Director of Development, Botanical Garden

Posted on 01/12/2018

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Responsibilities

Involves designing, developing, delivering, and administering all fundraising programs. Identifies new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs/events; cultivates, stewards, and solicit donor prospects. Additionally supervises all
Membership processing, renewals and programs, as well as all Marketing & Communications efforts of the unit.
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards donors
  • Provides analysis and information of complex results or activities, and makes recommendations to upper management for program changes or development of new programs as required.
  • Manages and stewards 25 person advisory Board and associated committees
  • Plans and Implements all aspects of fund development and annual solicitation programs.
  • Designs, organizes, and implements donor cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Coordinates and oversees the work of support staff and/or other professionals.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
  • Thorough written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationship at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
  • Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
  • Thorough project management skills.
  • Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Working knowledge of bulk mail  and email tactics
  • Working knowledge of Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) database use
  • Experience in crafting successful fundraising letters and capital campaign collateral
Preferred Qualifications
  • Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Salary & Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 26, 2017.

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Departmental Overview

Our mission is to develop and maintain a diverse living collection of plants, to support teaching and worldwide research in plant biology, further the conservation of plant diversity, and promote public understanding and appreciation of plants and the natural environment.

The 34-acre UC Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with over 10,000 types of plants including many rare and endangered species.  Organized geographically, the Garden features 9 regions of naturalistic plantings from Italy to South Africa, along with a major collection of California native plants.  The Garden was established in 1890 and its living collections are invaluable resources for international research and conservation.

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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