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Major Gifts Officer (7547U), BAMPFA - 2223 - 2223
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 23, 2019
Title Major Gifts Officer (7547U), BAMPFA - 2223 - 2223
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement
    Alumni Relations

Major Gifts Officer (7547U), BAMPFA - 2223 - 2223

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 4, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.

Departmental Overview

The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future.

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The Senior Major Gifts Officer reports directly to the Director of Development. Exercising a high degree of autonomy, the Senior Major Gifts Officer is primarily responsible for achieving annual income goals from individual funders for the Annual Fund and for restricted program support.

  • Manages a portfolio of prospective and current individual donors for whom the target gift is $20,000 and above. Tracks and manages information/strategies pertaining to gift portfolios in the database, including accurate and timely recording and documentation of conversations, contacts, and next steps with donors.
  • Develops, implements, and recommends short-term and multi-year fundraising plans for major gift donors. Oversees prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, to maximize funding for exhibitions, film programs, special projects, education department activities, and general operating support.
  • Works with senior staff, education, and curatorial team to assess lapsed, current, and potential prospects. Works especially closely with UDAR staff, Major Gifts Officer, Membership team, and Director of Special Events to be closely involved in annual gala to ensure maximum sustained engagement from event table and ticket buyers.
  • Cultivates and stewards donors via personal meetings and donor events. Makes a minimum of 8 contacts monthly with prospects to request funding to support exhibitions, special programs, education department activities, and general operations.
  • Raises $750,000-900,000 annually through direct contact with prospects and in coordination with other staff, including the Director of Development, the Director and Chief Curator, Director of Education, BAMPFA curators, and program staff.
  • Reviews, drafts, and edits varied fundraising materials (solicitation letters, acknowledgements, and other stewardship correspondence).
  • Tracks and manages restricted gift solicitations made by Director and Chief Curator, and other curators as needed.
  • Coordinates activities with other members of the Development team, ensuring maximum opportunity for upgrading donors from lower-levels and membership.
  • Works with the Director of Development and Business Services Director on six-month and twelve-month budget projections for individual prospects.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of fundraising and overall donor cultivation and stewardship principles, procedures and techniques.
  • 2-4 years of experience working in Development, including special events, major gifts and/or individual giving.
  • Working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, and infrastructure or the ability to learn.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, board members, volunteers, and campus development colleagues.
  • Experience in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of gifts at the $1,000 to $20,000 level.
  • Good organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule. Weekend and evening work will be required.
  • Must have a passion for art and film.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Filemaker.

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

Salary & Benefits

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.

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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