Job Requisition Number: 25479. International House: Founded in 1930 through a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., International House Berkeley’s mission is to promote cross-cultural experiences and leadership skills for a world of greater understanding. Since its founding, more than 90,000 individuals enrolled at the University of California Berkeley and other Bay Area colleges and universities have resided in the historic facility adjacent to California Memorial Stadium along Piedmont Avenue. During the academic year, nearly 600 residents from 75+ nationalities (including the USA) reside in the building which has six floors of residential rooms. The facility includes a conference center featuring the Chevron Auditorium with a capacity of 350, several other smaller meeting rooms, plus a library, and a dining commons with a capacity of 325. With a renewed emphasis on the acquisition of intercultural leadership skills, I-House strives to augment and expand the impact of the residential life experience by encouraging lifetime personal and professional connections that transform lives and offer skills that enrich and enhance career opportunities.
The Department of Development, Alumni Relations, and Communications supports the International House’s mission to foster intercultural respect, understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills to promote a more peaceful world through its various fundraising programs. The department implements strategies and plans to meet specific fundraising goals set by the board of directors and the executive director through fundraising and alumni relations programs and activities.
About the Position: We are in search of an energetic, resourceful, and experienced Fundraising and Events Coordinator professional to join our dynamic team of development professionals who are passionate about the work and their contributions to the overall goals and vision of I-House. He/she will be involved in the planning and organizing of both large and small events, managing event logistics such as facilities, tickets, audience management activities, caterers, and vendors, and facilitating communication and services with Alumni/Development staff, speakers, and facility maintenance staff. The incumbent may plan, administer, and implement an established fundraising project or program of limited scope and complexity.
The position supports all aspects of annual fund/direct mail efforts including copywriting, using databases, and assists with print and e-mail communications. Provides oversight for donor and alumni stewardship and monthly fundraising/financial reporting, and assists Director of Development & Communications with donor cultivation and stewardship activities.
Examples of Key Responsibilities: •Serves as Project Lead for planning, implementing, and overseeing the annual fundraising gala dinner with nearly two hundred guests and a revenue goal of $100,000.00 plus. •Provides oversight of work to support staff including student workers and Development staff. Monitors gift processing, dashboard production, and data improvement tasks, including reconciliation of data between the Development and Accounting offices. •Develops and maintains reports, providing basic analysis of program trends, and short and long range results. •Works in concert with the Director of Development & Alumni Relations and the Associate Director of Development and Communications to conduct strategic segmentation, and assesses and evaluates best direct mail outreach vehicle by demographic and data analysis. •Assists in developing materials for specific fundraising activities and/or promotional efforts by writing, speaking, telephoning, etc., as needed. •Handles special projects/assignments involving direct interaction with alumni, volunteers, and donors, and may conduct research on alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to identify prospects. •Implement stewardship program including naming and recognition programs, alumni visits, giveaways, and alumni surveys.Requirements and Qualifications: •Education and experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge and skills. A typical combination would include graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, social sciences or a closely related area and five (5) years of equivalent professional work experience. •Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques. •Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, etc. •Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies. •Must have excellent organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. •Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and database management. •Working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure is preferred.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.