management and analysis, administrative support, and organizing related programs and events. The Development Associate may also plan, administer, and implement an established fundraising project or program of limited scope and complexity.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 10, 2023

  • Under general supervision, exercises limited discretion and professional judgment in implementing established components for fundraising and alumni/parent relations programs and activities in support of the Parent and Family Philanthropy program.
  • Develops and maintains reports on parent giving and Parent and Family Philanthropy program activities and results. Records updates in CADS database and periodically runs reports by request. Manages travel and expense reimbursement process for the fundraising team; maintains team calendar and schedules and coordinates team meetings and events; provides support as needed for fundraising and program goals of the Parent and Family Philanthropy team.
  • Oversees and facilitates monthly stewardship letters and group communications to parent donors, using Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Monitors departmental email account and responds to parent inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the organizing and implementation of Cal Parents Board meetings, Parent Welcome Receptions, and other special events for parent donors and prospects. Handles assignments and special projects involving direct interaction with parent volunteers, donors, and alumni.
  • Drafts informational and fundraising materials for use by the Parent and Family Philanthropy program. Assists in emailing other communication and newsletters as needed.
  • Handles special projects/assignments involving direct interaction with alumni/parent volunteers, donors, and various campus fundraising partners.
  • Conducts research on alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations to identify prospects.
  • Occasionally could be asked to conduct personal outreach with prospects and donors.
  • Makes updates to Cal Parents & Families website. Facilitates and monitors activities utilizing the team project management tool.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to gain knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies.
  • Good organizational, analytical, project management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Skill to maintain confidentiality.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Google Suite and Microsoft Suite applications

Must complete after employment:
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud training and pass competency test.
  • CADSbase and CADSmart training.
  • Expense reimbursement training.
  • Understand and be able to complete procurement system purchase order directions.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's"" href="" style="font-variant-ligatures:normal; text-align:start; white-space:pre-wrap; color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $32.09 - $38.34.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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."

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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