Associate Director, Development and External Relations (7547U) - 52491 CDSS
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4129782
Associate Director, Development and External Relations (7547U) - 52491 CDSS
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The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is a dynamic, innovative new structure at UC Berkeley that represents a once-in-a-generation transformation as it is on a path to become the first new College at UC Berkeley in more than 50 years. The Division brings together faculty, researchers, staff and students from computing, statistics, the humanities, and social and natural sciences, mirroring the cross-cutting nature of data science and redefining the research university for the digital age.
Core to the Division is a commitment to examining how the digital revolution affects equity and opportunity-and building the capacity to respond to these challenges.
Formally established in July 2019, CDSS was created to meet the opportunities and demands of a world where data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence inform practice and policy in virtually every arena.
The Division connects the Data Science Undergraduate Studies program, School of Information, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Department of Statistics, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Berkeley DLab, Computational Precision Heath, and the Center for Computational Biology.
The Division is responsible for growing Berkeley's broad-based undergraduate programs in data science, computing, statistics and other interdisciplinary programs, including classes and programs serving thousands of undergraduate students a year.
CDSS is going through the process to become UC Berkeley's next college, which has not happened since the early 1960s. Once the College of CDSS is established, it will hold three of the top five majors on campus.
The Associate Director, Development and External Relations will create, manage, plan and administer key endeavors and operations of the external relations team for UC Berkeley's Division of Computing, Data Science and Society (CDSS) and will lead/facilitate donor identification, cultivation, engagement and fundraising strategies and programs. This position will team up with key senior leaders of CDSS and UDAR and will perform short- and long-term strategic planning for the organization.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 8, 2023 - Open Until Filled
60% Prospect Analysis and Advancement Support
Reporting to the Senior Assistant Dean for CDSS and collaborating with CDSS colleagues and key partners in UDAR, work on prospect/donor strategies for identification, qualification, cultivation, as well as proposal development, solicitation, and stewardship; serves as strategic development thought partner with members of the CDSS External Relations team and relevant UDAR partners. Interacts with volunteers, donors, and prospects in the CDSS portfolio and plays a key role in achieving the team's fundraising goals of $50M+ annually for the university.
Prospect/Donor visit planning, execution, participation, and follow-up: partners in planning and executing prospect visits and small events with campus leadership; participates/interacts with prospects; manages logistics and follow-up. Prepares briefing materials, agendas, other visit materials. Staffs and helps plan internal strategy meetings for developing proposal content.
Strategic communications: Researches, drafts, and edits a range of materials to advance relationships with high-level donors and prospects. Includes use of design examples and templates. Materials may include briefings, budgets, presentations, proposals, stewardship and correspondence on behalf of CDSS and UC Berkeley leaders as well as other campus leaders for solicitations of $500K to $5M+. Collaborates with the Stewardship and Operations colleagues for storing and maintaining team materials and resources.
Serves as a strategic thought-partner in advancing the fundraising plans for CDSS priorities, by working collaboratively with CDSS leaders, colleagues, and as/when needed, fundraiser leads and analysts in UDAR on specific projects.
15% Portfolio Qualification and Solicitation, Planning and Strategic Support
Lead and conduct constituency-based analysis.
Capture and code findings, compile data, generate lists, analyze results, visualize findings and produce reports.
Personally responsible for carrying a portfolio rated at $100K+ (25-45 prospects) to qualify for $25K+ gifts to CDSS program areas, and actively interacting with donors and soliciting gifts with the goal of securing $250K to $500K in gifts per year.
Track regarding strategies, current engagements, trends, and pipeline maintenance. Assists in detailed planning of fund development, annual solicitation programs, and major/principal gift strategies.
Develops engagement strategies within existing policy guidelines.
Includes but is not limited to:
Providing leadership, guidance, and counsel to faculty who are new to the engagement and fundraising process.
Working to launch/implement and track special funding initiatives as they may arise, for strategic short-term and long-term funding needs in CDSS (i.e., scholarships for broadening student participation and access; funding for special student leadership programs, faculty initiatives in teaching and research, etc.).
10% Donor Cycle from Prospecting to Stewardship and Prospect Advancement Technical, Team Support & Reporting
Identifies, engages, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards donors, especially through annual fundraising efforts including giving programs such as a 'Dean's Fund.' Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
Engages, cultivates, and secures unrestricted and restricted gifts. Works closely with the Division's academic departments and research programs to build and maintain relationships/partnerships.
Serves as liaison and provides support to Division-led strategic partnerships with key corporate, foundation and individual prospects to help maximize the benefit of these targeted fundraising efforts.
Works with assigned corporate, foundation, and individual prospects/donors, in addition to identifying new ones.
Helps keep up-to-date 'account plans' for key prospects.
Interacts with CADS and independently collaborates with UDAR colleagues and offices across the campus, as needed, to procure and appropriately represent information on gift transactions, including fund balances, pledge payments, and gift histories.
Monitors expected gifts list and helps identify incoming major gifts in partnership with Gift Services and CDSS & UDAR partners and also maintains database/tracking mechanism for team fundraising proposals.
Independently creates contact reports in CADS as needed/requested, including for the ED and campus leaders, using a high level judgment to analyze/synthesize raw information and craft as appropriate.
10% Event/Communications Planning and Administrative Support
Key contributor in the design, planning and implementation of special high-end donor events and communications.
Develops and executes custom campus visits and communications for donors/volunteers, including identifying key faculty to feature as well as research projects and student programs to highlight.
Key contributor in the staffing of the associate provost / dean, associate and assistant deans, Berkeley faculty, and other senior staff by providing strategic briefing memoranda and clearly articulated goals and plans to ensure the best outcomes for CDSS and Berkeley leaders, as well as key donors/volunteers.
Assists the CDSS Senior Assistant Dean of External Relations with facilitating team discussions, project management, and calendaring.
Assists in the design and drafting of organizational website content; drafts newsletters and correspondence to organizational constituents.
5% Professional Development and Growth
Engage in opportunities for training, workshops, seminars, pertinent to the position.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor engagement, donor relations, communications, and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
Demonstrated working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels, and with outside constituencies.
Must be comfortable working with philanthropists, senior corporate executives and prominent foundation leaders and must have a successful record of implementing fundraising programs and securing gifts, preferably in a university setting.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
Thorough project management skills and abilities with managing and curating data as well as analyzing and preparing compelling cases for support.
Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Knowledge of/experience with conducting research and analysis through databases/online information systems. Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other relevant software.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to think strategically about donor engagement at the highest level.
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 $82,400 to $103,500, not to exceed $151,400 (grade 23). This is a 100% FTE career position eligible for full benefits.
This position is designated hybrid, with an expectation of 2-3 days per week of on campus work.
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.
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