Job Requisition Number: 23454. The central mission of the College of Chemistry is to advance society through education and research in the chemical sciences and engineering; the College was established at UC Berkeley over 144 years ago, in 1872. Groundbreaking scientific achievements by faculty and former students and researchers have been recognized with numerous prizes and honors, including multiple Nobel Prizes and National Medals of Science. The College?s two departments, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, provide outstanding opportunities for fundamental and applied studies, and both departments are consistently ranked among the very best in the world. The remarkable breadth and depth of resources available to Berkeley College of Chemistry students readies them as chemists and chemical engineers to address many of society?s most urgent 21st-century issues. The department of College Relations & Development consists of 9 professional staff that oversee the College's events, communications, and fundraising. College Relations & Development annually raises over $10 Million in philanthropic support from its 15,000+ students, alumni, parents, faculty, corporate partners, and friends, and raises over $1 Million in annual unrestricted support. College Relations & Development is responsible for ensuring that the College meets its capital, endowment, restricted and unrestricted fundraising priorities. College Relations & Development also produces the College's Catalyst magazine, Periodic e-newsletters, web articles, annual fundraising appeals, case for philanthropic support materials, and other strategic communications for the College. College Relations also manages the College's websites, social media channels, lobby displays, numerous events, donor acknowledgments and stewardship communications, and annual report.
The Managing Director of Marketing & Communications will supervise our marketing and communications team (4+ Employees), budget, and programs, including overseeing the strategy and content direction and production of our College?s magazine (Catalyst), e-newsletters (Periodicals), social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.), websites, case for major gift support (building, scholarships/fellowships, faculty chairs, etc.), annual giving direct response marketing appeals (direct mail, e-mail, tele-fundraising, social media, etc.), niche fundraising campaigns (Big Give, Student Campaigns, Foundation for Excellence, etc.), individual and corporate donor acknowledgements and stewardship, annual report, events, and other strategic communications.
The Managing Director of Marketing & Communications will supervise over four staff members that manage our websites, events, student/giving day campaigns, gift/fund administration, donor acknowledgements, and stewardship of our endowed scholarships/fellowships/chairs/lectureships.
The Managing Director of Marketing & Communications will collaborate extensively with our Dean, Assistant Deans, Major Gift Officers, and star faculty and students to strengthen our College?s financial and reputation strength, and collaborate with campus marketing and communications partners in Public Relations, Berkeley Lab, UDAR, and UCOP on chemical science content development and media strategy to promote key faculty research and development initiatives.Knowledge/Skills: ?Strong knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications. ?Broad knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively manage/supervise professional technical staff, including design concepts, various media and mediums, applications, etc. ?Strong knowledge of the campus, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices and infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, issues in higher education, and/or specialized subject matter (development and college relations). ?Strong knowledge of financial and personnel management, including understanding of management techniques, guiding principles, relevant laws, policies and best practices. ?Solid management skills to select, train, evaluate, lead, direct, guide and motivate subordinate staff to produce high quality work; skill to take corrective action as required. ?Solid skills to create, develop and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans. ?Solid knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to target and/or broad general audiences. ?Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills. ?Strong analytical, critical thinking, project management and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills. ?Strong skills to ensure production of high quality work within budget and time constraints. Education/Training: ?Bachelor's degree in related area and at least seven years of related experience directing an organization?s marketing/communications, and at minimum five years of management experience.
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.