The UC Berkeley School of Information seeks a passionate, self-motivated, experienced Major Gifts Officer to design a major gifts program for the School of Information and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC).
Working closely with the Assistant Dean of External Affairs, the Associate Dean for Business Development and Strategy, and the Executive Director of the CLTC, the Major Gifts Officer will develop and oversee a portfolio of approximately 75 prospects. This will involve identifying, cultivating, and structuring a major gifts plan and implementing strategies for I School- and CLTC-specific funding opportunities.
The successful candidate will be charged with helping design and implement a comprehensive campaign that will address immediate fundraising needs as well as future goals. S/he will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts prospects with the capacity for a major gift of $50k to $1M and above.
As appropriate, the successful candidate will staff the Deans, faculty, and CLTC leadership on principal gifts visits; direct the tracking and implementation of follow-up; coordinate with campus colleagues; and assist with the management of the philanthropic activities of the advisory board.
The successful candidate must have a history of building strong relationships with donors, and possess strong and creative prospect research skills to discover and engage new donors. The candidate should have demonstrated success in turning relationships into significant gifts, and a track record of working closely with campus colleagues, and organization leaders.