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Resource Development and Strategic Planning Coordinator (7546U) - CED
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 2, 2020
Title Resource Development and Strategic Planning Coordinator (7546U) - CED
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
    Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement

Resource Development and Strategic Planning Coordinator (7546U) - CED

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: Position open until filled

Departmental Overview

The Terner Center for Housing Innovation formulates bold strategies to house families from all walks of life in vibrant, sustainable, and affordable homes and communities. Established in 2015, the Terner Center has quickly become a leading voice in identifying, developing, and advancing innovative public sector solutions to achieve broader housing affordability for communities across the country. We produce timely and rigorous research designed to shape housing development practice, finance, and policy at the local, state, and national level.

The Resource Development and Strategic Planning Coordinator supports the Center's research, policy, and innovation agenda and contributes to the team's fundraising priorities by focusing on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and funders. The position reports to the Managing Director. Responsibilities include strategic planning support, developing materials for the Center's funding proposals, organizing related programs and projects; and tracking the performance of the program on a regular schedule.


35% Resource and Strategic Planning:
  • Support Managing Director (and consultant as needed) to develop a 3-year strategic plan that includes resource requirements for all activities in the plan.
  • Participate in short- and long-range strategic planning, coordinating fundraising processes and tracking for the team
  • In consultation with Managing Director and leadership, create a detailed implementation plan for resource development and manage/execute its components.

30% Project Management:
  • Assist in the development and submission of high-level proposals (including grants and consulting contracts), presentations, site visits, board meetings, and other special events to meet key fundraising objectives.
  • Coordinate with Administrative Officer to draft budgets for proposals.
  • Develop and design materials in collaboration with communications and research team, including proposals, agendas, briefings, background information, slide deck presentations, and tailored correspondence for major donors and prospects.
  • Timely development, review and submission of all grant reports.

15% Research & Data Analysis:
  • Provide weekly reports on fundraising goals (tracking gifts to solicit and close, year-to-date totals, etc.).
  • Track incoming revenue from all sources (gifts, grants, contracts, etc.)
  • Ensure that recorded donor data and designations are accurate and complete.
  • Conduct or obtain research on individuals and companies to identify/qualify new donors or support proposal development.
  • Research and analyze metrics to illustrate fundraising-program trends, impact of activities, and results.

10% Donor Relations:
  • Respond to inquiries from donors, event attendees, and the public.
  • Draft donor correspondence, assist with gift acknowledgements, and stewardship.
  • Coordinate Managing Director and leadership in interactions with Advisory Board.

10% Event Planning & Execution:
  • In collaboration with Communications Coordinator and other colleagues, assist with special events (including luncheons, dinners, small receptions, and high-level board meetings), sometimes as the lead event planner.
  • Play a central role in supporting complex major events, (including programs and receptions for major donors, large conferences, public lectures, etc.).
  • Attend major events, both to assist in their execution and to meet and cultivate donors who attend.

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in fundraising and donor development.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
  • Demonstrated relationship management abilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Ability to work with Fund Development/Client Management software.
  • Thorough knowledge of computer and database systems, to facilitate research, extract meaningful data for program analysis, and prepare documents and presentation materials.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
  • Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of University systems
  • Experience working with non-profit of similar size and scale
  • Eagerness to be part of growing team in sometimes fast-paced/demanding environment

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

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:
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