Job Requisition Number: 23930. The School of Information is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. Our multi-disciplinary faculty conduct research in the development of user-friendly interfaces, new approaches to security and privacy, and exploration of the role of technology in developing regions.
We currently offer two professional master’s degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Our Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes project-based learning. Our Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program is an online degree designed for working professionals with career goals in the emerging field of data science. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.
The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), based at the School of Information, was established with a $15M grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to Berkeley to support the building of a new field of cybersecurity research that is multi-disciplinary and global in scope, and that contributes to shaping long term policy in the field. The CLTC defines cybersecurity more expansively to include security, privacy, and data protection in a world where computational capabilities (e.g. sensors) are increasingly ubiquitous—embedded in home appliances, industrial equipment, and our physical infrastructure—and where all citizens, as well as the military, must be conscious of and contribute to addressing the challenge. This requires an explicitly long-term time frame and a global perspective, rather than a short term, domestic one. The process of building this new field will be a complex process that involves a combination of research activities, curricular development, training of new scholars, and extensive and focused communication with the media and with external constituencies, including policy-makers and industry representatives as well as university researchers.
The UC Berkeley School of Information seeks a self-motivated professional to assist with the design of a major gifts program for the School of Information and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. The Associate Director of Major Gifts will be charged with helping design and implement a comprehensive campaign that will address immediate fundraising needs as well as future goals.
The position involves designing, developing, delivering, and administering a major gift fundraising program. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts prospects with the capacity for a major gift of $25k to $1M and above. Working closely with the Assistant Dean of External Affairs, the Executive Director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and the Associate Director of External Relations, the Associate Director of Major Gifts will research and qualify and oversee a portfolio of approximately 75-100 prospects. This will involve identifying, cultivating, and structuring a major gifts plan and implementing strategies for I School and CLTC specific funding opportunities.
As appropriate, the successful candidate will staff the Dean or Executive Director on principal gifts visits; direct the tracking and implementation of follow-up; and assist in the management of the philanthropic activities of the advisory board.
The successful candidate will have a history of building strong relationships with donors, and possess strong and creative prospect research skills to discover and engage new donors. The candidate should have demonstrated success in turning relationships into significant gifts, and a track record of working closely with campus colleagues, and organization leaders.
40% Results have a major impact on the overall goals of the program. Ultimately manage a portfolio of –75+ major prospects or corporate/foundation relations prospects, with the capacity to give at least $25,000. Make at least 10 substantive contacts per month (e.g., significant moves that advance a relationship). Identify, cultivate, solicit, qualify and/or steward major gift prospects and donors. Ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
20% Plans, schedules and implements mid to large range fundraising campaigns. This may include major gifts, pipe-line gifts, research and stewardship. May serve as a thought partner to other embers of the External Relations team.
15% Collaborate with colleagues and centers within the I School and in other campus units to advance coordinated strategies for donors and prospects who are interested in multiple campus activities.
10% Write proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and/or foundation prospects. Evaluate programs using financial feasibility studies and market research, including planning and evaluating annual solicitation programs and making recommendations for improvements.
10% May attend functions, meetings, and serve on internal/external committees as a representative of the campus.
5% Assist in staffing the Advisory board.•Ability to thrive in a complex and dynamic environment, managing conflicting priorities and coordinating multiple tasks.
•3-5 years experience in modern fundraising, including knowledge of moves management, metrics, and strategic planning principles.
•Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
•Demonstrated competence and success in meeting predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts and meeting fundraising and other goals.
•Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including decision making and problem solving.
•Exceptional degree of self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully.
•The ability to understand and talk about the teaching, learning and research being conducted at the School of Information.
•Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
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