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Director of Development - Athletics

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 16, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Full Time
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Director of Development - Athletics

Classification Title: Administrator II

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for University Development, the Director of Development serves as a major gift officer with a focus on qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospects and donors who have the capacity to give $25,000 or more. The Director of Development utilizes a team approach to building relationships with current and prospective donors designed to deepen their commitment to the University and their understanding of its vision and priorities. The position provides professional staff support to deans, department chairs, faculty, other senior officials, and key volunteers in cultivation and solicitation initiatives. The Director of Development may be assigned to a project, college, academic unit and/or a geographic region, depending upon the priorities of the University and advancement goals.

FLSA: MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $13,750 monthly 
Hiring Range: $7,834 - $9,165 monthly. (Commensurate with experience)
Salary Grade/Range: 1
Step: N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary: Regular
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Pay Plan: 12
Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Department Information:
University Advancement:

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
2. Experience in cultivating and closing major gifts of $25k+ in higher education, philanthropy corporate relations, or similar sales and business development experience
3. Strong understanding and experience of fundraising or sales industry best practices to achieve goals and mission

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
4. Demonstrated ability to successfully build professional relationships
5. Understanding of philanthropy and Director of Development’s role
6. Demonstrated ability to establish measurable fundraising goals and objectives and to develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies to achieve them
7. Strong communication and presentation skills
8. Detail-oriented skills
9. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team; demonstrated ability to manage and motivate volunteers and advisory groups, and to develop rapport with faculty
10. Proficient in standard office programs such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, databases, etc.

Work Schedule Requirements:
11. Ability to travel, as needed
12. Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed

Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:
13. Master’s degree from an accredited university.
14. Experience working in complex organizations.

Physical Demands:

Required Licenses/Certifications:
- Valid driver’s license and maintenance of good driving record, for occasional driving per the Essential Functions of the position

Is Background Check Required: Yes

Background Check Disclaimer:
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification:
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Hiring Preference:
Not Applicable

Conflict of Interest:
The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate may be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act:
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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Posting Number: AS0984P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Open Date: 07/28/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Priority Application Deadline: 08/11/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Contact Name: Employment Services
Contact Phone:
Contact Email:

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