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Director of Alumni Relations

University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley CA 94704 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/20/2012

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Director of Alumni Relations
UC Berkeley - Off Campus

UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) is one of the nation’s great centers for legal education, ever exploring new intellectual boundaries while tacking urgent real-world issues.  Berkeley Law is also known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to providing leadership and making a difference on problems of local, national, and global import.

The Director of Alumni Relations, working with the Director, Annual Giving & Alumni Programs and other department and school personnel, will plan, implement, manage, and analyze a systematic, comprehensive and coordinated suite of programs to steward donors and connect future donors, friends and alumni to each other and to Berkeley Law.  The Director is a multi-tasker with strong project management skills; an experienced professional with excellent writing and advanced communication ability, and superior organizational and analytical skills; an excellent manager with an attitude of inclusion, an understanding of the value of teamwork, and a drive for success.

  • 30%   Strategic management of innovative and engaging alumni relations activities, including but not limited to planning and program development; implementation, management, analysis and reporting; budget plan and oversight; compliance with school and campus policies and procedures; supervision of support staff; achieving objectives that support the mission and goals of the law school.
  • 30%   Program support for ongoing and creation of  collaborative new initiatives such as Alumni Chapters and affinity-group panel presentations; implementation, management and analysis for development marketing and communications such as enewsletters, social media, webpages, pr blurbs, informational collateral, Transcript pages, Annual Report, and eblasts for events; draft, edit, provide and disseminate well-written and comprehensive materials such as informational notes, invitations, reminders.
  • 15%   Volunteer management through recruiting, training and motivating volunteers for events and programs on and off campus; seeking volunteer hosts for events, speaking engagements, student mentoring and other activities; manage the Boalt Hall Alumni Association Board of Directors providing meetings, solicitation, membership drives, and programs assistance for such as Alumni Chapter activities.
  • 15%   Monitoring and rigorous evaluation, reporting, and making suggestions for improving the effectiveness of all programs and events; cost and productivity reporting; conduct surveys, benchmarks, or focus groups to assess alumni and school needs and interests; research, write, implement and monitor best practices.
  • 10%   Support development colleagues through mutually strategic events and activities, identifying potential new or larger donors and sending along the pipeline, acting as liaison to other school units, campus, and external peers for sharing supportive ideas and practices.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Thorough working knowledge of and comfort with fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts and best practices
  • Superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to build and maintain efficient and effective working relationships inside and outside the department
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and management skills, decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution
  • Superior ability to multi-task, prioritize, exercise good judgment, work independently as well as in collaboration, exhibit good project management skills, ability to staff events on some weekends and evenings
  • Strong computer skills and comfort level with databases, research, social media, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Working knowledge of UC Berkeley vision, mission, goals, regulations and policies
  • Commitment to professionalism, inclusion and flexibility, leadership and appropriate management of personnel and resources, completion of objectives and goals
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check

Salary: Hiring salary range:  $57,000 - $68,000. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

First Review Date: November 23, 2012

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 14880.

Additional Information: This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world's leading universities in research, teaching, and public service. The campus employs 2,028 faculty and over 14,000 staff in more than 130 academic departments and interdepartmental groups, libraries, museums and more than 65 interdisciplinary research units contribute to this dynamic and vital research and teaching environment.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a diverse working environment, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefits.

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Location Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Categories Education
Function Education/Teaching
Pref Degree Bachelors

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Job Code 14880