Director of Donor Relations (Administrator II), Philanthropic
California State University, San Bernardino
MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni
Relations, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
The Director for Donor Relations will plan and implement a
comprehensive donor relations program that will strengthen CSUSB's
relationships with donors at all levels of giving. The Director
will be responsible for developing and leading reporting and
outreach initiatives to steward its donors and nurture continuous
giving. The Director of Donor Relations will work strategically and
integrate donor relations initiatives into the cultivation,
solicitation, and engagement activities of CSUSB's major gift
efforts, annual giving, planned giving, and other areas. The
Director will manage a portfolio of individual prospects in
perpetual stewardship, and supervises the Donor Relations
Major duties and responsibilities.
Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and
- Set strategic direction for campus-wide donor relations
activities. Provide advanced expertise and leadership to develop,
implement, and lead an integrated donor relations program that
strategically targets all levels of giving as defined by the AVP
for Philanthropic Giving and the VP for Advancement.
- Manage and implement the execution of appropriate reporting and
communication mechanisms, including annual scholarship, endowment,
and impact reports, in collaboration with Advancement Services to
achieve programmatic goals.
- Serve as subject matter expert / technical advisor to
executives and management with regard to best practices in the
areas of Donor Relations and Stewardship. Propose, develop and
administer appropriate donor relations / stewardship policy to
reach departmental and divisional goals.
- Oversees acknowledgement processes to ensure donors are
appropriately acknowledged and recognized to strengthen their
financial support for the University.
- Assess and evaluate current industry trends and create and
develop innovative programs and projects to appropriately recognize
donors in a systematic and strategic manner and to advance
strategic cultivation initiatives for high level donor
- Assesses and develops policies and procedures across the
department that are essential for a comprehensive donor relations
- Proactively supports the stewardship efforts of Directors of
Development by assisting them in establishing and coordinating
individualized stewardship plans for top donors with whom they
- Participates in improving organizational performance by
recommending areas or approaches for improvement, performing new
procedures, and providing input to department discussions.
- Maintain high-level and diverse contact within the university
system and with outside entities and agencies for the purposes of
collaboration and mutual exchanges with regard to donor relations
and stewardship practices.
- Collaborate with President's office on key donor/community
relations projects and communications - holiday cards, condolence
and congratulatory correspondence.
- Oversee and implement major donor relations events. Direct
project planning team and work collaboratively with division
offices, outside venues, vendors and/or service-providers to ensure
event is executed in a manner that is consistent with the
division's strategic objective.
- Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Donor Relations
- Provides direction to Donor Relations staff and students with
regard to executing their respective programs and duties to ensure
achievement of department and individual goals.
- Manage and make decisions regarding Donor Relations Office
- Oversee tracking process regarding acknowledgement, recognition
and on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and
current major donors to enhance their relationships with the
university and increase the likelihood of continued
- Coordinate with Development Associates, VP and AVP's
Assistants, and Office of Strategic Communication to ensure they
are drafting and mailing appropriate acknowledgement letters for
their respective executives.
- Lead and develop strategy for creating opportunities for
continued giving and relationship development at targeted donor
- Ensure all donor relations content on Development website, in
letters and e-mail is consistent with Development's strategic
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
- Three years of experience in donor relations, fundraising, or
- Knowledge and ability to create, execute and oversee a
comprehensive campus-wide donor acknowledgement and recognition
- Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with a diverse
group of external and internal constituents.
- Ability to lead people and teams to create and implement
programs and manage projects.
- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and
ability to quickly understand and remember details about donors and
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to
effectively convey appreciation and impact to donors.
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word
and Excel, database software and spreadsheet programs, email and
Compensation and Benefits:
- Experience working in higher education advancement.
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for helping to provide affordable
access to a high-quality education.
- Event planning and management experience.
- Proficiency in utilizing donor management and CRM software to
track and analyze donor data, trends, and engagement history.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $7,500 - $8,083 per month
Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $14,713 per month
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that
includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and
vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are
also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A
summary of benefit information can be found
Work status: Full-time/Exempt/At-Will
Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am -
5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.
Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30
pm), some evenings/weekends.
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
First considerations will be given to candidates who apply by
October 8, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled;
however, the position may close when an adequate number of
qualified applications are received.
As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy
prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work
outside the state of California.
California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring
agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
Conditions of Employment
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.
CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the
United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired
will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the
United States and to complete the required employment eligibility
verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at
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. 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. We will create, promote, and maintain
activities and programs that further our understanding of
individual and group diversity. We will also develop and
communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance
California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire,
train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race,
ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age,
sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual
orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical
condition, disability, marital status, protected military or
veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.
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) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at
CSUSB, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/diversity-inclusion
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees
with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or
requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application or hiring process should contact Nora Jean Fernandez,
ADA Manager at Nora.Fernandez@csusb.edu
CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus
security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California
Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity
Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire
Safety Report is available at: https://www.csusb.edu/clery-act
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