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Assistant Director of Prospect Analytics (6794U) University Development and Alumni Relations - 40300
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 11, 2023
Title Assistant Director of Prospect Analytics (6794U) University Development and Alumni Relations - 40300
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Alumni Relations
    Institutional Advancement

Assistant Director of Prospect Analytics (6794U) University Development and Alumni Relations - 40300

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

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's philanthropic advancement strategies and works to strengthen development with campus fundraisers.

Prospect Development Overview

Prospect Development supports fundraising efforts at UC Berkeley by providing customized information and analyses that contribute to building and maintaining donor relationships and strengthening connections to the University.

Position Overview

The Assistant Director of Prospect Analytics is a technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues / problems without precedent and / or structure. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.

The Assistant Director of Prospect Analytics applies extensive knowledge data mining, descriptive, and predictive statistical modeling strategies to segment, analyze, and rank prospect pools, and to answer specific business questions that create fundraising efficiencies and improve fundraising effectiveness. Uses a comprehensive understanding of the fundraising process and how prospect development services support the business functions and needs of Cal's development programs. Evaluates new tools, technologies, and data sources, and incorporates pertinent data in database by matching to prospect records. Results have major impact on campus-wide fundraising programs, resource planning, and fundraising decisions. Attends meetings and serves on internal/external committees as a campus representative and subject-matter expert.


  • Functions as a lead and advises prospect development staff to oversee multiple analysis initiatives of high visibility and impact. Develops processes and methodologies to carry out complex analysis projects. Based on strong relationships with campus fundraising partners, as well as expert unit content knowledge, provides highly specialized analyses and reports using a variety of sources and strategies, and synthesizes large amounts of data for development planning and decision making.

  • Develops solutions to analytical problems involving the use of computer systems, information flow and architecture, creating specifications for complex prospect and donor reports to meet requirements.

  • Writes programs and reports in SQL and R, designing related databases to manipulate and transform data for statistical modeling, designing interfaces and content to aid with efficient gathering and reporting of data from/to fundraising staff.

  • Analyzes prospective donor information according to established statistical methods and presents results as reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids.

  • Recommends and implements improvements to documentation to continually enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of analytics work.

  • Ensures integrity of prospect data maintained in donor database. Develops and manages data quality measure. Serves as a resource to research teams for data quality related queries. Serves as consultant and trainer for effective use of the data and compliance with campus prospect management policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge in prospect analytics. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills to recommend innovative improvements to highly complex and impactful initiatives.

  • Advanced skills in statistical analysis, predictive, and descriptive modeling.

  • Advanced skills in R, Excel, Access, and SQL.

  • Project management skills to lead a team, prioritize personal and team tasks and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule. Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility to effectively handle change.

  • Interpersonal skills to work collaboratively, coordinate, and integrate with others throughout the organization. Maintains rapport and professional relationships with peers, peers in the industry, multidisciplinary team members, and management.

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including political acumen, to effectively communicate through all mediums and with all groups. Ability to listen actively, understand varying viewpoints and receive feedback. Skills to tactfully articulate reasoning behind own opinions and change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from others.

  • Advanced skill to meet predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation.

  • Strong client service orientation, organization, and follow-through.

  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrates problem solving skills.


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

Salary & Benefits

  • This is an exempt, monthly paid position, eligible for UC benefits.
  • This is a hybrid remote-friendly position up to 100%.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit this UCOP link.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $91,400-$111,250.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

Other Information

The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to January 24, 2023.

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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