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Director, Donor Engagement

University of California

Director, Donor Engagement | University of California

Director, Donor Engagement

University of California

Apply by 4/18/2023

Posted 12 days ago

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Berkeley, CA, USA

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 Job Description

  • Develops a department communications strategy for web, social media, email communications, mailed solicitations, and printed pieces/publications.
  • Manages the creation and content for written communications including proposals, collateral, and stewardship reports and works with development officers to shape overarching communications strategy.
  • Manages donor lists and supports the sending of Cal Athletics Fund department emails to external audiences-may include press releases, news articles, event invitations and solicitations.
  • Reviews all high-level communications.
  • Conducts donor interviews for quarterly publications, newsletters, and website features and serves as the copy editor for department produced content.
  • Coordinates mailed solicitation process including content creation, design, and approval process in partnership with UDAR.
  • Leads the development and creation of the department’s membership guide and comprehensive annual report.
  • Acts as the liaison between the Cal Athletics Fund and the Athletic Communications team-supports them in providing and editing content and sending Cal Athletics department communications.
  • Maintains the department communications calendar and works with campus colleagues to coordinate communications to constituents.
  • Responsible for maintaining data integrity for all sources of information (Paciolan, CADS, etc).
  • Continuously looks for ways to improve systems in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising and engagement practices.
  • Prepares reports on email and digital communications performance and engagement metrics.
  • Supervises 2-3 staff members providing day to day support along with developing long term strategy and direction for donor engagement communications.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • 2 years of management experience overseeing full time staff.
  • Ability to lead a team of communications professionals while simultaneously planning and executing assigned projects.
  • Experience in a development office or non-profit setting.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Knowledge of APA style guide. Highly developed interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and skills in project management.
  • Strong analytical skills, service orientation, attention to detail, time management, ability to multitask in a high-volume environment, organizational skills; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
  • Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies.
  • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office, with an advanced skill set in Excel.
  • Experience working with databases.

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