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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 27, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.
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 Assistant Director, Donor Engagement who will work within the department's Development unit.
The Cal Athletics Fund is the fundraising and alumni relations arm of UC Berkeley's Intercollegiate Athletics Department. The Assistant Director, Donor Engagement is a key member of the development operations team within the Cal Athletics Fund and helps to manage and execute the unit's stewardship, communication and marketing projects. This position assists with external communications including digital marketing and fundraising strategies, reporting, and seasonal outreach and solicitations ensuring that Cal Athletics advancement messaging is strategically timed and consistently aligned with the mission of the Department. The Assistant Director assists with the development and implementation of programs, events, and/or communication strategies designed to thank donors and inform external constituencies of institutional programs and activities. This position also supports the efforts of their development operations colleagues.
Manages complex donor acknowledgement program-writes and sends acknowledgements to all donors and coordinates higher-level acknowledgement communications from department leadership.
Develops strategy and oversees the implementation and execution of the honorific scholarship program. Consistently evaluates and develops new ways to engage and steward donors.
Helps to maintain the Cal Athletics Fund web presence for fundraising, reporting, as well as alumni and donor engagement. Leads digital fundraising and marketing efforts and coordinates with campus entities for university-wide efforts including, but not limited to Big Give and Giving Tuesday.
Oversees capital recognition program, maintaining records and coordinating installations.
Assists with planning and executing Cal alumni and donor engagement and fundraising events, specifically football and basketball hospitality programming.
Assists in the strategy and execution of the Development office's external communications program and helps ensure information on all platforms (web, email, direct mail, social, etc.) is consistent with the mission, representative of the Cal Athletics brand.
Learns to use departmental database, prepare reports and perform analysis on email performance, event attendance and impact, and engagement metrics.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Experience in a development office or non-profit setting.
Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Proven oral skills.
Highly developed interpersonal communication skills.
Skills and experience in project management.
Strong analytical skills, service orientation, attention to detail, time management, ability to multitask in a high-volume environment, organizational skills; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies.
Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office, with advanced skillset in Excel
Experience working with databases
Previous experience in a college athletics development office.
Experience with alumni and/or donor engagement, stewardship and communications processes.
Experience with InDesign software and common desktop/web applications.
Knowledge of trends and strategies around digital marketing and fundraising, as well as social media engagement.
Previous experience with Paciolan, Salesforce Marketing Cloud or similar.
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 visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, career position.
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
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