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BAMPFA Director of Development (0462U)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title BAMPFA Director of Development (0462U)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

BAMPFA Director of Development (0462U)

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview
The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. For more information, visit our website

As a member of the BAMPFA senior management team and reporting to the Director and Chief Curator, the Director of Development is responsible for successfully managing the BAMPFA fundraising program to ensure that the development department reaches or surpasses an annual income goal of approximately $7 million. The responsibilities of this position include the full range of development programs and functions; events; donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; trustee engagement; and other development-related activities.

-Using long- and short-term development planning methodologies, the Director of Development conceives, develops, establishes goals for, manages, and evaluates fundraising programs and strategies to meet institutional goals and objectives.
-Personally oversees identification, cultivation and solicitation of potential individual donors above $50,000, and is responsible for all trustee giving. Develops fundraising materials, builds development communication efforts, and works closely with BAMPFA's Director and the Marketing and Communications team and other administrative colleagues to ensure the alignment of approaches and efforts.
-Serves as staff liaison to the Board Development Committee and also works with the AVC for Constituent Programs to ensure alignment with campus protocols and goals.
-Plans, organizes, and directs major fundraising activities which include multiple components. Sets strategic direction and develops effective tactics to achieve ambitious goals ($7 million annually).
-Leads the development of long-range and annual fundraising plans and plans for specific initiatives, balancing competing interests and aligning resources with institutional priorities. Manages development department budget.
- Manages a portfolio of 100 - 125 major gifts or corporate/foundation relations prospects, with the capacity to give between $50,000 and $250,000. Makes at least 10 - 15 substantive contacts per month (e.g., significant moves that advance a relationship). Qualifies major gift prospects and solicits gifts directly, personally raising at least $2 million annually. Develops individualized plans and/or strategies for cultivating and solicitation of major gifts. Presents formal fundraising proposals to major donors and prospects as appropriate. Serves as a persuasive advocate for the BAMPFA. Supports stewardship for major donors.
- Plans major fundraising events, including the annual gala, in collaboration with staff and volunteers. Oversees staff in the development and coordination of patron-level event series. Supports and prepares BAMPFA Director and key volunteers for presenting proposals and solicitations. Assists Director in soliciting and stewarding Endowment Campaign donors. Serves as liaison to Board Endowment Campaign Committee.
- Recruits, trains, and supports key volunteers who assist in advancement efforts. Shares responsibility with the Director for strengthening the Board of Trustees, building close relationships between them and the organization and developing their leadership and fundraising skills. Staffs and serves on Trustee and Development Committees, playing a large role in setting agendas, identifying goals, and follow through. Responsible for personally soliciting gifts from board members to ensure they fulfill their pledges and annual giving commitments.
- Manages the work of professional and support staff involved in the implementation of multi-component fundraising programs. Selects, trains, guides, and directs staff, and, as required takes corrective action. Develops fundraising performance metrics and provides expert advice, mentoring, and ongoing feedback to staff members to ensure their successful completion of fundraising goals.
-Participates in campus fundraising groups.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations and public relations.
  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of the campus, including relevant issues for both the campus and higher education.
  • Advanced knowledge of the BAMPFA, its achievements, vision, and programs mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of issues of concern for arts and educational institutions generally.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, institutional policies, et cetera.
  • Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.
  • Advanced skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of museum's goals/objectives and securing gifts.
  • Comprehensive strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, persuasion/negotiation and development-related marketing skills.
  • Advanced skill to meet predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation.
  • Skill to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Highly developed knowledge of and good relations with regional and national arts supporters and donor community.
  • Educational background in the arts, film, and or humanities, and appreciation for the full range of visual arts.
  • Strong supervisory skills.

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

Salary & Benefits
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.

Driving Required
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information
Must be available to work nights and weekends.

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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