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Associate Director, Leadership Annual Giving - Intercollegiate Athletics (7547U) 59339
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2023
Title Associate Director, Leadership Annual Giving - Intercollegiate Athletics (7547U) 59339
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Athletics and Recreation Services

Associate Director, Leadership Annual Giving - Intercollegiate Athletics (7547U) 59339

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.

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Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking an Associate Director, Leadership Annual Giving.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 3, 2023


The Cal Athletics Fund is the fundraising and alumni relations arm of UC Berkeley's Intercollegiate Athletics Department, Cal Athletics. This position is responsible for helping to meet the fundraising objectives of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and ensuring that predetermined fundraising goals with regard to annual gifts are met.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletics Director this position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual gift-level prospective donors as well as the implementation of moderate-sized comprehensive fundraising and alumni relations programs.

  • Identify and manage a portfolio of at least 125 annual fund prospects which includes individuals with specific affiliation and/or giving interest to Cal Athletics.
  • Cultivate, solicit and steward annual gift prospects and donors.
  • Complete 13 substantive contacts per month with an emphasis on quality personal visits.
  • Identify and evaluate potential donors; design and implement prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Ensure predetermined fundraising goals are met, by providing strategy, analyzing progress throughout the year, and working with stakeholders to increase outreach. Raise at least $1M annually.
  • Act as a liaison to specific sports to provide alumni relations and fundraising services to designated friends groups and constituents.
  • Design, organize, and implement targeted and cost effective special alumni events and board meetings to advance alumni relations and fundraising engagement opportunities.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the University of California, Berkeley and Intercollegiate Athletics, its traditions, programs, campus issues, needs, and priorities to the development process. Persuasively discuss athletic programs, needs and priorities with prospective donors and volunteers.
  • Facilitate communication between administrators, coaches, donors, prospects and volunteers, as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Previous frontline fundraising and/or sales experience.
  • Skill to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented environment and collaborate on projects and assignments.
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects and quickly discern complex and competing interests.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work across multiple databases and CRM systems.
  • Ability to travel and attend weekend and evening events.
  • Skill to maintain confidentiality.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent training/experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of the unique nature of athletics fundraising.
  • Working knowledge of the institution, its mission, vision, goals, achievements, policies, and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable NCAA and Pac-12 Conference rules and regulations.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

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 range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $85,800 - $92,800.

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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