Vice President of University Advancement (Administrator
MPP, At-Will, Full Time,
Marketing/Communications, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as
scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)
Vice President of University Advancement
Classification Title: Administrator IV
Position Salary Range:
$17,519 - $26,278 per
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Review of applications will begin Friday, March 17, 2023, and the
position will remain open until filled.
About the Department/Position:
The Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA) position
requires a dynamic, substantive, and transformative leader who is
capable of helping both the external and internal community dream
about and achieve what is possible in the realm of University
Advancement and Philanthropy in higher education.
The incumbent leads and oversees all aspects of the University's
fundraising and external relations program and serves as the
institution's chief fundraising officer. Reporting directly to the
President, the VPUA is a member of the senior cabinet and will
serve as a liaison to various internal and external groups, and
will serve as a strategic and collaborative partner to the
President and the cabinet. The VPUA will be a transformative leader
and be able to identify issues and offer new approaches or
initiatives to advance the institution over the short and long
term. The incumbent works collaboratively with administrative and
faculty leaders, the University's foundation board, alumni council,
associated students, and other internal and external constituencies
to identify University fundraising priorities, develops and
implements comprehensive and integrated fundraising strategies
yielding maximum benefit to the University, and seek, develop and
execute on promotional opportunities to enhance the visibility and
reputation of the University.
In support of these efforts, the VPUA manages a University
Advancement division that includes 28 managers and staff and an
annual budget of approximately $3.2 million. Major areas of
administrative oversight include annual and planned giving, donor
and alumni relations, corporate and foundation relations, research
and prospect management, major gifts, federal, state, and local
government and community relations, and ceremonies and events.
Through accessible and supportive leadership, the VPUA will enable
the team to contribute to build performance levels and increase
collaboration broadly across the university and will be responsive
to team needs in management and development of team goals.
The Vice President of University Advancement also serves as the
Executive Director of the CSU Dominguez Hills Philanthropic
Foundation, a separate 501 (c) (3) organization that promotes,
secures, and stewards private support for the university. Under the
Executive Director's leadership and strategic direction, the
foundation works to raise financial support, and broaden
partnerships and collaborations that support the university's
mission, provide scholarships and academic program support, as well
as capital projects. The Executive Director is the primary
fiduciary for the organization
MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs
do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent
Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:
- Strategic University Fundraising
- Collaborate with the President, other administrative and
faculty leaders, the University foundation board, alumni council,
associated students, and other internal and external constituencies
to identify University fundraising priorities.
- Develop and implement comprehensive and integrated fundraising
strategies, yielding maximum benefit to the university.
- Division Management and Oversight
- Provide effective management and oversight of a highly
productive University Advancement Division that significantly
enhances relationships with a variety of constituent groups,
including individuals, corporations, and charitable organizations,
driving and compelling increased external funding and other
- CSU Dominguez Hills Philanthropic Foundation Work with the
board to fulfill the organization's mission.
- Responsible for communicating effectively with the board and
providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information
necessary for the board to function properly and to make informed
- Work with the board chair on strategic planning, board
development and the recruitment of new members.
- Collaborate with the standing committee chairs and staff
liaisons to set direction and goals of each committee, and serve on
all of the board standing committees with the exception of the
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Bachelor's Degree
8+ years of related professional experience
- Ability to communicate excitement about the University's
mission, strengths, and priorities; passion for seeking
philanthropic support to advance the University; and the ability to
engage, connect with and inspire individuals to contribute
financially and/or positively advocate for the University.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively in establishing and
implementing strategic fundraising priorities meeting or exceeding
measurable fundraising goals sustained over a multi-year
- Demonstrated experience planning, designing, and implementing
successful major fundraising campaigns.
- Successful experience recruiting, developing, and retaining
high-caliber staff and building and leading a high-performing
- Excellent presentation, speaking, and writing skills.
- Terminal degree plus extensive professional experience.
- Highly trained and effective in the area(s) of expertise; may
- Ten years of progressively responsible institutional
advancement experience in a public higher education setting.
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In accordance with the California State University (CSU)
Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose
business operations reside within the State of California and
prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of
- 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 the 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
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- The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits
package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical,
dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal
to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full
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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
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
Open until filled
To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/525212/vice-president-of-university-advancement-administrator-iv