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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is a dynamic, innovative new structure at UC Berkeley that represents a once-in-a-generation transformation. The Division brings together faculty, researchers, and students from computing, statistics, the humanities, and social and natural sciences, mirroring the cross-cutting nature of data science and redefining the research university for the digital age. Core to the Division is a commitment to examining how the digital revolution affects equity and opportunityand building the capacity to respond to these challenges. CDSS connects Data Science Undergraduate Studies, School of Information, Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and Statistics, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, the Center for Computational Biology and the Data Science Commons. The Division is responsible for growing Berkeley's broad-based data science education program, including classes and programs serving thousands of undergraduate students a year.
CDSS is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. CDSS is interested in candidates whose previous experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 10/7/21
70% Major Gifts Fundraising. Manages a portfolio of 75-100 individual major gift or corporate/foundation relations prospects, the majority with the capacity to give $100,000 or more. Results have a major impact on the overall goals of the program. Makes at least 8-10 significant prospect/donor visits per month. Identifies and qualifies 20-60 major gift prospects per year. Cultivates, solicits and stewards current use and endowment gifts directly; works independently with CDSS Associate Provost, deans and faculty leadership. Writes proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and / or foundation prospects. Looks for opportunities to work with major gift prospects that will enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts. Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met and implements program activities to achieve these goals. Conducts 15-24 solicitations and raises $1-5 million annually once a mature portfolio is established.
15% Planning and Development Programs Support. Plans, organizes, and directs fundraising campaigns which include multiple components. Serves as the fundraising representative for select Centers or Institutes, as well as select campaign initiatives and fundraising priorities, within CDSS. May serve as an expert or lead development professional in a specific academic discipline. Analyzes needs and assists in the creation of strategic plans for fundraising and other advancement programs. This director may oversee the work of subordinate staff and may attend functions, meetings and serve on internal /external committees as a CDSS representative.
15% Pipeline Development. Builds CDSS's major gift prospect pipeline through discovery and cultivation; prioritizes potential donors based on capacity and inclination. May recruit, train and support key volunteers who assist in advancement efforts.
Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. Ability to make persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives for a location in order to secure gifts.
Advanced organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and strong project management skills.
Very strong skills in maintaining confidentiality.
Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
Advanced working knowledge of higher education, and in particular, STEM areas.
Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Salary & Benefits
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Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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