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.
UC Berkeley's School of Law is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. The law school 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. Currently ranked among the top law schools in the country, the School of Law has ambitious development goals as it looks to continue producing leaders in law, government, and society.
The law school's Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) department focuses on securing philanthropic support to meet the school's financial objectives and alumni outreach efforts. The mission of the Alumni team is to build and sustain a vibrant and engaged community that enriches the personal and professional lives of its graduates and advances the law school's mission and strategic initiatives.
The Associate Director of Alumni Engagement works collaboratively with other members of the DAR team to create and execute high-level alumni programming based on best-in-practice tactics and constituencies data analysis. Tasks undertaken by this staff member include event production, alumni volunteer recruitment and engagement, management and expansion of the alumni chapters network, developing and creating content for both in-person and online events and constituent data management.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 11, 2022
- Designs, develops and implements programs, events and/or communication strategies designed to inform internal and external constituencies of institutional programs, activities, policies, and practices; constituencies may include the general public, prospective students, current students, alumni, parents, donors, campus visitors, government and/or community representatives.
- This position serves as the project leader for the domestic Regional Engagement Alumni Chapters (REACh) program.
- Working collaboratively with colleagues, maps out the master schedule for REACh; plans all domestic alumni chapter programs and events; helps to recruit alumni volunteers to increase the school's global reach and brand visibility; recruits program speakers; develops and creates content for both in-person and virtual events, manages the REACh budget; regularly travels to regional markets, including those in the Bay Area, to meet alumni and volunteers and support events; connects traveling faculty with alumni leaders; secures event vendors and ensures that all purchase orders and reimbursement requests comply with university policies.
- Gathers and evaluates event mailings and attendance to inform program planning.
- Manages the Berkeley Law Alumni Association Board (BLAA).
- Organizes in-person, hybrid and Zoom Board meetings.
- Prepares and distributes meeting and post-meeting materials, takes minutes during board meetings.
- Assists board president with member recruitment and creates annual board members web pages.
- Organizes BLAA social events to foster Board cohesion.
- Executes and implements assigned elements of essential Alumni Engagement team programming, including Alumni Reunion Weekend, the CA State Bar Swearing In Ceremony and programs within the umbrella of the Berkeley Alumni in Residence program.
- Assists as needed with international alumni chapter programs.
- Accurately records event attendance in the University's alumni/donor database (CADS) in a timely manner.
- Updates individual alumni records as necessary.
- Responds to constituent inquiries.
- Provides excellent constituent assistance, including helping alumni to update contact information, access benefits, etc.
- May mentor less experienced staff members.
- Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies.
- Thorough knowledge of or ability to quickly learn UC Berkeley and the School of Law, and its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure and/or the ability to quickly develop an understanding.
- Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communications, tact and political acumen to effectively represent Berkeley Law and the University.
- Thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and the skill to correctly identify real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions.
- Active listening skills, including critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Thoroughly skilled in project management, event management, creating and developing content for events and meeting deadlines.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Ability to deal with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to recruit, train and motivate constituents
- Ability to engage and develop diverse constituents
- Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and ability to apply and integrate core concepts of DEIB into everyday practice.
- Must be 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.
- Must demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. Travel and occasional work on nights and weekends required.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Demonstrated experience creating and implementing successful alumni relations programs or demonstrated experience in event production, fundraising, association/relationship management, and board management.
- Interest and aptitude to quickly master alumni relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
- Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University policies and procedures relating to alumni programming, data management, procurement and expense reimbursement, etc.
- Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new systems.
- Expert use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; proficiency with Constant Contact, event software, the Google Suite of applications and the University's constituent data system (CADS); good web-based research skills.
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Excellent organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize, with very close attention to detail.
- Experience managing, supporting and reporting on complex projects and events.
- Bachelor's degree in related area, such as Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, is preferred, and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience otherwise preferred.
Salary & Benefits
- This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, and eligible for full UC benefits.
- This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $70,000.00 - $80,000.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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:
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