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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 2/26/2019
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.
Responsibilities Provide comprehensive administrative support for AVC and helps in administering fundraising and strategic planning initiatives
Work on special projects and work teams as needed (assistance with coordinating special events, campus visits, and high level meetings)
Develops, compiles, and maintains reports on program activities and results, providing information on program trends and learning to provide basic analysis of data.
Information Systems and Data Entry: perform inquiry functions using the CADS database (Campus wide Alumni Development System); enter and retrieve data from system; create query sentences for extracting data from system or calculating fundraising totals; manipulate and present data in a number of end-user applications (Work, Excel, PowerPoint); enter contact reports in CADS utilizing information from briefings, correspondence and e-mails; update biographical information in CADS as necessary; create and produce custom CADS invitation lists for special program events.
Make travel arrangements as needed and prepare and submit for processing complex travel reimbursements and expense reports
Prepare purchase and work orders, track payables and receivables and follow-up on payment of outstanding invoices and reimbursements
Facilitate communication between staff and a variety of University departments; draft edit/format and proof routine and complex correspondence
Respond to telephone inquiries and correspondence on behalf of the unit
Schedule meetings with prospects, faculty, and administrators. Handle logistics including travel arrangements, itineraries, and briefing materials.
Preferred Qualifications -Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques -Working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure -Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies; attention to detail is important -Comfortable working with high-level alumni, donors, and campus leadership -Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills -Skill to maintain confidentiality and ability to work with highly sensitive, confidential information -Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc. -Ability to work successfully in teams and under own initiative, as well as the ability to shift priorities, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines -Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), with a proven ability to learn new technical skills quickly and proficiently
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How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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.