Job Requisition Number: 22850. Berkeley Law is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation. The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese, United States Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Federal Reserve G. William Miller, and former Solicitor General of the United States Theodore Olson.
At Berkeley Law, we are committed to excellence in education and scholarship, as well as equality of opportunity. We believe we have a responsibility to use our substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems and to create a more just society through clinics, research, and policy engagement. We believe that a Berkeley Law degree is a tool for change, both locally and globally, and that we should be educating the leaders of tomorrow. We maintain an environment that nurtures academic and personal growth, respects a diversity of ideas, and stimulates independent thought and critical reasoning.
Under the leadership of the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, the Alumni Engagement Officer is involved in designing, developing, delivering, and administering alumni engagement programs to communicate with and engage alumni volunteers, strategic partners and donors. Identifies new volunteer and donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs/events; cultivates, stewards, and may solicit donor prospects. Assists in planning, implementing and analyzing a sophisticated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies designed to engage and maximize our connection to alumni, students and friends of Berkeley Law.
Under general supervision, exercises limited discretion and professional judgment in planning, administering and implementing established components for alumni relations programs and activities, including helping to develop an annual comprehensive communication and events calendar that engages alumni of all generations, degree types and geographies.
Develops and maintains reports, providing basic analysis of program trends, and short and long range results.
Monitors and documents program activities and results including maintaining regular records in the campus database (CADS) of volunteer and donor activities around the world, and developing and maintaining reports on short and long term program trends.
Drafts informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs. ? Under the direction of the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, manages and improves the usability (content and interaction) of the virtual alumni engagement platform, with the goals of: increasing user population, introducing/modifying/maintaining current features and offerings, deepening alumni affinity for Berkeley Law, and increasing alumni giving participation in the Boalt Hall Fund.
Assists in developing informational and promotional materials for a range of engagement activities to be used subsequently in written documents, social media, and verbal delivery.
Handles special projects/assignments involving direct interaction with alumni volunteers and donors. ? Under the direction of the Director of Alumni Engagement and the Associate Director of Annual Giving, coordinates and supports regional and affinity-oriented leadership committees, often serving as the main point of contact for senior alumni volunteers.
Conducts ongoing desk and in-person research on alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to identify volunteer leaders and donor prospects.
Manages a 40-person portfolio of annual fund donors.
Coordinates work of support staff.? Solid experience and/or knowledge of alumni relations, social media, volunteer management, fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques. ? Working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure and/or the ability to quickly learn these important factors. ? Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera. ? Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen to convey information effectively verbally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience; active listening skills; and the ability to persuade others; and to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies. ? Strong organizational, analytical, project management, and critical thinking skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, exercise good judgement, and work independently as well as in collaboratively. ? Strong computer skills and comfort level with databases, research, social media, web pages, spreadsheets and presentations, and preferred experience using engagement platforms, customer relations management (CRM) software, query software, and Microsoft Office. ? Skills and flexibility to deal with ambiguity and problem solve to achieve positive outcomes. ? Commitment to professionalism, inclusion, respect and civility. ? Responsiveness and a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service. ? Strong sense of ethics and ability to manage sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. ? Ability to manage events and work occasional nights and weekends as required. ? Ability to travel as required. ? Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check. ? Bachelor degree ? 1-2 years experience in managing volunteers and/or being a volunteer, a trainer, a coach or a team leader.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.