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Associate Vice Chancellor, Advancement Operations (0550U) - 9819
University of California Berkeley in Berkeley, California
Date Posted 09/17/2020
Philanthropy-Senior/Executive Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Associate Vice Chancellor, Advancement Operations (0550U) - 9819 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

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) strengthens Berkeley's excellence through engagement with alumni, parents, undergraduate and graduate students, and friends of the University, raising public awareness about Berkeley and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus' philanthropic advancement strategies and works to strengthen unit development in partnership with campus fundraisers. The Division handles a range of central activities and services encompassing communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, and more.

The Associate Vice Chancellor - Advancement Operations reports to the Vice Chancellor and is part of her leadership team and serves on the Senior Management Team for University Development and Alumni Relations. The position oversees the finance, budget, human resources and talent management, administrative, technology and information services, development operations, facilities management, gift processing, fund administration, and stewardship departments within UDAR. The AVC is focused on maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the advancement operations within UDAR and across Berkeley writ large. The AVC leads strategic and tactical planning, priority setting, and decision making for major advancement operations projects and initiatives. The AVC is specifically responsible for ensuring that the appropriate advancement infrastructure is in place to support fundraising at Berkeley and the comprehensive Light the Way capital campaign, a $6 billion undertaking. The AVC - Advancement Operations serves as Associate Vice President of the UC Berkeley Foundation.


Directs and manages the finance, budget, human resources and talent management, technology and information services, facilities management, gift processing, fund administration, and stewardship departments within University Development and Alumni Relations.
Determines organizational structures of these assigned departments and allocation of subordinate management responsibilities.
Leads teams of other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives related to advancement operations and organizational change, both within UDAR and throughout the Berkeley advancement community.
Ensures the overall monitoring and success of assigned functions and integration of these activities with those of other major organizational segments.
Stays well-informed about issues and trends in higher education, advancement, and philanthropy.
Represents Berkeley and UDAR on national and international associations and committees.
Negotiates and directs agreements with a wide variety of outside institutions, including private vendors, the Office of the President, other universities and nonprofits, institutional and individual donors, etc.
Plans, designs and implements department programs and establishes direction, policies and procedures for departments.
Leads other senior managers to establish campus strategic plans and objectives.
Makes long-term strategic decisions regarding advancement planning that reflect upon the campus as a whole, align with the campus's financial model, and may be emulated at other UC campuses.
Serves as senior advisor to the Vice Chancellor and members of the Senior Management Team on all matters related to the broad advancement operations portfolio.
Interacts regularly with members of the Chancellor's Cabinet, Deans, the Academic Senate, ASUC and GA representatives, Division Finance Leaders, and senior leadership of the institution, on controversial situations, donor negotiations, influencing and persuading other constituents to support donor related activities and promoting the understanding of the role of philanthropy in Berkeley's financial model .
Required Qualifications

Expert leadership abilities to establish department goals, and motivate and influence others to achieve.
Expert project management skills.
Expert skills in employee supervision and HR administration. Interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others.
Expert knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, advancement and donor relations, including principles, concepts, techniques and procedures.
Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and financial controls.
Expert skills to conceive, design, implement and evaluate effective advancement operations.
Expert 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.
Expert knowledge of leadership and management principles, concepts, techniques, etc.
Expert leadership/management skills, including skills to select, train, mentor, motivate and evaluate all levels of staff.
Expert written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
Expert skills to meet predetermined goals and objectives.
Expert level political acumen.
Expert skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
Expert strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical and persuasion/negotiation skills.
Expert knowledge of foundations and non-profit, public benefit corporations.

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

Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience/training preferred.
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:


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