Job Requisition Number: 24084. Berkeley Social Welfare is one of the nation's leading social work graduate programs and our campus is consistently ranked the top public university in the world. Berkeley Social Welfare contributes to a just and thriving society by producing leading practitioners and scholars who address the grand challenges before us. The School produces new knowledge and trains the next generation of social work thought leaders, who are dedicated to serving society's most vulnerable members. Known for combining rigorous scholarship with outstanding education, the School of Social Welfare offers MSW and PhD programs as well as an undergraduate major. Since 1944, the School has prepared nearly 12,000 social work professionals for leadership positions in public and nonprofit human service sectors.
The position will assist the Dean in developing new strategic initiatives in fund development, education, and scholarship. The Director of External Relations will translate the interests of various partners and stakeholders into innovative outreach, research and learning initiatives that engage Berkeley Social Welfare faculty, students, alumni and key stakeholders. This person supports the development of a range of scholarly and educational initiatives emphasizing leadership, including inter-professional knowledge building, courses, certificate programs, and a range of professional education options, including executive education.These activities will target undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, university faculty, local practitioners, and researchers in universities, government and nonprofits to address the community needs in social welfare research and practice. This person will also track the performance of the School’s education and outreach program through common metrics.
This position reports to the Dean of Social Welfare. S/he will formulate program strategies and goals, as well as plan, direct, and oversee program resources in close cooperation with Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Assistant Dean for Administration and the Associate Dean of Research.
Core Responsibilities: •Manage a portfolio of 125 major gift prospects who have the capacity to give $100,000 or more to the School •Ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met and raise at least $1 million per year once established with an appropriate portfolio •Solicit gifts directly; work with senior officials, faculty, and key volunteers to implement successful solicitation strategies and maintain a cross-divisional view of solicitations and strategies •With director, develop long and short-range strategies for key content areas related to philanthropic needs to support the student experience at Berkeley •Conceive and execute appropriate cultivation events and collaborate with members of UDAR and the School on other activities (such as events, gift recognition and reporting) •Promote culture of philanthropy and provide fundraising training to program leaders concerning their role in fundraising and engagement •Collaborate with colleagues in other campus units to advance coordinate strategies for multi-interest donors and prospects•Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations and public relations. •Advanced skill in building prospect portfolio, knowledge of how to research, identify, and cultivate new donors •Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; keen attention to detail and ability to maintain strict confidentiality •Advanced skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of campus/college goals/objectives •Intellectual curiosity and advanced analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills required •Knowledge and appreciation of the campus, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, and applicable policies, infrastructure, and current issues of concern •Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment while effectively executing a challenging set of major gift plans and programs •Some evening and weekend hours, as well as occasional travel required
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