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Executive Director, Advancement Information Services and Chief Technology Officer, UDAR (0668U) 36535
University of California, Berkeley
Job ID: 36535
Location: Main Campus-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.
University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) increases support for and enhances knowledge of UC Berkeley by public awareness and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction and technical infrastructure for the campus's advancement strategies and works to strengthen unit development in partnership with campus fundraisers. The Division provides a range of central activities and services encompassing communications, prospect development, data management, data analytics and reporting, gift management, stewardship and more.
The Executive Director, Advancement Information Services and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will be expected to drive the strategic technological priorities that best advance Berkeley's fundraising objectives, goals, and success drawing upon extensive knowledge and experience in philanthropic technology management and industry trends. The CTO must be able to envision and manage to a technology roadmap to ensure the department and larger campus advancement community are proactively preparing for growth, positioned to support the changing landscape of development, and that the needs of the current and future comprehensive fundraising campaigns are met.
The CTO will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement Operations and work with the highest levels of UDAR and campus advancement leadership. The CTO will also have dotted line reporting to the campus Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer. Four UDAR units report directly to the CTO: Information Technology, Data Quality and Management, Information Strategy and Analytics, and Advancement Planning and Analysis.
Information Technology Unit Overview
Information Technology (IT) provides systems administration and programming to the campus's advancement team of more than 700, and desktop support to UDAR's team of nearly 300. IT manages the Cal Advancement Data System (CADS), Berkeley's system of record for constituent biographic and institutional giving data, with records on nearly two million individuals and organizations, as well as more than thirty integrated applications that support the campus's advancement efforts and the transmission of financial data to the campus's general ledger.
Data Quality and Management Unit Overview
Data Quality and Management (DQM) is the office of record for data, including philanthropic gift data, related to all of Berkeley's external constituents, including alumni, donors, parents, and friends. It also manages select student data and faculty data under agreement with the relevant campus offices. DQM is responsible for data acquisition, data governance and proper stewardship of the campus's advancement data, as well as provisioning access to CADS for the advancement community.
Information Strategy and Analytics Unit Overview
Information Strategy and Analytics (ISA) provides meaningful information about Berkeley's external constituents and philanthropic partners, and fundraising progress, to the campus advancement community through standardized reporting and decision support tools. It is responsible for all institutional reporting regarding advancement activities, including that required by the UC Office of the President and the U.S. Government and that done voluntarily through various industry affiliations.
Advancement Planning and Analysis Unit Overview
Advancement Planning and Analysis (APA) is the central point of coordination for administering operational initiatives that fulfill the campus's advancement mission. APA assists stakeholders in systems and business process analysis, project management, strategic planning and operations decision support.
Salary & Benefits
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
Referral Source info
This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."
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
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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