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Senior Development Analyst (7398U) - 21016
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2021
Title Senior Development Analyst (7398U) - 21016
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement

Senior Development Analyst (7398U) - 21016

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

UC Berkeley's Division of Biological Sciences generates profound shifts in our understanding of the function and behavior of living organisms. New insights many discovered in our laboratories fuel the widely accepted belief that the life sciences form the defining research enterprise of the 21st century. With about 112 full-time faculty in two departments, our undergraduates and graduate students learn from and work with some of the world's leading scientific minds, deciphering the interplay of living systems from the intracellular to the ecosystemic to the planetary.

With a full-time faculty of about 160, the Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences seeks to expand our physical and mathematical understanding of the universe, from its microscopic substructure to its largest structures, from our own Earth to the edge of the universe and the beginning of time. Discovery and understanding advance by the interplay between theory and experiment or observation, while mathematics and statistics provide the underpinning for this work. Undergraduate majors include Applied Mathematics, Astrophysics, Earth and Planetary Science, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, and Physics.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 5, 2021


Strategic Communication
  • Draft and edit a range of high-quality, custom materials important to advancing relationships with high-level donors and prospects. This requires the ability to sift through copious amounts of information in order to craft a proposal that speaks to the donor's interests while also being succinct and compelling. Materials may include proposals, briefings for donor meetings, talking points, unique stewardship reports and materials, presentations with data and graphics, other external facing content on the divisional web site, and correspondence on behalf of Berkeley's Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for UDAR, the dean, the assistant deans, and other campus leaders. Ensure accuracy of all written pieces.
  • Analyze and synthesize knowledge on donors and campus priorities, attending closely to donors' interests. Conduct informal prospect research; summarize and prepare background information, including accurate summary analysis of donor giving histories, with attentiveness to how donors view the story of their own philanthropy.
  • Support strategic and written preparation and follow-up for high-level prospect/donor meetings with senior development staff, faculty and academic leaders.
  • May interact with donors in person, by phone, and/or through written communication, as needed.

Project Management
  • Engage partnership of colleagues throughout Development and on the campus, including UDAR's External Relations & Marketing and Communications team and Donor & Gift Services team, to produce custom communications including proposals and stewardship materials, managing these projects from inception to timely completion.
  • Help plan, choreograph, and execute donor visits and small events with companion collateral that advance strategic priorities. Plan programming in consultation with fundraisers and team leadership; manage logistics and follow-up.

Prospect Analysis and Advancement Support
  • Serve as lead and conduct constituency-based analysis, capture, coding and reporting in partnership with Prospect Development; compile raw data, analyze results, visualize key findings by creating charts and infographics; develop list criteria, prepare and curate constituency lists for programs, centers, newsletters, events, etc.
  • Track on and be knowledgeable about strategies, current engagements and next steps for constituency strategies and pipelines, including using the campus donor database. Conduct analysis in partnership with Prospect Development on trends, pipeline maintenance and various fundraising reports that help the Assistant Deans, gift officers and divisional leadership understand where they need to focus their time.

Alumni Relations
  • Help to liaise and shape services (at the point of crossover) for development and departmental alumni relations activities; examples may include career-focused mentorship and internship opportunities for students, industrial affiliate programs, donor-scientist field trips and other curated experiences.

Required Qualifications

This position will be best suited for an individual who has 3-5 years of development experience, preferably in individual giving, and/or academic/university experience, and who is looking to become more integrated with the strategic elements of major and principal gifts. Particular skills and qualities include:
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to think strategically about donor engagement at the highest level.
  • Excellent 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.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills; exceptional attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Knowledge of/experience with conducting research and analysis through databases/online information systems. Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other relevant software.
  • Excellent 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.
  • Ability and flexibility to act as a member of a high-performing team of development professionals with diverse skill sets and functions.
  • Knowledge of fundraising and donor relations concepts, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge of the UC Berkeley campus or experience in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Strong professional integrity, intellectual curiosity, and an exemplary ability to collaborate within and across teams.
  • Ability to work efficiently, set priorities among multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve goals.
  • Tact, discretion, and sound judgement, including in handling confidential information.
  • Bachelor's degree 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.

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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