Job Requisition Number: 26497. The College of Letters and Science (L&S), one of the largest and most prestigious teaching and research entities in the nation, stands at the heart of Berkeley’s intellectual preeminence and comprehensive excellence.
Continued leadership in education, research, and public service depends on private philanthropy from alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations. Gifts to Berkeley play an essential role both in sustaining fundamental traditions of excellence and in moving the university forward decisively.
Gifts to Social Sciences directly support faculty and students within 12 academic departments, each among the most distinguished in the nation. Social Sciences are a unique mix of scale and excellence, representing twenty-percent of faculty and twenty-five percent of student enrollment at UC Berkeley. Donations to Social Sciences ensure the competitiveness of a large and diverse community of students and researchers in important fields, such as African American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.
Driving Major Gift Pipeline Program:
•Researches, analyzes and synthesizes information from various sources to determine relevant characteristics of leadership prospects. •Maintains a dynamic prospect portfolio to support 125+ face-to-face visits per year •Supports annual and long term membership goals •Informs strategy for outreach, appeals and department-specific messaging via knowledge of the donor and prospect base. •Develops persuasive materials (written, oral and printed) to communicate the strengths and specialized needs of the program. •Participates in short and long-range strategic planning to achieve campaign goals and accommodate donor interests in partnership with the Assistant Dean and Director of Development.
•Coordinates stewardship efforts; arranging donor meetings. Interacts with donors in person, by phone and/or written communication. Attends stewardship events and meetings as appropriate. •Informs collateral material development by engaging donors as profile subjects and tracking interactions with faculty and students. •Informs pipeline of volunteer leadership- Honorary Chairs for the program and L&S Advisory Board. •Informs content and drive participation in annual Investor Calls, Quarterly newsletters, dedicated events, and messaging from college leadership. •Attends functions, meeting and serve on internal/external committees as a representative of campus.•Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training •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. •Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera. •Good written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies. •Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. •Skill to maintain confidentiality. •Ability to prioritize tasks, working toward shared common goals. •1-3 years professional experience in direct fundraising or client facing role.
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.