Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni Relations (0464U), CED 27394 - 1133 - 1133

Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni Relations (0464U), CED 27394 - 1133 - 1133 About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley 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. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

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The First Review Date for this job is: Immediate Review

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The College of Environmental Design (CED) is comprised of faculty, students and staff with an impressive set of backgrounds and talents. We believe in the importance of supporting an inclusive environment that values community and builds its strength from a diversity of views and expertise. There are approximately 50 faculty, 1000 undergraduate and graduate majors, and approximately 50 total staff. The college budget is approximately $28M. CED is a multifaceted academic unit, with three departments (architecture, city & regional planning, and landscape architecture & environmental planning); undergraduate, professional graduate and doctoral programs; a suite of highly regarded summer design institutes; widely recognized environmental design archives; extensive computing and fabrication facilities; several administrative and student affairs departments; and a building with auditoria, classrooms, studios, labs, research centers, library, and a cafe.

The position reports to the CED Dean with dotted line reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Constituent Programs in University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR). The person in this position manages a moderately complex fundraising and communications program, a professional staff of 4 FTE, and is responsible for the full range of development and other external relations functions, such as events, volunteer management, and other marketing activities. The CED portfolio averages about 400 prospects a year including individual donors, corporations and foundations. CED has around 25,000 alumni and donors and averages 1,000 individual gifts per year. CED's annual fundraising average over the last few years is $5.3M.

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  • Manages a comprehensive fundraising program for CED. Conceives, creates, develops, implements, evaluates, and manages fundraising programs and strategies to meet predetermined goals and objectives. Oversees and manages the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors and prospects, using the CADS database and in collaboration with UDAR. Upholds University policies regarding managing prospects. Oversees the prospect portfolio of each of the fundraising staff. Manages all communication, meetings, events, and proposals on behalf of CED for each prospect or donor. Supervises gift administration and donor stewardship. Provides leadership, direction, and staffing to volunteer groups, including the Dean's Advisory Council and alumni volunteer chapters.
  • Selects, trains, manages, and evaluates staff and student assistants. Assigns donor and prospect portfolios to fundraising staff. Direct fundraising staff in accomplishing specific numerical goals related to campus fundraising campaigns.
  • Provides comprehensive budget administration. Coordinates with Dean and Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration on gifts, funds, financial goals, and reporting.
  • Manages external relations functions: proper use of the CED/Berkeley brand, all PR and media outreach including the CED newsletters and Frameworks (CED magazine), coaching the CED Dean and various faculty in external communication, and CED events.
  • Represents CED in campus and communications groups, such as Campaign Management Team, Frontline Fundraisers, Berkeley Advancement Community. Collaborates with UDAR fundraisers on regular basis.
  • Manages own portfolio of 30-50 prospects of major and principal gifts starting at the $100K level
  • Participates in long and short-range strategic planning.

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  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to independently write clear and accurate communications for the Dean and (when needed) department chairs, directed to alumni, parents, and donors, as well as staff and campus colleagues.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in fundraising, donor relations and gift management, including industry concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience hiring, leading, and managing staff.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • High degree of technical ability with proficiency and understanding of data mining and data analysis techniques.
  • Highly motivated and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure within the context of competing interests, maintain flexibility and creativity, and adapt to continual changes.
  • Proficiency with desktop computing applications and fundraising databases, such as Advance or Raiser's Edge, and Salesforce.

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  • Bachelor's degree; grad degree preferred
  • University Fundraising training preferred
  • Working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education.
  • Knowledge of the field within the College of Environmental Design and their scope, particularly in California but also nationally in terms of competitor schools and programs.

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    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

    *This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

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    Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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    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.

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    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:
    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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