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Director of Development (Administrator II) - College of Business and Public Policy

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 18, 2022

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Director of Development (Administrator II) - College of Business and Public Policy

Job No: 517933
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

Working Title: Director of Development, College of Business and Public Policy

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.

Classification Title: Administrator II

Classification Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin October 13, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled.

About the Position:

CSUDH is on the rise! Founded in 1960, CSUDH boasts a rich history that is rooted in social justice and equity. Today, we are a welcoming community of learners and educators collaborating to change lives and communities for the better, aiming to become a model urban university. Situated in the heart of Los Angeles, our students are a true reflection of our community. With nearly 80% belonging to under-represented groups and nearly half the first in their family to attend college, CSUDH offers one of the most transformative educations in the country. In fact, a recent report ranked us #2 in the nation for economic mobility! We warmly welcome you to join our dynamic Development team that in the last two years has broken fundraising records and help us continue on the path to transform lives that transform America.

The Director of Development will play a critical role in generating transformational change, benefiting CSUDH students and faculty for generations to come. Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Development, the DoD works with the Dean and faculty to identify and secure major gifts for the College of Business and Public Policy (CBAPP). The DoD works with individuals (alumni & friends), foundations, and corporations to secure private funding. Most of this work will involve building relationships via face-to-face meetings with current or prospective donors. As such, the DoD must be a natural connector, storyteller, and closer. The DoD will plan, direct, and implement a comprehensive fundraising program, working to establish long-term partnerships with donors that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the College. The DoD will provide expertise to advance the College's interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals, and by maintaining strong ties with interested donors.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage a portfolio of high-value relationships at all stages of the fundraising cycle (from an unqualified lead to a donor) for the purpose of meeting established metrics and goals; responsible for relationship management from strategy development to successful execution
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit individual/corporate/foundation prospects; recommend and implement effective cultivation and solicitation strategies, working with deans, faculty, and volunteers as appropriate
  • Conduct enthusiastic outreach to secure personal meetings with current and prospective donors and volunteers, traveling as necessary, in order to identify, maintain, and grow a pipeline of major gift donors - adopt a metrics-driven approach to interpersonal fundraising and meet regularly with supervisor to review plans (revising as needed) and outcomes.
  • Develop a close working relationship with the College and assist the Dean and faculty in the recognition and prioritization of their funding needs. - engage (when appropriate) academic, development, and institutional leaders to advance gift conversations
  • Maintain an active, current body of knowledge about the College and its priorities, programs, and regional opportunities; effectively articulate the case for support so that prospective donors buy in to the vision, mission, and goals of the College
  • Provide leadership on and execute strategic development events and activities for the college
  • Responsible for the planning, marketing, implementation, and follow-up on the events the DoD plans, executes, and/or supports
  • Other duties as assigned

Occasional early morning, evening, and weekend hours. Requires reliable source of transportation to attend events and donor visits at variable hours. Hybrid work schedule is available for this position.

This position may allow the eligible employee (whose regular worksite location is at the California State University, Dominguez Hills campus) to routinely work one or more days per week (part-time or full-time) at a non-campus location with the approval of the employee's Appropriate Administrator. In most cases, this is the employee's home. Employees will have an assigned campus worksite on the days they are required to be on campus. Employees are also required to live within a daily commuting distance of the campus in instances they are asked to report to the university.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field
  • 5 or more years of professional fundraising or sales experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated success with all phases of a major gift or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of various prospect management software systems/databases
  • Experience working as a fundraising officer in higher education
  • Experience with fundraising campaigns
  • Public speaking skills/experience
  • Certificate programs or additional seminars in fundraising techniques and skills preferred

General Information
  • 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.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. 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 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.
  • 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 CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to

Closing Statement
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.
  • 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.

Applications Close: Open until filled

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