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Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement Officer (7547U), College of Natural Resources, Office of the Dean - 45534
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 16, 2022
Title Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement Officer (7547U), College of Natural Resources, Office of the Dean - 45534
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Alumni Relations
    Institutional Advancement

Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement Officer (7547U), College of Natural Resources, Office of the Dean - 45534

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Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's Rausser College of Natural Resources is the oldest land-grant college in California and is home to top-ranked programs across the biological, ecological, economic, nutritional, and social sciences. Our 120 faculty, 2,500 undergraduates, and 400 graduate students advance our collective understanding of climate change; biodiversity loss; economic and social inequality; food and water security; nutrition and disease; energy technology and policy; and sustainable land management for the health of all people and the planet through world-class teaching, innovative and multidisciplinary research, and public outreach.

Rausser College is composed of five academic units (Agricultural and Resource Economics; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology; Plant and Microbial Biology; and Energy and Resources), and several research centers and facilities. A multi-unit Dean's Office provides administrative, student services, development, and IT support. The College is also known for its intellectual diversity, excellence in both foundational and translational research, commitment to scholarship that addresses justice and inequality and a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni committed to finding solutions to the most-challenging environmental and health issues facing the planet.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 29, 2022


  • Develop and manage a portfolio of at least 200 prospects/donors to cultivate, solicit and steward annual giving.
  • Focus on expanding the pipeline through personal outreach, entrepreneurial research, ambitious prospect qualification, and creative cultivation.
  • Establish ongoing relationships with individual alumni and non-alumni donors through personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts.
  • Identify and evaluate potential donors; design and implement prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Complete 10 or more substantive contacts per month with an emphasis on quality personal visits.
  • In collaboration with the team, design, plan, and execute special in-person and virtual events to help advance donor and alumni relations and fundraising goals.
  • Participate in the University's robust professional development program to stay abreast of best practices and gain new skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with fundraising in higher education or nonprofit environments
  • Thoroughly skilled in soliciting annual or unrestricted gifts.
  • Comfort with calling alumni non-donors to engage them.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to develop, initiate and execute new ideas and strategies in support of philanthropic and alumni/donor engagement goals.
  • Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Including but not limited to active listening skills, tact, and political acumen to effectively represent Rausser College and the University.
  • Thorough research, analytical, and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and the skill to correctly identify real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions.
  • Thoroughly skilled in annual fund programming and moves management as well as creating and developing programmatic content for events and outreach activities
  • Commitment to an excellent donor/alumni engagement experience/customer service skills.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and ability to apply and integrate core concepts of DEIB into everyday practice.
  • Travel and occasional work on nights and weekends required.


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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of or ability to quickly learn UC Berkeley and the Rausser College of Natural Resources, and its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, and infrastructure and/or the ability to quickly develop an understanding.
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms and a willingness to be innovative in ways of approaching alumni, especially recent graduates.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $82,400.00 - $105,000.00.
  • This is a flexible, hybrid work environment with one day designated as an in-office team day.
  • 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 in the Resume section of your application.

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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