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Development Associate (7546U), Lawrence Hall of Science - 52520
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 28, 2023
Title Development Associate (7546U), Lawrence Hall of Science - 52520
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Institutional Advancement

Development Associate (7546U), Lawrence Hall of Science - 52520

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.

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Departmental Overview

The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's public science center. Our mission is to inspire and engage through science discovery and learning in ways that advance equity and opportunity. We do this by working with audiences that include learners, who experience our programs and products; educators, who work both in and out of school settings; and partners, who conduct research, build capacity for learning, and transform education systems. Designing for groups that have been marginalized and minoritized is key to our work. Research underlies everything we do, and we design all of our programs and products to have high impact beyond the walls of The Lawrence.

Since we were founded in 1968, The Lawrence has been at the forefront of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. The Lawrence is unique among science centers as it is a Learning Lab. We design, develop and study a wide array of science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning programs and products for youth, families and adults from diverse backgrounds in our specialized facilities and through our community partnerships. Our spaces and partnerships offer unique opportunities for public engagement and learning, curriculum and instructional materials design, professional learning, and research on learning, instruction, and pathways towards STEM careers. We disseminate and scale-up our effective and innovative learning programs and materials in ways that broaden participation in STEM and have local, national, and global impact. For more information, visit our website

The Lawrence Hall of Science is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive organizational environment that fosters the success of the full range of our employees. We welcome candidates who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, work effectively on diverse teams, and serve the diverse communities with whom we currently work and want to attract. We are committed to hiring and retaining racially and gender diverse, culturally competent leaders at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our community and continually deepen their skills and competencies.

Position Overview

The Development Associate contributes to The Lawrence's fundraising priorities by implementing established fundraising activities, including regular donor stewardship and communication, maintaining donor records, assisting in developing materials for fundraising and stewarding, tracking acknowledgements, and organizing related programs and events. The position reports to the Director of Development.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 05/09/2023.


Development Operations - 35%

  • Under supervision of the Director of Development, plan, schedule, implement, and keep on track fundraising campaigns, projects, programs, and events in support of The Lawrence's fundraising priorities.
  • Ensure that recorded donor data and designations are accurate and complete.
  • Attend selected meetings and assist with follow-up.
  • Identify development communications opportunities; work with Marketing and Communications team to highlight the impact of donations and build donor engagement with The Lawrence.

Donor Relations - 20%

  • Builds a portfolio of Members, Donors, VIPS and prospects through regular communication, including events, direct visits (personal and virtual), mailings and e-communications.
  • Make timely responses to all inquiries from donors, event attendees, and the public and record significant interactions in Tessitura and University CADS database.
  • Drafts donor correspondence, assist with gift acknowledgements, and track stewardship.
  • Write and assist with production of tailored, in-house donor mailings, e-giving and annual campaigns, fundraising event invitations, and other special projects.

Event Planning & Execution - 25%

  • Assist with special events (including receptions, speaking events, family events for members, Lawrence Hall of Science Advisory Council meetings, and an annual benefit), sometimes as the lead event planner, for both donors and members of The Lawrence.
  • Attend fundraising events, both to assist in their execution and to meet and cultivate donors who attend.

Support Major Gifts Priorities & Special Projects - 10%

  • As a key member of the Development team, assist in the development of proposals, presentations, site visits, board meetings, and other special events to meet key fundraising objectives.
  • Develop and design materials in collaboration with Director of Development, including proposals, agendas, briefings, background information, slide deck presentations, and tailored correspondence for major donors and prospects.
  • Develops overall strategy and executes plan for annual Big Give (day of giving) program.

Research & Data Analysis - 10%

  • Use Customer Relationship Management System (Tessitura) to inform development marketing strategies, including prospect identification and cultivation strategies to build the donor pipeline.
  • Use analytics to track success of various campaigns and initiatives, correlate prospect interests with action plans and help to build a conversion path from visitor/customer, to Member, to donor.
  • Work with the Development team to identify needs for complex data, refine and articulate those needs, and work with UDAR Prospect Management and in-house CRM team to design and deliver effective reports.
  • Provide regular reports on fundraising goals (tracking gifts to solicit and close, year-to-date totals, etc.).
  • Conduct or obtain research on individuals and companies to identify/qualify new donors or support proposal development.
  • Research and analyze metrics from a variety of sources to illustrate fundraising-program trends, impact of activities, and results.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques, including first- hand experience with direct solicitation and donor communication.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.
  • Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy.
  • Customer service ethic for working with donors and members.
  • Skills in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with Google suite and MS Office suite.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends for Member or donor events and stewardship activities.
  • Bachelors' degree and/or equivalent training or experience.
  • At least three year's professional experience working in fundraising, nonprofit museum or cultural Membership programs and/ or donor relations.
  • Experience creating and implementing successful fundraising projects, campaigns, or events.
  • The ability to travel locally in the SF Bay Area to meet with donors and prospects in person.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Hall of Science and/or the ability to learn the institution's vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Previous experience in a nonprofit of similar size and scale.
  • Strong project and time management skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with fundraising databases and CRM systems
  • Professional training in event marketing, digital fundraising, donor stewardship, Membership or a related specialization.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization or public university setting.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 12-month, 100% full-time (40 hours/week) non-exempt, hourly paid contract position, eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $32.09 - $44.59.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • This is not a visa opportunity.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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