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Development Analyst (7547U), University Development and Alumni Relations - 40983
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 15, 2022
Title Development Analyst (7547U), University Development and Alumni Relations - 40983
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 Analyst (7547U), University Development and Alumni Relations - 40983

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.

Departmental Overview

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) helps build Berkeley's excellence through communications, public outreach, and fundraising, all to raise public awareness about Berkeley and increase private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus's philanthropic advancement strategies and strengthens campus unit development in partnership with campus fundraisers. It handles a range of central activities and services encompassing prospect development, communications, donor stewardship, gift management, data management, and more.

Principal Gifts and Strategic Initiatives

Within UDAR, the Principal Gifts and Strategic Initiatives (PGSI) team works with members of the campus community to build and advance life- long relationships between principal gift donors and Berkeley. We assist Berkeley's Chancellor and other campus leaders in engaging these individuals as partners, according to their interests and expertise, with the university's mission and priorities. By doing so, we help the world's leading philanthropists achieve their dreams through partnerships with the university, and we help advance Berkeley's highest goals and aspirations.

In February 2020, Berkeley announced the Light the Way Campaign with a $6 billion goal. In 2022, we have surpassed the $5.8B mark toward that goal. As we look to the future, it is now more important than ever to build relationships with alumni and friends who have the dedication and capacity to make a transformational difference at Berkeley. This position will be part of a high-performing team of fundraisers and development professionals who play a vital role in the success of the campaign and future transformational philanthropic partnership with the campus.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 26, 2022.


Prospect advancement partnership with a focus on strategic communication

  • Serve as partner to PGSI Assistant Vice Chancellor, Executive Directors, and development officers, as well as to campus development officers and leaders, in planning and execution of strategies for cultivation, proposal development, solicitation, and stewardship of principal-gift prospects.
  • In doing so, partner to help achieve fundraising goals for campus priorities and complex multidisciplinary initiatives.
  • Draft, edit, and deliver a range of high-quality, custom materials important to advancing relationships with high-level prospects/donors. These may include proposals, briefings for prospect meetings, talking points, stewardship reports and materials, presentations, and correspondence on behalf of Berkeley's Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for UDAR, and other campus leaders.
  • Ensure accuracy of all written pieces.
  • Analyze and synthesize knowledge on donors and campus priorities/initiatives, attending closely to donors' interests and perspectives.
  • Conduct informal prospect research; summarize and prepare background information, including summary analysis of donor giving histories, with attentiveness to how donors view the story of their own philanthropy.
  • Help maintain accurate and complete records in the donor database (CADS) and in digital files.
  • May interact with prospects/donors in person, virtually, and/or through written communication, as needed.

Project management, prospect visits, and custom prospect touches

  • Plan, choreograph, and help execute prospect/donor visits and small events that advance PGSI strategies for prospects and initiatives and involve senior development staff, faculty and academic leaders.
  • Plan this programming in consultation with PGSI Assistant Vice Chancellor, Executive Directors, and development officers, as well as campus partners; participate/interact with prospects in the PGSI portfolio; produce written materials and manage preparation, logistics, and follow-up.
  • Engage collaboration of colleagues throughout UDAR and on the campus, including UDAR's External Relations & Marketing and Communications team and Donor & Gift Services team, to produce custom communications including proposals, written stewardship materials, and highly individualized stewardship pieces and touches, often managing these projects from inception to timely completion.
  • May serve as point person/partner for projects deemed strategic for advancing PGSI development goals and prospect strategies: for example, creating and maintaining profiles for the campus's and chancellor's top prospects.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to think strategically about donor engagement at the highest level.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Strong ability, flexibility, and inclination to act as a member of a high-performing, highly collaborative team of development professionals with diverse skill sets and functions.
  • Strong oral and interpersonal communications skills, including political acumen and active listening, to build and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels within UDAR and across the campus.
  • Strong commitment and ability to contribute to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace and team culture.
  • Strong writing and research skills, including ability to make complex information clear and accessible for multiple audiences and shape it for specific purposes; logical and readable organization; proficiency with grammar, syntax, style and punctuation.
  • Proficiency/interest in event planning and execution (for donor visits and small gatherings).
  • Excellent professional integrity, tact, discretion, and sound judgment, including in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to work efficiently, set priorities among multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve goals.
  • Knowledge of fundraising and donor relations concepts, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge of/experience with conducting research and analysis through databases/online information systems.
  • Proficiency with Google suite and MS Office suite.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency/interest in conceptualizing and delivering highly customized stewardship items and touchpoints for high-level donors.
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn the UC Berkeley campus or experience in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment.

Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This is a hybrid-friendly position, eligible for 60% remote capability.

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

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