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Assistant Director, Annual Fund (7547U)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title Assistant Director, Annual Fund (7547U)
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
    Alumni Relations

Assistant Director, Annual Fund (7547U)

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

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 26 June, 2019.
Position will remain open until filled.

Departmental Overview
University Development and Alumni Relations, increases support for and enhances knowledge of UC Berkeley through communications, public outreach, and fundraising. The department is responsible for centralized fundraising and donor engagement, and works to strengthen unit development offices by consulting and partnering with campus fundraisers. University Development and Alumni Relations also handles a range of central activities and services encompassing events, communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, database management, and more.

University Development and Alumni Relations encompasses the UC Berkeley Foundation (UCBF), a California nonprofit public benefit corporation established to secure support for the University. The UCBF is also Cal's primary vehicle for enlisting fundraising volunteers from the private sector.

  • Plans, schedules, and implements fundraising and alumni relations projects and programs, including specific fundraising programs such as annual fund, best practice research, et cetera. Programs may focus on young alumni, loyal donors, or lapsed donors.
  • 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. Program development includes recommending new approaches to cultivation, engagement and solicitation. Recommend and pilot or test new approaches, and report results to support recommendations.
  • Participates in short and long-range strategic planning, making recommendations based on past program success or future projections.
  • Develops strategies within existing annual giving solicitation policy.
  • Assists in detailed planning of annual solicitation programs. Develop and execute strategies.
  • Coordinates and oversees the work of support staff and/or other professionals.
  • Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, annual giving, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure, or ability to learn.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
  • 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 skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
  • Thorough project management skills.
  • Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Annual giving fundraising experience and or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits
Annual salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range will be: $69,000.00- $72,000.00

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.

Other Information
This is a one year, full-time contract 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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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