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Job Title:Executive Director, Policy Advisory Board (0462U) #17985
Job ID: 17985
Department: FCREUE
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Application Review Date
Resumes will be reviewed as recieved and continuously until the position is filled.

Departmental Overview

The mission of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics (FCREUE) is to educate students and real estate professionals and to support and conduct research on real estate, urban economics, the California economy, land use, and public policy. 

We are recruiting a Policy Advisory Board Executive Director that will be the principal contact for the FCREUE and the university with the Real Estate industry.  The position manages the design, development, delivery, and administration of  FCREUE’s fundraising program. It identifies new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs/events; cultivates, stewards, and  solicits donor prospects. 

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Plans and directs large-scale fundraising campaigns which include multiple components to reach new and engage current donor constituency that is comprised of senior real estate industry leaders, prominent and high level executives. 

Serve as an expert or lead development professional in Real Estate-related disciplines. Cultivates working relationships with faculty and senior campus administration to maximize FCREUE fundraising goals. 

Efforts have a direct impact on the overall goals of FCREUE’s fundraising and development program. Manage a portfolio of 100 - 125 major gifts or corporate/foundation relations prospects, with the capacity to give between $50,000 and $250,000. Make at least 10 - 15 substantive contacts per month (e.g., significant moves that advance a relationship). Qualify major gift prospects and solicit gifts directly. Ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met and raises at least $2M annually. 

Identifies, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards major gift prospects and donors through direct contact with constituents. 

Evaluates programs using financial feasibility studies and market research, including planning and evaluating annual solicitation programs and making recommendations for improvements, efficiencies and innovations. 

Writes proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and/or foundation prospects.  May solicits gifts directly. 

Selects, trains, and supports key volunteers who assist in advancement efforts. 

Oversees the work of professional and support staff involved in the implementation of multi-component fundraising programs. 

May attend functions, meetings and serve on internal/external committees as a representative of the campus. 

Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met and is accountable for achieving fundraising goals (currently $2m).

Required Qualifications

•  Master’s degree in Business, Economics, City and Regional Planning, Public Policy or Law 
•  3-5  plus years of experience in finance, accounting, planning, public policy, or land use economics 
•  Advanced knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations and public relations. 
•  Advanced knowledge of all aspects of the campus, including relevant issues for both the campus and higher education. 
•  Advanced knowledge of the campus including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure. 
•  Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, institutional policies, et cetera. 
•  Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. 
•  Advanced skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of campus goals/objectives and securing gifts. 
•  Advanced skill to meet predetermined goals and objectives through effective program/project planning, organization, execution and evaluation. 
•  Advanced analytical, critical thinking, problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills. 
•  Skill to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this full-time exempt position ranges between $71,600 annually up to $106,200 annually plus benefits 

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Other Information

Approximately 10 -20 % of work time involves traveling locally or domestically.

Criminal Background Check

This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal 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, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  

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Work Environment

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Berkeley is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information about our Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at:


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