Director of Development (JOB ID 4053)

CSUN in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Director of Development (JOB ID 4053)
(Administrator II)
University Development
Full Time

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining an inclusive work environment.

About the University
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

About the Division
The mission of University Advancement is to grow the resources, reputation and relationships of the university. The division oversees marketing and communications, development and all fundraising programs, alumni relations, government and community relations, and the CSUN Foundation, which manages all philanthropic assets of the university.

Under direct supervision of the Associate Vice President of Development (AVP), serves as a member of the University Advancement team providing fundraising and gift support for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS). Works in consultation and in close coordination with the AVP and Dean to design and carry out a comprehensive fund development program aimed at identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors for major gifts to support priority areas within the college (including academic departments and centers).

Raises private gift support from a combination of individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of college and program development objectives and goals. Prepares and submits an annual development plan with priority fundraising goals for the college, its departments, and centers. Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards individual prospects and donors for major gifts (contribution of $25K or more) and commitments. Coordinates with CSUN's Annual Giving Program and Planned Giving Program. Conducts at least 125 personal visits with high level prospects and donors annually; helps arrange frequent donor meetings and contract encounters for the Deans, Senior Leaders of the colleges, and the Vice President of Advancement; and coordinates donor meetings for the Provost or the President of the University as appropriate. Works in a collegial and supportive manner with other university and college-based Directors of Development and donors to maximize their giving to any or all areas of the university. Writes and/or supervises the writing of proposals, supporting documents, and other correspondence related to development. Performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Equivalent to five years of progressively responsible professional/fundraising experience in a university development program or other nonprofit organization, preferably with a focus on the social and behavioral sciences; with 2 of the five years in a managerial role preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of community service and philanthropic organizations (especially with an interest in social and/or behavioral sciences). Ability and specialized skills to: speak about and demonstrate a strong interest in education and the rich cultural environment of Southern California; exhibit demonstrated success in cultivation and closure of major gifts or lead annual gifts from benefactors; provide exceptional verbal and written communication skills and superior interpersonal skills; demonstrate self-motivation and excellent organizational skills; demonstrate ability to work successfully with an ethnically and culturally diverse population; and work effectively and cooperatively with Deans and department personnel, volunteers, alumni, campus administrators, and corporate business executives. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.

TRAVEL: Significant travel may be required.

General Information
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume including the names of three professional references, and salary history for the last five years. Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Application Screening begins August 5, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. 
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077. 

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