Job Title: Major Gift Officer - School of Public Health (0462U) #22899 Job ID: 22899 Department: SPH Administration Location: Main Campus-Berkeley Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
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Departmental Overview The first school of public health west of the Mississippi, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health was founded in 1943 on the Berkeley campus. It is one of 50 schools accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The UC Berkeley School of Public Health improves population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through radical collaborations to meet health needs and achieve health equity, preeminent education that challenges convention and develops diverse leaders, and transformational research on the major public health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow.
The School's faculty, consistently noted as among the leading scholars in their respective fields, comprises approximately 150 investigators. Among our faculty are Institute of Medicine members, American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows, Fulbright fellows, and National Academy of Sciences members. The School enrolls approximately 575 graduate students a year, as well as educating about 425 undergraduate students through the upper-division public health major. The School's more than 12,000 graduates can be found working throughout the world, both in the public and private sectors.
Relatively small but responsive, the School of Public Health has a history of accomplishing big things. Its location in the Bay Area, adjacent to Silicon Valley, and its position in California, on the Pacific Rim and sharing a border with Mexico, gives it a mandate and opportunity to embrace diversity, champion social justice, and innovate for healthier people, locally and globally.
The Fundraiser 4 within the Strategy & External Relations unit at the School of Public Health is a key contributor to the unit's overall development efforts. S/he works under the direction of the Assistant Dean and closely with colleagues to both plan and execute against the fundraising strategy of the School. As the School prepares to launch a 75th anniversary fundraising campaign to kick off the public face of its participation in the Berkeley-wide campaign, this fundraiser has a significant opportunity to support unit-wide campaign planning, strategy development, and process improvement. A new building for the School is currently under-construction, presenting several high-level naming opportunities that this fundraiser will work to fund. S/he will manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and will ensure progress on top donor relationships and philanthropy at every point - from developing donor strategies, to outreach and cultivation, and stewardship.
This work involves liaising with colleagues at University Development and Alumni Relations as well as faculty and staff across the School of Public Health. This work requires active, thorough research and rapid acquisition of knowledge about prospects, donor histories, and strategies, as well as the ability to adopt a donor-centric perspective and think proactively and critically about how best to sustain and advance donor relationships.
With Dean and Assistant Dean helps plan, organize, and direct large-scale fundraising campaigns which include multiple components.
Designs, organizes and implements special events (e.g., salons) as part of major gift cultivation strategies.
Results have a major impact on the overall goals of the program, and assignments are typically at the "major gifts" or "corporate/foundation relations" level, including managing portfolios of donors capable of giving $50K or more. Identifies, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards major gift prospects and donors.
Writes proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and/or foundation prospects.
Recruits, trains, and supports key volunteers who assist in advancement efforts (e.g. Alumni association board, Policy Advisory Council).
May oversee the work of professional and support staff involved in the implementation of multi-component fundraising programs.
May attend functions, meetings and serve on internal/external committees as a representative of the campus.
Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations and public relations.
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of the campus, including relevant issues for both the campus and higher education preferred
Advanced knowledge of the campus including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.
Advanced skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of campus goals/objectives and securing gifts.
Advanced skill to meet predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation.
Advanced analytical, critical thinking, problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Skill to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, institutional policies, et cetera.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Experience in health-care related fundraising or business development preferred
Knowledge of public health field and local landscape preferred
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