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Director, Annual Fund (0462U) 27506
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 9, 2019
Title Director, Annual Fund (0462U) 27506
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Institutional Advancement

Director, Annual Fund (0462U) 27506

About Berkeley
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

Departmental Overview
UC Berkeley's School of Optometry is internationally recognized for its excellence in patient care as well as its leadership in vision research. The School offers several clinics that provide comprehensive eye care to members of the Berkeley campus and the local community. More than 80,000 patients visit each year. Learn more at

Annual and Unrestricted Funds Fundraising Management:
  • Designs and delivers unrestricted fundraising goals, priorities, plans and programs.
  • Plans, schedules, and implements volume fundraising projects and activities, including specific fundraising programs such as crowdfunding initiatives and The Big Give.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for all corporate and foundation prospects and partners.
  • Tracks and measures AF performance metrics and ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
  • Provides analysis and information of complex results or activities, and makes recommendations to Dean's office for program changes or additions.
  • Leads and staffs the Dean's Leadership Society, creating opportunities for engagement and impact (moved that bullet up)
  • Determines pipeline expectations, moves and management.
  • Develops and deliver's leadership proposals and programs.
  • Participates in short and long-range strategic planning and prepares the Annual Fund annual budget.
  • Assists in detailed planning of fund development and annual solicitation programs and uses the CADS database to support these strategies and plans.
  • Directs members of the DAR team to facilitate AF giving campaigns.
  • Leads and staffs the Dean's Leadership Society, creating opportunities for engagement and impact
  • Serves as the primary liaison to UDAR's DRM program; working on direct mail, call center campaigns and written appeals
  • Ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met and raise at least $1M annually.

Required Qualifications
  • 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 applicable laws, rules, regulations, institutional policies, et cetera.
  • 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 presentations of campus goals/objectives and securing gifts.
  • 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 fundraising goals and objectives.

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Five or more years of experience in fundraising programs and management.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of the campus including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.

Salary & Benefits
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:
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