Director for Annual Campaigns

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director for Annual Campaigns

Job No: 499774
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Position Information

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 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.

Special Working Conditions: MPP hours may vary depending upon schedule of the calling center and other events and programming by the division and university. As an external facing division, expect to attend evening and weekend events as necessary.

Conditions of Employment

Possession of a valid Driver's 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 driver's 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 CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.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 04/15/2021, and the position will remain Open until Filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Major Duties

Under general direction of the Senior Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services, the Associate Director Annual Campaigns administers, directs, and monitors the work performed by the university's in-house telemarketing program and annual giving efforts. This position supports the broad efforts of the university to increase and develop philanthropic opportunities. The Associate Director will assist with building and sustaining working groups, volunteers, and committees to help steer the university's philanthropic efforts and advance the strategic plan. Additionally, and in consultation with the Senior Director, the Associate Director will launch initiatives focused on giving through reunion programs, parent giving programs, all class giving program, text and social media programs, and other creative methods. The Associate Director will also engage with stakeholders within the division, campus wide, and externally through peer networks.


Required Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or four year university.

Required Experience: 2-4 years of professional experience working with an annual fund or as an annual fund caller/supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications: 5-7 years demonstrated success in annual fundraising activities is preferred.
Supervisor in an annual fund office preferred in a higher education setting. Experience with databases, preferably Raiser's Edge, and phonathon software systems, preferably RNL CampusCall is desired. Experience working in higher education environment with at least 3-5 years of management or supervisory experience is desired (student assistant management is ok). Experience working with diverse audiences and groups. Previous supervision, leadership and management experience in a tele-fundraising environment of up to 8-10 callers per shift.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of annual giving strategies, tactics, and implementation criteria, including working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
-Independent strategic thinking and critical analytical skills for annual giving related operations that include specific tactics and implementation skills
- Expert in office systems and equipment; and windows applications including proficiency in using Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, the Internet and Outlook
- Able to perform standard business math; track financial data and make projections; draft and compose correspondence and standard reports; plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks; use independent judgment; learn, identify and independently interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures; and effectively handle a broad range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those sensitive in nature
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills - team player

Certification: Valid Drivers License


50% - University's in-house telemarketing program and annual giving efforts Oversees the work performed by the university's in-house telemarketing program (phonathon). Manages the university's annual giving efforts through hired fundraising organizations. Provides effective management to student assistants and phonathon ambassadors. Manages student giving, faculty/staff giving, reunion giving, and parent giving fundraising programs. Monitors annual campaign outcomes and researches, analyzes, evaluates, and modifies programming and solicitation schedules.

35% - Increase and Develop Philanthropic opportunities Collaborates with the Director of Board Relations to increase and develop philanthropic opportunities from multiple audiencesi.e. alumni, parents, students, and community members. Executes the administration necessary to build the donor pipeline for major or leadership level donations to the university and its programs through sustainable efforts. Consult with the Senior Director to launch initatives to increase alumni, parent, students, faculyt/staff, and community giving.

10% - Division and Campuswide Engagement Participate in divisional and cross divisional meetings to promote the importance of annual giving on campus. Maintain an active and engaged role in CSUDH development and around the University. Externally seek out trends in annual giving and fundraising through peer networking opportunities. Develop external relationships for programmatic growth and identify potential internal and external partnerships for annual campaigns.

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

Applications Close: 15 Apr 2021

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