Development Coordinator (7546U) - 12239

San Francisco
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Development Coordinator (7546U) - 12239 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: November 10, 2020

Departmental Overview

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

In 2019-20 UC Berkeley raised a record $1.04 billion from 117,533 gifts, pledges, and private grants. The totals represent contributions from more than 61,000 donors, reflecting an increase of $404 million in gifts, pledges, and private grants over the previous fiscal year.

Light the Way: The Campaign for UC Berkeley:

In February 2020, the university publicly launched the largest fundraising campaign in its history, to raise $6 billion by the end of 2023. The ambitious goal—the highest set by any U.S. public university without a medical school—aims to secure UC Berkeley's status as the world's top public research and teaching university at a time when the state funds about 14 percent of its budget. Since its quiet phase began January 1, 2014, the campaign has already raised over $3.8 billion. The campaign is focused on continuing UC Berkeley's tradition of comprehensive academic excellence, as well as its public mission and reputation as a powerful agent of upward mobility for low-income students. Funding priorities include creating 100 new tenure-track faculty positions; 300 new graduate student fellowships; a dramatic increase in the number of undergraduate scholarships; campus housing for all freshmen, sophomores and first-year transfer students; and support for research to transform health, the environment, and society.

The Student Experience & Diversity Fundraising (SED) program within the division of University Development and Alumni Relations leads fundraising to support the success of Berkeley students and the advancement of educational equity. As the lead philanthropic unit on behalf of the divisions of Equity and Inclusion, Student Affairs and Undergraduate Education, the SED student-focused fundraising priorities include financial aid/scholarships, co-curricular support, and diversity, equity and inclusion. The SED program interfaces with a broad range of campus divisions, and encompasses major gift fundraising from individuals and foundations as well as direct response marketing.

The Development Coordinator will serve as the lead support for efforts related to SED's organizational and programmatic activities. The successful candidate will serve as a coordinator in communication with campus representatives (Vice Chancellors, Financial Aid, and other areas within Equity & Inclusion, Student Affairs, and Undergraduate Education). The Development Coordinator also develops and provides reporting functions for program-wide portfolio and strategic planning, and serves as a front-line representative in communications with campus colleagues and external constituents. The position coordinates meetings with campus partners and assists in planning donor related events and activities. The Coordinator will organize transportation, plan itineraries and meetings, and will process travel and entertainment reimbursements.

  • Under the general supervision of the Development Analyst, exercises limited discretion and professional judgment in implementing and supporting established components for fundraising and donor relations programs and activities.
  • Provides comprehensive administrative support for the Student Experience & Diversity team as well as serves as the primary administrative support to the Sr. Director of Development.
  • Helps administer and support fundraising initiatives.
  • Schedules meetings with administrators, faculty, and donors/prospects.
  • Handles logistics including travel arrangements, itineraries, and briefing materials.
  • Responds to inquiries and correspondence on behalf of the unit.
  • Develops and maintains reports, providing basic analysis of program trends, and short and long range results.

Information Systems and Data Entry:
  • Perform inquiry functions using the CADS database (Campus wide Alumni Development System); enter and retrieve data from system; create queries 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 and correspondence; creates and produces custom CADS invitation lists for events.
  • Schedules and/or coordinates events.
  • Makes travel arrangements as needed and prepare and submit for processing complex travel reimbursements and expense reports.
  • Drafts informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs.
  • Facilitates communication between staff and a variety of University departments; draft edit/format and proof routine and complex correspondence.
  • Assists in developing materials for specific fundraising activities and/or promotional efforts as writing, speaking, telephoning, et cetera, as needed.
  • Handles special projects/assignments involving direct interaction with volunteers and donors.
  • Coordinates work of student worker staff.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Comfortable working with high-level alumni, donors, and campus leadership.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies.
  • Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • 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, PowerPoint), with a proven ability to learn new technical skills quickly and proficiently
  • Skill to maintain confidentiality and ability to work with highly sensitive, confidential information.

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.

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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