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Associate Director of Development (7547U), Berkeley Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 8, 2020
Title Associate Director of Development (7547U), Berkeley Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Berkeley Law
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

Associate Director of Development (7547U), Berkeley Law

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 20, 2020

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Law is one of the nation's premier law schools, located at one of the world's great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. As one of the 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley, it is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation.

The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, American civil rights activist Pauli Murray, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society Eva Paterson, United States Northern District of California Judge Thelton Henderson, and Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese.

The Law School's Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) department focuses on securing philanthropic support to meet the school's financial objectives and alumni outreach efforts. The mission of the Development team is to secure philanthropic support to fund current operations and special initiatives that advance the law school's mission.

The Associate Director of Development, Reunion Class Campaigns, works collaboratively with other members of DAR to create and execute the Berkeley Law's class reunion fundraising program. The Associate Director will design and implement one or more fundraising programs involving peer-to-peer solicitation. This position is responsible for creating and executing an annual work plan for the class reunion program based on best-in-practice tactics, and alumni and fundraising data. The incumbent will identify, train and motivate alumni volunteers to successfully complete peer-to-peer solicitations in order to realize both increased annual alumni participation and gift dollars. S/He will develop appropriate training and marketing materials, and organize events designed to educate, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni volunteers and prospective donors. The Associate Director will also personally solicit gifts from volunteers, and current and prospective donors.


Under limited supervision by the Sr. Assistant Dean Development & Alumni Relations, exercises discretion and professional judgment in designing and implementing the law school's annual reunion class gift fundraising campaigns and associated activities.
  • Designs and implements an annual work plan for reunion giving.
  • Prepares all materials required to successfully implement the program including volunteer training manuals and direct marketing materials.
  • Delivers timely and up-to-date fundraising reports to volunteers to guide them in their solicitation efforts on behalf of the Law School.
  • Serves as primary point of contact for questions and requests from reunion class campaign volunteers. Ensures inquiries are resolved quickly and appropriately.

In collaboration with the Sr. Assistant Dean Development & Alumni Relations, participates in short and long-range strategic planning for reunion fundraising programs.
  • Develops and executes plans for each class in the reunion cycle - 5th, 10th, 15th, etc. through 50th Reunion classes.

Identifies, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards class reunion volunteers and donors to ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
  • Recruits 100+ reunion gift campaign class volunteers.
  • Trains volunteers to ensure that they are prepared to excel in solicitation of their classmates.
  • Provides analysis and information of complex results or activities, and makes recommendations to upper management for program changes or development of new programs as required.

Designs, organizes, and implements special events designed to educate reunion gift committee volunteers, and to motivate volunteers and reunion class alumni to make one-time, recurring, and multi-year unrestricted contributions to support the Law School's operating budget.

Coordinates and oversees the work of student workers.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Thorough working knowledge of UC Berkeley and the School of Law, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure or the ability to learn.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera pertaining to gift acceptance and prospect management.
  • Thorough written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationship at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
  • Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Thorough project management skills.
  • Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and the ability to learn new data systems.
  • Good web-based research skills.
  • Experience and comfort working with constituent groups such as alumni, donors, volunteers; Ability to develop and maintain positive relations with constituent groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to travel and work occasionally on evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to learn and successfully apply advanced fundraising concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
  • Proficiency with Constant Contact, Google Docs and the University's constituents data system (CADS) or the ability to learn.
  • Experience managing, supporting and reporting on complex projects and events.

Salary & Benefits

The annual salary range of the position is $83,100.00-$91,410.00, commensurate with experience.

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.

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:
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