Job Requisition Number: 24347. The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is recognized for its educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top three Engineering colleges in the United States. With more than 220 regular faculty members, 1,800 graduate students and 3,200 undergraduate students located in seven academic departments, Engineering is the second largest college on the Berkeley campus.
The College Relations Department supports the College’s core projects and programs through marketing, communications, and private fundraising efforts designed to reach over 60,000 alumni, friends, students, foundations, and corporate partners. During the most recent fiscal year, 2016-17, the College raised $92.5 million in private gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development is a junior level, front-line major gift officer. Responsibilities include designing a strategy for outreach to a portfolio of 150+ individuals, with an emphasis on discovery visits and focusing on commitments of $100,000 and above. Through in-person meetings and tailored communications, the Director will cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects with an emphasis on increasing their financial commitment to the Berkeley Engineering Fund and the College’s top priorities. He/she will manage the solicitation process—from the identification and staffing of the appropriate solicitor to the development of compelling oral and written proposals.
75% Major Gift and Leadership Annual Fund Solicitations
*Complete 150+ donor visits per fiscal year. *Makes 24 major gift solicitations and 20 annual fund solicitations per year. *Maintains a portfolio of 150 major donor prospects who have the capacity to give $100,000 or more. *Solicits donors for new major gift pledges and gifts, with a focus on new commitments to the College, and gift upgrades. *Interacts with donors via face-to-face visits, phone calls, and customized correspondence. *Works in partnership and collaborates with development colleagues to implement donor strategies and outreach. *Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
10% Other duties as assigned.
5% Writes proposals for solicitation of individual prospects, determines strategies for follow-up.
5% Use database to record call reports, manage portfolio, and make data driven decisions about prospect strategies.
5% May attend functions, meetings, and serve on internal/external committees as representative of the College Relations staff.•Strong working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices. •Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera. •Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationship at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies. •Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution. •Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives. •Superior interpersonal, organizational, planning, analytic, and oral/written communication skills. •Demonstrated ability to achieve project deadlines with excellent attention to detail. •Flexible, positive attitude and ability to work both independently and as a team player. •Strong customer service orientation and experience managing volunteers. •Experience planning and executing special events. •Skill to maintain confidentiality. •Highly skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email software. •Valid California driver’s license and transportation to travel to and from off-campus meetings. •Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and training. •Successful completion of criminal background check.
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