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Associate Director, Parent Philanthropy and Engagement (0462U) - 6473
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2020
Title Associate Director, Parent Philanthropy and Engagement (0462U) - 6473
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Alumni Relations
    Development/Institutional Advancement

Associate Director, Parent Philanthropy and Engagement (0462U) - 6473

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

Annual Programs is the campuswide fundraising office that reaches out to these donors and volunteers for support. Our mission is to maximize annual donations from alumni, students, parents, and friends in support of the students, faculty, and research at UC Berkeley.

We offer the following philanthropic and engagement opportunities for alumni, students, parents, and friends:

Annual Giving:
  • We raise annual unrestricted support for the Chancellor, the schools/colleges and other campus programs.

Milestone Giving:
  • We plan class reunion campaigns for the 10th, 25th, and 50threunion campaigns and work with alumni volunteer committees to support these campaigns.

Next Generation Philanthropy:
  • We engage undergraduate students in a year-long fundraising campaign, teaching them best practices in fundraising and provide support for this campaign. We connect with our most recent graduates in support of their financial support.

Parent Philanthropy and Engagement:
  • We provide families of current and past students the opportunity for meaningful engagement with the university through a variety of philanthropic initiatives and volunteer activities.


The University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic and experienced fundraiser to solicit philanthropic gifts supporting key cross-divisional programs that impact student experience services, including: 1) Building a New Global Citizen, 2) Scholarships, 3) Building Engaged and Living, Learning, and Social Communities, 4) First Generation Students, 5) Undocumented students, 6) Campus-wide Disability Access. The Major Gifts Officer is the philanthropic content expert in these and other areas impacting student experience and success.
  • Manage a portfolio of 125 major gift prospects who have the capacity to give $100,000 or more to the campus.
  • Ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met and raise at least $1 million per year once established with an appropriate portfolio.
  • Solicit gifts directly; work with senior officials, faculty, and key volunteers to implement successful solicitation strategies and maintain a cross-divisional view of solicitations and strategies.
  • With director, develop long and short-range strategies for key content areas related to philanthropic needs to support the student experience at Berkeley.
  • Conceive and execute appropriate cultivation events and collaborate with members of UDAR and campus on other activities (such as events, gift recognition and reporting).
  • Promote culture of philanthropy and provide fundraising training to program leaders concerning their role in fundraising and engagement.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other campus units to advance coordinate strategies for multi-interest donors and prospects.

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated successful major gift fundraising experience; ability to develop and structure complex gifts.
  • Advanced skill in building prospect portfolio, knowledge of how to research, identify, and cultivate new donors.
  • Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; keen attention to detail and ability to maintain strict confidentiality; expert skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of campus/college goals/objectives.
  • Advanced Analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills required.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the campus, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, and applicable policies, infrastructure, and current issues of concern.
  • Understanding of, and enthusiasm for, a team approach to fundraising.
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment while effectively executing a challenging set of major gift plans and programs.
  • Some evening and weekend hours, as well as occasional travel required.

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

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $90,000.00 - $110,000.00.

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 when applying.

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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

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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