Advancement Officer

Berkeley Journalism is looking for a committed, experienced, self-directed development professional to help broaden our community of donor support and volunteer leadership. Working with the Dean of the School and Assistant Dean, Advancement, you will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors at the $5,000-plus level. You’ll be part of a small but mighty J-School advancement team responsible for raising funds from major donors, foundations, planned gifts, events, and midlevel donors. In addition to raising funds for Berkeley Journalism’s award-winning faculty and students, you’ll also participate in a special campaign, under development and due to launch in the 2022-2023 academic year, that aims to transform the face of journalism by changing who gets to be a journalist – because who the storytellers are matters for the profession and for the future of democracy. The key to it all is experience, maturity, the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with donors, and the joy of raising funds for a great cause.

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  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
  • Annual salary range is $85,000-$149,900
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Alumni Engagement and Public Events Specialist

Berkeley Journalism is looking for a committed, experienced, self-directed professional to (1) produce superb events serving the J-School donor community and the larger public, and to (2) implement an effective alumni relations program for Berkeley Journalism graduates. Working with the Dean of the School and Assistant Dean, Advancement on event and alumni relations strategy and planning, you will produce a series of events each semester that further the fundraising objectives of Berkeley Journalism, and that enhance the School’s reputation and visibility among key audiences, among them, general audiences interested in the way in which journalism intersects with the great public issues of the day; the media industry and journalism profession; and the campus community. You will also take the lead in designing and implementing a plan that will strengthen the School’s relationships with its alumni. This might include on-campus reunions or other campus-based events; alumni meetups or other off-campus activities; communications through dedicated newsletters or social media; and research and information gathering about alumni experiences, employment, achievements, and preferences.
You’ll be part of a small but mighty J-School advancement team responsible for enhancing the capacities and reputation of Berkeley Journalism. You’ll also participate in a special campaign, under development and due to launch in the 2022-2023 academic year, that aims to transform the face of journalism by changing who gets to be a journalist – because who the storytellers are matters for the profession and for the future of democracy. The key to it all is experience, maturity, the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with the Berkeley Journalism community, and the joy of engaging with the community in service of a great cause.

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  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
  • Annual salary range is $56,800 – $108,000.
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