Director of Philanthropy, College of Natural Sciences
(Administrator II) / University Advancement
California State University, San Bernardino
MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni
Relations, Full Time
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center
of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern
California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the
beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than
20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students
annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and
has the most diverse student population of any university in the
Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first
in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
- Build your future
- Work with the best
- Be your authentic self
- Focus on you
- Make a lasting impact
- Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
- Bring everything you are, become everything you want
The Office of Philanthropic Giving is part of University
Advancement and is responsible for securing private philanthropy
from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to advance the
University's mission in support of the faculty, staff, and
students. OPG plays a critical role in advancing the University and
cementing CSUSB's reputation as a preeminent center of intellectual
and cultural activity in Inland Southern California.
Required Application Materials
All applicants must submit 1). Letter of interest or cover letter,
2). Current resume or curriculum vitae, 3). Three professional
references who can provide assessments of your professional
experience, accomplishments, and prospects for success in this
position, and 4). Diversity Statement - may include your
interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must
include specific examples of how your educational and/or
professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you
for this role at California State University, San Bernardino
(maximum 250 words).
Director of Philanthropy (DoP) for the College of Natural Sciences
is a proven and forward-looking fundraising professional who
understands how to generate philanthropic support for CSUSB from
various stakeholders - individuals and organizations and who will
work collaboratively with university representatives including the
academic leadership within the college. The DoP reports to the
Associate Vice President of Philanthropic Giving. This position
will focus on major gift fundraising in support of the College of
Responsibilities include, but is not limited to:
- Serves as a front-line fundraiser who identifies, cultivates,
and solicits alumni, friends, corporations and foundations with the
capacity and affinity to make gifts of $25,000 and above.
- Design, develop and implement a major gift program and will be
responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with
existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying new
- Work closely with the AVP of Philanthropic Giving and Dean to
develop and implement strategies to engage major gift prospects,
and advance gift conversations towards funding opportunities and
university priorities. In addition, the DoP will be responsible for
raising resources in support of endowed scholarships, fellowships,
professorships, and capital projects as well as unrestricted and
restricted current use purposes.
- The DoP will play a critical role in the planning of the
College of Natural Sciences priorities as part of the University's
fundraising campaign, collaborating with University officials,
faculty, campaign volunteers, and colleagues throughout the
- Conduct personal visits annually to cultivate, solicit
prospects and close gifts.
- Completes a minimum number of major gifts asks, visits, and
written strategies; metrics and goals are negotiated and set
annually with the DoP including guidance from the Dean and AVP for
- Identifying, cultivating and soliciting alumni, parents and
friends for the College of Natural Sciences.
- Works in a highly collaborative environment, DoP will have
opportunities to engage with faculty, manage volunteers, and
collaborate with colleagues across the Philanthropic Giving team,
and Advancement Division.
- Major Gift portfolios may include regional and national
assignments involving travel.
- Represent the College of Natural Sciences in the preparation
and submission of grant applications, case statements and
appropriate major gift proposals. Submit contact and technical
reports, deliver timely and effective follow-up to prospects and
donors, draft copy for press releases, and communication
Full-time, Exempt, At-will,
included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Application Review Deadline:
This position will
remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will
begin on May 9, 2022.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and
evenings may be required.
Education and Experience
- Basic knowledge of planned/deferred giving vehicles such as
wills, life income plans, gifts of unusual assets, beneficiary
- Ability to manage and cultivate relationships
- Proven customer service and relationship building
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications
- Ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and BSR Advance database (or
- Successful experience in working with people from diverse
- Minimum 3 years experience in fundraising for higher education
or other non profits.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $7,500 - $9,167 per month
Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $13,750 per month
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our
educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino
seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes
respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our
commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds,
and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in
the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community.
Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity
requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and
programs which further our understanding of individual and group
diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and
promote values which discourage intolerance and
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and
incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including
student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing,
personnel training practices, research, community services, events,
and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the
following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation,
sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic
status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with
the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal
commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity
Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as
well as other members of the campus community to implement
effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may affect the application status of applicants or
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the
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.
California State University, San Bernardino 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
This position may be "Designated" under California State
University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the
filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and
the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and
every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of
Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including
Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires
completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months
of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter.
(Executive Order 1096)
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