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Assistant Dean - Development, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (0465U) - 6804
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2020
Title Assistant Dean - Development, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (0465U) - 6804
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Computer/Information Sciences

Assistant Dean - Development, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (0465U) - 6804

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The new Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society is the centerpiece of a novel, dynamic, and adaptable organizational structure that will enable Berkeley faculty and students to work together across boundaries to better explore the foundations, applications, and implications of data science, information, and computation, in a way that serves the interests of the public, the campus, and its academic community through a new teaching and discovery environment.

Critical to the success of the Division and the University's bold aspirations in computation, data science and information will be the ability to raise significant funding to support the University's ambitious efforts. This new senior level position will be responsible for managing a highly complex fundraising program that will generate funds for programs, capital projects, faculty and students and other key priorities of the division.

Assignments will require managing a fundraising staff comprised of several fundraising and external relations professionals and related administrative support staff. The position is responsible for the full range of development programs and has responsibility for other external relations functions, such as development cultivation and recognition events, donor stewardship programs, advisory board direction, volunteer coordination and management, and other marketing activities.

  • Manages a highly complex newly established fundraising program with complex constituencies and programs.
  • Ensures collaboration and coordination with key partners across the university, most notably the College of Engineering, College of Letters & Sciences, College of Chemistry and the School of Information.
  • Provides expert guidance to the newly appointed Associate Provost & Dean to navigate the complex landscape.
  • Manages a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects, some of whom are the University's highest level donors.
  • Incumbent will be the lead fundraiser for a new building to house the Division with an estimated cost of more than $450,000,000.00.
  • Includes identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors and donor prospects.
  • Includes staffing the Associate Provost and Dean on donor visits and staffing the EVCP and Chancellor on the highest level solicitations.
  • Incumbent will be part of team including the EVCP, VC Research, VC Finance, VC UDAR, faculty and AP&D that is working to develop the programming, scope and fundraising plan for the new building.
  • Manages the full range of development programs and other external relations functions, such as volunteer outreach, communications and events.
  • Serves as a strategic thought partner to the AP&D on the establishment of a brand new high level advisory board comprised of some of the universities most distinguished alumni and friends.
  • Creates recruitment strategy for the advisory board and leads the planning and execution of advisory board meetings.
  • Ensures collaboration with other units where donor/alumni overlap exists to ensure a positive and coordinated donor experience.
  • Selects, trains, mentors, guides, and directs staff, and, as required, takes corrective action.
  • As this is a new division, the incumbent must recruit and hire an entirely new development team including frontline fundraisers, non-fundraising professionals as well as related administrative support staff.
  • Leads collaborative, extensive annual planning and goal-setting process to engage and involve all team members in each year's priorities, initiatives and plans.
  • Leads regular team planning meetings within the Division and also coordinates on a regular basis with Chief Development Officers in units across campus.
  • Conceives, creates, develops, implements, evaluates and manages fundraising programs and strategies to meet predetermined goals and objectives, and ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met. Key areas of focus include:
  • Proposal Development for major and principal gifts: develop compelling language, case statements and gift opportunities.
  • Annual Plan design and monitoring: Consistent review of progress against key initiatives; design, analysis and development of annual plan.
  • Analysis and evaluation: Leads regular review and examination of fundraising progress reports and analysis.
  • Collaboration and Innovation: frequent collaboration is colleagues in UDAR to ensure incorporation of latest information and best practices in prospect research, planned giving, and related areas for the development program overall.

  • Directs implements and evaluates long and short-range strategic planning.
  • Working collaboratively with the AP&D the incumbent produces a comprehensive strategic annual plan; the goal is to critically assess programs and performance levels; set annual goals and objective and outline key priorities and plans.
  • For major fundraising campaigns, including the new building project, the incumbent leads the design of multi-year plans to chart goals and objectives over time.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations, including principles, concepts, techniques and procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge of design and implementation of identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies and techniques.
  • Advanced skills to conceive, design, implement and evaluate effective fundraising programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of leadership and management principles, concepts, techniques, et cetera.
  • Advanced knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn the campus, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives and issues of concern both on campus as well as in higher education.
  • Advanced leadership/management skills, including skills to select, training, mentor, motivate and evaluate all levels of staff.
  • Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationship within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
  • Advanced skills to meet predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts and meeting fundraising objectives.
  • Advanced political acumen skills.
  • Advanced strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical and persuasion/negotiation skills.
  • Advanced marketing skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

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

How to Apply

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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