Bancroft Friends Coordinator and LDO Liaison (6299U) 6884
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.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 30, 2020.
The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, UC Berkeley serves a community of 30,000 undergraduate students, 11,000 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library aims to inspire and connect scholars with people and information to create new knowledge and to develop ideas that change the world. With 25 distinct destinations, including the Doe and Moffitt libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and an array of subject specialty libraries, the University Library offers services and materials that span the disciplines. The Library provides materials in all formats and offers robust services that connect users with these remarkable resources to inform their research and advance their understanding of the world. With nearly 13 million volumes, almost 100,000 active Library users, and more than 2.6 million online visitors per year, the Library's impact is vast. Learn more at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/.
The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of rare materials in the West. Its holdings include more than 690,000 volumes, 175 million manuscript items, 9 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 4.3 million digital files, and 25,000 maps, as well as numerous other categories of unique material. The two largest collections are the Bancroft Collection of Western and Latin Americana and the Rare Books Collection. The archival and rare book materials of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life are also part of the Bancroft holdings. Bancroft is home to three research groups: the Oral History Center (formerly the Regional Oral History Office); the Mark Twain Papers; and the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri. The Bancroft Library is an active center of teaching and research. Supporting the programs of about 30 campus departments annually, it mounts a regular series of public exhibitions, roundtable lectures, and open houses. For additional information about The Bancroft Library and its collections, see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/.
Develops and implements programs, events and/or communication strategies designed to inform external constituencies of institutional programs, activities, policies, and practices; constituencies may include the general public, prospective researchers, students, parents, donors, campus visitors, government and/or community representatives.
Designated liaison with Library Development Office.
Designated liaison with Library Communications Office.
May research various topics and gather relevant data to inform unit strategic plans, keeping management informed as necessary and providing input as required.
Coordinates with Library Development staff in researching potential donors in terms of campus rating and/or geographic location for target special events and activities related to campaign goals.
Coordinates with Library Development staff in preparing background material on attendees at events.
Leads donor stewardship and cultivation activities of The Bancroft Library.
Coordinator of the Council of the Friends of the Bancroft Library, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Develops and manages special Bancroft Library events for current and potential donors including both small and large gatherings promoting fundraising needs, including invitational events for the Bancroft Friends and Bancroft Library research groups.
Manages donor appreciation events and develops outreach and recognition materials.
Performs recording and reporting functions for the Friends of The Bancroft Library.
May mentor less experienced staff members.
Knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies.
Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly learn about, the campus, its mission, goals, objectives, programs, achievements, infrastructure and issues of concern.
Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly learn about, Bancroft Library collections and clientele.
Skills in written, verbal, and interpersonal communications.
Tact, discretion, and political acumen in working with sensitive material and in representing the campus.
Sound judgment, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Ability to anticipate problems, advise management as required, and propose effective strategic solutions.
Skill in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines.
Five (5) years experience with donor relations; UC Berkeley donor relations experience highly preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time, career appointment. Hiring range is $60,000.00 - $75,000.00 annually.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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
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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.