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Strategic Development Analyst

About the Position

The Daily Californian’s strategic development department strives to build long-term plans for the future of a student-run nonprofit organization. 

Members of our team strongly believe in the mission of the Daily Cal and are passionate about the nonprofit sector. Our main objective is to provide sustainable private funding to ensure the future of our award-winning newspaper. Strategy analysts have the unique opportunity to create long-lasting and tangible impact by developing novel campaigns on multiple communication channels with exposure to thousands of campus and community members. The division of teams into Development and External Relations allows analysts to gain exposure in multiple areas in support of broader departmental goals.

External Relations Team:

The External Relations division is responsible for maintaining strong, personable relationships with our alumni and donors. This entails managing the Education Foundation newsletter and other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn through creating innovative content that engages our members. Analysts  will also keep track of monthly donation flows through WordPress, collect regular feedback to improve the alumni experience, and utilize Excel to send out tax-deductible acknowledgments. Additional responsibilities include updating database records using Salesforce, engaging in special departmental projects (e.g. redesigning existing infrastructure and programs), and conducting regular outreach through various channels. Applicants should be detail-oriented, creative, analytical, and have strong communication skills.

Development Team:

The Development Team is responsible for outreach and on-boarding community members into our membership program. This team will primarily focus on planning and executing original campaigns to improve product recognition, developing a social media content strategy tailored towards program growth, and identifying broader customer segments for marketing. In addition, analysts will generate a membership profile through data analytics and use this information to continuously improve marketing efforts, communicate directly with new audience members, and conduct best practices research within the non-profit and journalism industry to make the department more effective in program growth. Additional responsibilities may include updating  database records into Salesforce, brainstorming campaign ideas, and interacting with community members at tabling events throughout the semester. Applicants should be reliable, creative, analytical, and have strong communication skills.

We utilize the following programs: Microsoft Office, MailChimp, WordPress, and Salesforce CRM. Experience in these areas is highly valued, but not required.

Application Materials

  • Resume (PDF)
  • Cover letter (PDF), addressing your team preference
  • Interview (invitation only)

Work Requirements

  • 5-7 hours per week
  • Weekly department meeting
  • Weekly team meeting

Leadership Opportunities

  • Development analysts have the opportunity to move up to the position of assistant development manager and then development manager.
  • Development analysts have the opportunity to lead social media strategy for The Daily Californian Educational Foundation pages as a social media lead.

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