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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 5, 2019
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.
Primary Campaign Video Creation:
Conceptualizing, planning, shooting, and editing a two-year-long series of videos that effectively illustrate the primary theme and priorities of the public phase of our multi-year campuswide fundraising campaign. This includes:
Identifying, vetting, contacting, and coordinating a wide variety of subjects with approving stakeholders
These video subjects will include high-level university staff, alumni, and donors requiring great interpersonal care
Scouting locations and acquiring permissions for their use
Shooting videos that meet industry standards for lighting and sound
Editing videos, using graphics supplied by graphic design colleagues
Creating a final product that meets approving stakeholders' standards and UDAR's editorial guidelines
Providing the correct types of files to web team colleagues and other outlets in a timely manner
Additional Video Support:
Editing crowdsourced videos from the global Cal community, for use on websites and social media
Editing videos created by ERMC colleagues at events, for use on websites and social media
Assisting with livestreaming of live campaign events
Assisting in management of departmental Youtube channel
Helping to develop and implement departmental captioning policy and process
Providing video consultation to campus units and UDAR colleagues on projects related to the campaign or the chancellor's strategic plan
Participates in regular planning meetings for campaign content (e.g. podcasts, editorial pieces, photos) being created and disseminated across departmental, university, and outside platforms.
Also maintains currency with emerging and state-of-the-art technical and other web-related equipment, requirements and developments (for example, accessibility issues) and recommends and as directed, takes action to ensure compliance.
Thorough understanding of video equipment including cameras, lighting, and sound.
Ability to create video content that is clear, informative, accurate, compelling, functional, and consistent with the campus messages as directed by management.
Thorough technical skills in computer applications for video content editing and production.
Thorough understanding of institutional processes, procedures, and applicable rules and regulations for video communications.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill in trouble-shooting and applying proactive and positive solutions.
Thorough skills to develop and implement original ideas and correctly identify and effectively avoid or resolve problems.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced editorial setting, under tight deadlines and with competing priorities.
Ability to collaborate as part of a team, hearing and responding appropriately to varying perspectives and communication styles.
Solid interviewing and research skills.
Knowledge of and ability to implement accessibility requirements.
Some background in fundraising communications preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
This is a 24-month, contract appointment with an end date.
In addition to your base salary, you are eligible to participate in University of California employee full-benefits, group insurance and retirement plans (which become effective upon your start date). Please read the materials in Your Group Insurance packet, as you will need to enroll in your group insurance plans during your first 31 days of employment. More information on our benefits package is available at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/health-plans/index.html
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.
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.
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