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Associate Director, Development (7547U), Berkeley Law 25132
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 12, 2021
Title Associate Director, Development (7547U), Berkeley Law 25132
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

Associate Director, Development (7547U), Berkeley Law 25132

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

Berkeley Law is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. The law school is also known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to providing leadership and making a difference on problems of local, national and global significance. Currently ranked among the top law schools in the country, Berkeley Law has ambitious fundraising goals as it looks to continue producing leaders in law, government, and society.

The Law School's Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team engages alumni philanthropically and in programming and initiatives that strengthen the school and the student experience. The mission of the Development arm is to secure financial support for core operations and special initiatives that advance the law school's mission.

The Associate Director of Development designs, delivers, and administers essential fundraising programs. The position researches prospective donors and identifies and executes strategies for developing successful fundraising relationships primarily in benefit of Berkeley Law core operations. The Associate Director will carry a portfolio of donors and have explicit fundraising revenue responsibility.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 25, 2021

  • Under limited supervision by the Executive Director of Development, exercises discretion and professional judgment in designing fundraising campaigns and associated activities for Berkeley Law.
  • Raises a minimum of $500K annually in core operating support for the law school
  • Completes a minimum of 120 in-person or virtual visits per year with prospects and donors.
  • Builds and maintains a dynamic prospect portfolio of a minimum of 100 prospects
  • Enhances the university's data on prospects by completing in a timely manner contact reports in the central development database (CADS) for all visits and other significant interactions with prospects; reviews managed prospects pool periodically and updates strategies and solicitation plans, manager relationships, and other appropriate fields as necessary; and updates alumni information

  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards donors to ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
  • Coordinates select stewardship efforts; Arranges donor meetings and interacts with donors in person, by phone and/or written communication: Attends and supports stewardship events and meetings as appropriate.
  • Partners with Executive Director and Director of Donor Engagement to help identify stewardship strategies.

  • Provides analysis and information of complex fundraising results and activities, and makes recommendations to upper management for program changes or development of new programs as required.
  • Supports team quarterly and team/unit annual review and planning process.
  • Partners with the Alumni Relations team of DAR to maximize the donor experience, leveraging engagement opportunities for donors and identifying new potential prospects from among the alumni volunteer population.
  • Utilizes department financial resources in a strategic and costs efficient manner. Submits all travel and entertainment expenses in a timely manner consistent with campus policies.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera pertaining to gift acceptance and prospect management.
  • Familiarity with donor relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lawl, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the political acumen required to build and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies. Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution; Creative and effective problem-solver who is accustomed to and undaunted by obstacles.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Goal-centered project management and time management skills.
  • Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and UDAR data systems with the ability to learn new 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 travel regularly, including local travel, and work occasionally as needed on evenings and weekends.
  • Five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience otherwise preferred.
  • Experience working in fundraising, alumni relations and/or donor relations; direct fundraising experience.
  • Experience developing and implementing successful fundraising programs.
  • Project management experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, related area, and/or equivalent experience/training.

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)
  • Experience managing, supporting and reporting on complex projects and events.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience and within a range of $85,600.00-$94,150.00.

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.

Other Information

This is a full-time (M-F; 40 hours/week) career position.

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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