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Director of Development

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by California State University

California City, CA 93504
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

This is a Full time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State Universitys 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.

Expect to attend evening and weekend events as necessary.

Conditions of Employment

Possession of a valid Drivers License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid drivers license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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.

Application Deadline & Salary Information

Review of applications will begin 08/21/2020, and the position will remain Open until Filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Major Duties

Under the general direction of the Senior Associate Vice President for University Advancement, the Director of Development, works with the Deans and faculty to identify and secure private funding for two Colleges and the University. The Director of Development works with individuals (alumni & friends), foundations and corporations to secure the funding; evaluates fundraising prospects; helps develop solicitation and cultivation strategies and proposals from private sources.


Education: Graduation from a four-year college/university or commensurate qualifying experience.

Experience: Five years of professional fundraising or sales experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of individual, foundation, and corporate giving; proven success in fundraising or sales-related proposal writing to include correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation; understanding of cultivation and solicitation process; strong interpersonal and communication skills; knowledge of office procedures and records management as it pertains to prospect development; ability to work independently, to be flexible, and to work as a positive team member.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated success with all phases of either a major gift or equivalent experience, understanding of various prospect management software systems; experience in higher education fundraising; public speaking skills/experience; knowledge of Excel and/or Access software and database management. Certificate programs or additional seminars in fundraising techniques and skills preferred.

Certification: Valid Drivers License

Reference: 995144893

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