UDAR Careers

Make a difference from day one

A student makes her community proud by being the first in her family to attend college. A professor proves his groundbreaking hypothesis and benefits millions of people around the world. A priceless library collection is salvaged and made available to the general public and an army of waiting scholars.

All of these impacts are made possible by you and others like you in the advancement community at one of the world’s most iconic institutions: the University of California, Berkeley.

At UC Berkeley, you will work alongside passionate, committed people with diverse backgrounds and skills. As the birthplace of the free speech movement, Berkeley maintains an open and welcoming environment where everyone works together ceaselessly to make the world a better place.

From day one.

The next fundraising campaign awaits you

Philanthropy helps Berkeley fulfill its public mission.

How so? By educating the brightest students regardless of financial circumstances, attracting and retaining outstanding professors, and maintaining a campus environment that promotes service, discovery, creativity, and distinguished achievement.

Following the tremendous success of Berkeley’s last fundraising effort which raised $3.13 billion, we are envisioning an even more ambitious campaign.

That is why we need you.

Light the Way

Diverse career opportunities for talented individuals

Career opportunities exist campuswide in both fundraising and public affairs for professionals currently in the field, as well as those with highly transferable skills to the advancement arena.

University Relations, along with the 14 schools and colleges and many specialized units across the campus together employ over 300 fundraising staff. The campus places a high priority on our work in all spheres of advancement. In addition to fundraising, this includes alumni and parent engagement, media relations, communications with our external and internal constituencies, and operational support.

Here is a sampling of related Executive and Senior Management, Administration and Management, and Development Support positions:

  • Fundraisers in Principal and Major Gifts, Annual Programs, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gift Planning, International Development, Development Operations

  • Media Relations Experts

  • Computer Programmers and Systems Administrators

  • Financial and Business Officers

  • Human Resources Specialists

  • Writers, Editors, and Communications Specialists

  • Graphic and Web Designers

  • Arts/Entertainment/Media

  • Event Planners

  • Gift and Donor Stewards

  • Data and Records Managers and Processors

  • Prospect Researchers

  • Visitor and Outreach Specialists

  • Analysts and Administrative Assistants

  • Direct Marketing Professionals

2020 at UC Berkeley: Sparks of light in a dark year

Work with nationally recognized colleagues

UC Berkeley recruits and retains outstanding staff in fundraising and public affairs - people who are consistently recognized for the significant contributions they make to the University and represent the best in their field.

On a national level, our colleagues routinely win awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for innovative programs and publications. In addition, they are often asked to speak at national and regional conferences.

Within the University, our colleagues are frequently recognized through the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Awards and Excellence in Management Awards.

Imagine being an integral part of this community at the most distinguished public teaching and research university in the world, where you contribute to an enduring and valuable mission. Indeed, the University maintains its excellence because of the quality of its faculty and staff.

Imagine being greatly valued as a collaborative staff member who strives to foster a spirit of civility and mutual respect within a work environment that operates by being inclusive and accountable. A place where staff imagine, innovate and simplify solutions. Imagine a world where everyone around you focuses on service. These principles create an effective and efficient operating environment while fostering a culture of continuous improvement and deep commitment to a better world.

Reimagine your world at UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty, and student body, and invites all qualified people to apply, including minorities and women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Join us!