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Senior Editorial Director (0409U), University Development & Alumni Relations 36964
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2022
Title Senior Editorial Director (0409U), University Development & Alumni Relations 36964
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Alumni Relations
    Administration - General
    Senior Administration
    Business & Administration
    Public Relations/Marketing

Senior Editorial Director (0409U), University Development & Alumni Relations 36964

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

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) strengthens Berkeley's excellence through engagement with alumni, parents, undergraduate and graduate students, and friends of the University, raising public awareness about Berkeley and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus' philanthropic advancement strategies and works to strengthen unit development in partnership with campus fundraisers. The Division handles a range of central activities and services encompassing communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, and more.

A full-service professional team, External Relations and Marketing Communications in UDAR delivers donor-centered and integrated editorial, design, digital, event, and logistical solutions to inspire philanthropy and engage UC Berkeley donors, alumni, parents, and students.

External Relations serves and engages the university's external and internal constituencies through programs, events, awards, and services. They also advise the university community on all matters of protocol, including visits by high-ranking government officials, the UC Office of the President, Regents, and other dignitaries.

Marketing Communications produces digital, multimedia, print donor materials; creates strategies for external-facing marketing and communications, media, and social media; develops fundraising messaging, talking points, slide decks; write proposals, concept proposals, gift acknowledgements, direct mail; and creates flexible campaign brand identity and language resources to build custom pieces.

Position Overview

This position shapes content and strategy for print, digital, and multimedia communications advancing the university's $6 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign. Works closely with senior management and unit leadership to conceive and implement long- and short-term communications plans. Oversees a team of ten high-performing professionals, including eight editors and two video producers. The senior editorial director is a strategic thought partner to the executive director, handles the content creation for the UCBF meetings, advancement speech writer for the Chancellor, and media relations contact for issues and media inquiries relating to philanthropy.

Additional projects may include, but are not limited to: talking points and key messages, remarks, major gift level collateral and confidential materials - such as proposals and case statements - videos, reports and brochures, slide decks, event materials, and occasional print and digital articles expressing the university's viewpoint.


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          Salary & Benefits

          This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is range $105,600 - $200,000, 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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

          Referral Source info
          Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.
          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."

          Other Information

          The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to June 21, 2022.

          Other Information

          Percentage of remote work is negotiable, with an expectation that there will be required in-person events and meetings. Any travel costs would need to be covered by the employee.

          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:

          For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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