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Senior Prospect Analyst (7547U) - 5640
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2020
Title Senior Prospect Analyst (7547U) - 5640
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement
    Alumni Relations

Senior Prospect Analyst (7547U) - 5640

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: February 21, 2020

Departmental Overview

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) strengthens Berkeley's excellence through engagement with alumni, parents, undergraduate and graduate students, and friends of the University, raising public awareness about Berkeley and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus' philanthropic advancement strategies and works to strengthen unit development in partnership with campus fundraisers. The Division handles a range of central activities and services encompassing communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, and more.

Prospect Development manages information about UC Berkeley's donors and prospective donors with the goal of building lasting philanthropic relationships that benefit both the donor and the University. In partnership with development officers, Prospect Development provides information, knowledge, coordination, and tools that support the campus in achieving its fundraising goals. The unit identifies prospective donors, matches their interests to campus programs, and ensures that prioritized prospective donors are included in development officers' portfolios. Prospect Development's research informs prospect strategy, and its ongoing work helps development officers move prospective donors through stages of the fundraising cycle while recording the activities that foster the relationship.

  • Using campus donor database, manages, records and reports on wide range of demographic, financial, activity and descriptive information.
  • Conducts financial or biographical research on alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to identify, qualify, and prioritize prospective donors; independently researches, selects sources for research and ensures accuracy of written pieces
  • Segments, analyzes and ranks prospect pools to answer specific business questions and improve fundraising effectiveness. Uses internal and external data sources.
  • Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes information and data; recommends approaches, trends, sources and uses.
  • Reviews new software and services and keeps abreast of best practices.
  • Conducts financial or biographical research on alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to identify, qualify, and prioritize prospective donors; independently researches, selects sources for research and ensures accuracy of written pieces.
  • Analyzes data and researches prospect information to create appropriate prospective donor portfolios.
  • Manages prospect progress through solicitation cycle.
  • Implements business processes; ensures prospect portfolios contact mix of prospects at appropriate stages with up-to-date information; partners with unit fundraisers to review prospect portfolios on regular basis and develop on-going portfolio maintenance solutions.
  • Develops and maintains in-depth and routine information, providing comprehensive analysis of donor trends and interests, and giving capacity and affinity.Serves as expert subject coder.
  • Provides range of information services to fundraising clients using information resources in a wide range of formats and disciplines; develops educational activities and assessments of client learning.
  • Assists and participates in short and long-range strategic planning of fundraising and alumni relations programs and results
  • Provides analysis of results or activities, including analysis of donor trends and interests and giving capacity and affinity, and makes recommendations to upper management for program changes or development of new programs as required.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to solve complex business or systems issues.
  • Ensures that predetermined goals are met.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising and donor relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure, or the ability to learn.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
  • Thorough knowledge of key information resources, including news, financial, corporate and government sources.
  • Thorough knowledge of relational databases.
  • Good interviewing and listening skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of moves management methodology and best practices.
  • Thorough written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationship at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies, and to work with both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
  • Thorough project management skills.
  • Good skills associated with analysis of processes and problems, information flow and architecture.
  • Requires ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs.
  • Requires skills in programming and analysis tools such as MapPoint, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Skills to maintain confidentiality.
  • Skills to meet or exceed prospect research goals and objectives.
  • Excellent client service orientation and follow-through.

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

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

Important Message:

UC Berkeley's Applicant Tracking System is down to all users on the following dates, which will restrict access for applicants:

February 14, 2020 at 5:00pm until Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:00am

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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