Development Assistant, Constituent Programs (7546U) 11720

San Francisco
Oct 07, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Development Assistant, Constituent Programs (7546U) 11720 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 20, 2020

Departmental Overview

University Development and Alumni Relations increases support for and enhances knowledge of UC Berkeley through communications, public outreach, and fundraising. The department is responsible for fundraising and donor engagement, and works to strengthen unit development offices by consulting and partnering with campus fundraisers. University Development and Alumni Relations also handles a range of central activities and services encompassing events, communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, and database management.



This position supports the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) - Constituent Programs who is charged as a thought leader to Berkeley's deans, directors, vice chancellors and chief development officers. The AVC will lead and link the conversation around strategy setting and organizational performance with the goal of supporting and continuing the fundraising success of Berkeley's schools, colleges, and programs while setting increasingly aspirational goals for sustained effectiveness and success.
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support for AVC and helps in administering fundraising and strategic planning initiatives
  • Work on special projects and work teams as needed (assistance with coordinating special events, campus visits, and high level meetings)
  • Develops, compiles, and maintains reports on program activities and results, providing information on program trends and learning to provide basic analysis of data.
  • Information Systems and Data Entry: perform inquiry functions using the CADS database (Campus wide Alumni Development System); enter and retrieve data from system; create query sentences for extracting data from system or calculating fundraising totals; manipulate and present data in a number of end-user applications (Work, Excel, PowerPoint); enter contact reports in CADS utilizing information from briefings, correspondence and e-mails; update biographical information in CADS as necessary; create and produce custom CADS invitation lists for special program events.
  • Make travel arrangements as needed and prepare and submit for processing complex travel reimbursements and expense reports
  • Prepare purchase and work orders, track payables and receivables and follow-up on payment of outstanding invoices and reimbursements
  • Facilitate communication between staff and a variety of University departments; draft edit/format and proof routine and complex correspondence
  • Respond to telephone inquiries and correspondence on behalf of the unit
  • Schedule meetings with prospects, faculty, and administrators. Handle logistics including travel arrangements, itineraries, and briefing materials.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques
  • Working knowledge of or the ability to gain knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies; attention to detail is important
  • Comfortable working with high-level alumni, donors, and campus leadership
  • Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Skill to maintain confidentiality and ability to work with highly sensitive, confidential information
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
  • Ability to work successfully in teams and under own initiative, as well as the ability to shift priorities, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), with a proven ability to learn new technical skills quickly and proficiently
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent years experience and/or training

Salary & Benefits

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

How to Apply

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

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

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