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- In collaboration with his/her supervisor, determines the annual campaign goals, and builds and implements a best-in-class, strategic and tactical campaign to increase current-use dollars raised, donor participation rates, donor retention rates, and average gift size.
- Trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned annual campaign officers and support staff and/or other professionals.
- Designs, organizes, and implements special events, or assists with special events and activities.
- Personally identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of current-use donors.
- Provides program analysis and makes recommendations to management for program changes or development of new annual giving tactics as required.
- Develops and manages financial resources directed to current-use gift generation.
- Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
- Thorough working knowledge of the law school setting, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
- Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
- Thorough written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationship at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
- Ability to provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement.
- Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
- Thorough project management skills.
- Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives. Demonstrated analytical and fund raising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals.
- Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; support coordination, collaboration and sharing of information.
- Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality and react and adapt easily to new approaches and changing situations.
- Ability to listen carefully and to understand customer needs, both internally and externally, and proactively respond to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
- Understanding of database management (e.g. CADS), gift processing and donor relations.
- Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills
- Strong skills in persuasion/negotiation and marketing.
- Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
- Preferred Qualifications
- Demonstrated supervisory skills preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This position is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience within the range of $77,000.00 - $85,000.00
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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
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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