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University Development and Alumni Relations, formerly named University 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, database management, and more.
University Development and Alumni Relations encompasses the UC Berkeley Foundation (UCBF), a California nonprofit public benefit corporation established to secure support for the University. The UCBF is also Cal's primary vehicle for enlisting fundraising volunteers from the private sector. The UCBF is staffed by University Development and Alumni Relations leadership.
Involves designing, developing, delivering, and administering a program to increase flexibility of funding to the campus. Specifically, in connection with existing Endowments Officer designs and administers a program to provide an initial legal review of endowment funds for which expenditures are challenging to the campus and to make determinations regarding whether to reallocate the funds by administrative action or to refer to outside legal counsel as necessary. Identifies funds for which the terms are overly restrictive, reviews related legal documents, analyzes endowment terms under California law and UC and Foundation policies, prepares customized action plans for each endowment under review, and sees action plans through to completion. This position is expected to directly impact the mission of the campus by providing additional flexibility in funding through strategic endowment review.
In conjunction with existing Endowments Officer, plans, organizes, and directs large-scale fundraising campaign to provide legal analysis of existing endowments to increase expenditure flexibility.
Serves as an expert development professional for endowment expenditure, reallocation, and processing cy pres requests.
Serves as contact to outside counsel for cy pres actions including changes to chair terms to conform to the new chair model.
Prepares and reviews communications to donors regarding broadening or changing fund terms ensuring compliance with laws and applicable University and campus policies while applying top-level donor stewardship principles.
In connection with existing Endowments Officer, evaluates programs using financial feasibility studies and market research, including planning and evaluating endowment programs and making recommendations for donor contact, reallocation, submission to the Attorney General, or action by outside counsel.
In connection with existing Endowments Officer, oversees the work of professional and support staff involved in the implementation of the endowment review program. Works with campus colleagues in various units to understand funding needs, why fund expenditure is problematic, and preferred changes to endowment terms.
, Reports on progress and findings to Gift Planning and University Relations managers.
Ensures that predetermined endowment review goals are met.
Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.
Advanced skill in making persuasive and compelling legal and policy arguments for changes to endowment terms and use.
Advanced skill to meet predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation.
Advanced analytical, critical thinking, problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Skill to meet or exceed gift fund management goals and objectives.
Bachelors degree in related area
Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, institutional policies, et cetera.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations and public relations.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of the campus, including relevant issues for both the campus and higher education.
Advanced knowledge of the campus including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
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: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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