Associate Director, Student & Recent Graduate Philanthropy (7547U) #22687
Haas Core Programs
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 acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake 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 http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 27, 2016
The Haas School of Business develops innovative leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, and Development.
Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learnand a place to work. To learn more about the Haas School visit: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/about/employment.html
Berkeley-Haas' Development & Alumni Relations unit provides world-class alumni events, resources, and services to over 40,000 of our school's alumni that range from founders of start-ups to CXOs of Fortune 500 companies. Our Development Team annually raises approximately $30 Million for our school and consists of Major Gifts, Corporate & Foundation Relations, and Annual, Reunion & Leadership Support. Our Annual, Reunion & Leadership Support Team consists of 7 full-time professionals that focus on instilling a culture of giving among our students and recent graduates, feeding our leadership and major gift pipeline, and growing our annual fund to $5 Million. Our offices are located in off-campus in Downtown Berkeley.
Our Associate Director of Student & Recent Graduate Philanthropy plays a strategically important role at Berkeley-Haas in further instilling our culture of giving back to our school among our current students and recent graduates, and fostering deeper relationship and levels of investment among our leadership donors. If you are inspired by our school's unique culture (Our Defining Principles: Question the Status Quo. Confidence Without Attitude. Students Always. Beyond Yourself.) and excited about educating others on the importance of supporting one of the best and most innovative business school's in the world, please consider joining our high-performing, collaborative, and innovative team as our Associate Director of Student & Recent Graduate Philanthropy.
The Associate Director of Student & Recent Graduate Philanthropy will spearhead our cross-school efforts to further instill a culture of giving back to Berkeley-Haas among our current students and recent graduates. The Associate Director will be an integral part of our development and alumni relations team and collaborate closely with colleagues across our school and campus. The Associate Director will independently recruit, train, and manage student volunteers, and design and manage the student fundraising campaign in partnership with the volunteers. The Associate Director will also oversee our Alumni Challenge Matches and Committees, consisting of leadership-level donors to our school. The Associate Director will cultivate, engage, solicit, and steward leadership-level donors and prospects among our recent graduates, as defined as MBA graduates of the last five years and Undergraduates of the last ten years. The Associate Director will have both budgetary and revenue generating responsibilities, and will play a key strategic role in our school's efforts to enhance our reputation and financial strength
Co-Lead Culture of Giving Initiatives: 10%
Serve as co-lead on our school's Culture of Giving initiative, which is a major component of our school's long-term Strategic Plan. Facilitate meetings and collaborate with fellow co-lead, our school's dean and senior leadership team, colleagues across our school and campus, and our students, alumni, and faculty to further instill a culture of giving back to Berkeley-Haas among our students and recent graduates.
Independently Lead Student Philanthropy Program & Campaigns: 60%
Program & Campaign Management: Design, manage, and implement a comprehensive school-wide student philanthropy program and student gift campaigns. Develop and implement plans.
Volunteer Management: Recruit, train, and manage our VPs of Philanthropy volunteers across our four main degree programs (Undergraduate and Full-Time, Evening-Weekend & Executive MBAs) to be philanthropic ambassadors for Berkeley-Haas. Host and present at student meetings.
Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding: Leverage crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to support campaigns.
Alumni Donor Challenge Match Committees: Design, oversee, and manage four alumni donor challenge matches and committees, and leverage alumni to further instill messaging to students regarding supporting Berkeley-Haas.
Marketing, Communications & Appeals: Create, design, manage, and implement a comprehensive two-year culture of philanthropy communication and marketing plan for all four major degree programs, leveraging various relevant voices and mediums including print, e-mail, web, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
Donor Stewardship & Gift Administration: Create systems and collaborate with Advancement Services to ensure timely tracking and reporting of student campaigns, and proper stewardship of student donors and leadership donors.
Event Management: Design, promote, and execute four campaign kick-off events that inspire leadership giving and donor participation among students, tabling as needed during campaigns, campaign celebration wrap-up event(s), and leadership donor dinner to steward all student leadership donors and alumni donor challenge match committee members. Collaborate with events team on event space and catering logistics, collaborate with student volunteers on event promotion and execution, and collaborate with fundraisers on stewarding alumni donor challenge match committee members. Design and order leadership donor stoles to be given to participants. Create program agenda and dean's event briefing. Manage event budget.
Cultivate, Engage, Solicit & Steward Recent Graduate Leadership Prospects: 20%
Develop and manage a prospect portfolio consisting of recent graduates that are leadership donors or prospects. Actively and personally engage prospects regarding their increased engagement with and philanthropic giving to Berkeley-Haas.
Team Collaboration: 5%
Actively participate in meetings/retreats, proactively communicate and collaborate with colleagues, support Berkeley-Haas events, activities and programs, and participate in School and Campus activities.
Professional Development: 5%
Attend and participate in webinars, trainings, conference, mentorships, projects, etc. to continue to expand your skills, knowledge, and experience.
Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
Demonstrated experience in managing and motivating leadership level prospects and donors.
Demonstrated experience in personally soliciting gifts of between $1,000 to $100,000 from individuals
Demonstrated experience in recruiting, empowering and stewarding volunteers
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to articulate a compelling case for annual discretionary support for higher education, as well as the rationale and goals of a leadership giving program
Demonstrated experience in project management
Strong initiative and attention to detail
Thorough working knowledge of the campus, 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.
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.
Available for some evening and weekend work
Able to occasionally travel (predominantly within California, with occasional out-of-state domestic travel) and work week nights and weekends
Ability to use standard computer technology (word, excel, power point) and donor/customer relationship management databases
Experience in higher education fundraising and personal (face-to-face) fundraising for leadership level gifts of between $1,000 and $100,000
Knowledge of and appreciation for UC Berkeley and the Haas School of Business' mission, history and goals
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $80,000-$100,000/annually.
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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
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