Job Opportunity: CITRIS Director of Development

CITRIS Director of Development at UC Berkeley

Job Title: Director of Development (7547U) Job ID #23999

Location: Main Campus-Berkeley

Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

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First Review Date for this Position: 10/26/17

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 10/26/17

Departmental Overview
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute create IT solutions for society’s most pressing challenges. With support from the State of California, matched by gifts from industry and individuals, CITRIS was established in 2001 to shorten the pipeline between world-class laboratory research and the development of new applications, platforms, companies, and even emerging industries. Today, CITRIS engages hundreds of faculty and students across the campuses of UC Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz who pursue innovative research and entrepreneurship in sustainability, robotics, artificial intelligence, health, networks, and ICT policy.

Headquartered at UC Berkeley, all operational, administrative, and financial matters for CITRIS are provided or coordinated from this campus.

We seek a passionate, self-motivated, experienced professional to design and implement a fundraising program for CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. The Director of Development will create a comprehensive campaign to address immediate fundraising needs as well as future goals. The Director of Development will collaborate with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and other members of the leadership team to achieve these goals.

20% Plans, schedules, and implements fundraising projects and programs, including specific fundraising programs such as annual fund, events to raise CITRIS’s visibility among prospective donors and partners, and targeted cultivation/stewardship of major prospects. These programs must be developed with the CITRIS multi-campus ecosystem in mind.

20% Identifies, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards donors. Collaborates with colleagues and centers on all CITRIS campuses to advance coordinated strategies for donors and prospects who are interested in multiple campus activities.

20% 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. Participates in short and long-range strategic planning and develops strategies within existing policy guidelines.

10% Writes proposals for solicitation of individual, and/or foundation prospects. Evaluates programs using financial feasibility studies and market research, including planning and evaluating annual solicitation programs and making recommendations for improvements.

10% May attend functions, meetings and serve on internal/external committees as a representative of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

10% Coordinates and oversees the work of support staff and/or other professionals.

10% Helps to develop appropriate fundraising goals and ensures that they are met.

Required Qualifications
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  • 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.
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Knowledge of and interest in the campus including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure, as well as a desire to learn about technology and its impact on society.
  • Knowledge of fundraising software.
  • Training in fundraising methods and best practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.

Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

  • Salary info can be found in the job description in the UC Berkeley Jobs Portal.
  • This is a one-year contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.

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