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Resource Development Manager (7546U) - CED, Job 35315
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 5, 2022
Title Resource Development Manager (7546U) - CED, Job 35315
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
    Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement
    Grant Writer/Technical Writer

Resource Development Manager (7546U) - CED, Job 35315

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

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 Manager 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 developing materials, events, and stewardship activities to achieve the Center's funding goals, organizing related programs and projects, and tracking and continuously improving overall resource development activities.

This position will be located at the Terner Center's offices in the San Francisco East Bay but flexibility may be available to work remotely 1-2 days a week.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 5/18/2022 - Open Until Filled


40% Grant and Gift Management:
  • Manage the development and submission of high-level proposals (including grants and consulting contracts), presentations, site visits, and other special events to meet key fundraising objectives.
  • Coordinate with Administrative Manager to draft budgets for proposals.
  • Develop and design materials in collaboration with the communications and research team, including drafting proposals, agendas, briefings, background information, slide deck presentations, and tailored correspondence for major donors and prospects.
  • Ensure the timely development, review, and submission of all grant reports.

20% Resource Development Planning and Prospecting:
  • Lead short- and long-range fund development planning, coordinating fundraising processes, and tracking for the team. Oversee and implement a detailed implementation plan for resource development.
  • Engage with partners, social media, and peer organizations working on housing to ensure they're familiar with our research products and appropriately amplify our work to potential funder/donor prospects.
  • Research funding prospects and/or funder networks via publicly available resources in order to assess and pursue new sources for funding Terner Center's activities.

15% Research & Data Analysis and Reporting:
  • Provide monthly 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, companies, and foundations to identify new donors or support proposal development.
  • Research and analyze metrics to illustrate fundraising-program trends, impact of activities, and results.

15% Donor Relations:
  • Respond to inquiries from donors, event attendees, and the public.
  • Manage donor correspondence, gift acknowledgments, and ongoing stewardship, including ensuring donors are up to speed on key Terner Center and UCBerkeley activities.
  • Work with UC Berkeley and College of Environment Design donor relations teams to research prospects and manage existing relationships, ensuring alignment across different fundraising events.
  • Manage publication of Terner Center's annual report and other stewardship-related collateral.
  • Coordinate Managing Director and leadership in interactions with funders.

10% Event Planning & Execution:
  • In collaboration with the Communications Manager and other colleagues, manage two to three donor-oriented major events per year, typically as the lead event planner, and assist with special events (including luncheons, dinners, small receptions, and high-level board meetings) as needed.
  • Assist Terner Center operations team, as needed, with other events including research webinars, conferences, and policy brown bags.
  • Attend Terner Center events as needed, both to assist in their execution and to meet and cultivate donors who attend.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in fundraising and donor development.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills 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 and/or project 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 skills in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
  • Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy.
  • Interest in communications and ability to communicate effectively to various audiences (e.g., annual reports, blog posts, social media content).
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of University systems (eg, CADS/Eureka).
  • Experience working with non-profits of similar size and scale.
  • Eagerness to be part of a growing team in sometimes fast-paced/demanding environments.
  • Familiarity with housing policy, programs, finance, and/or community development.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

Salary will be up to $95,000 annually, 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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