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Director of Annual Giving

California State University, Los Angeles
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 19, 2023

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Director of Annual Giving

Job No: 530661
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Job No: 530661; 8/11/2023


California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator II position.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

The Position: Under the general supervision of the Senior Executive Director, the Director of Annual Giving will assist with the overall operation of an annual giving program and the Cal State LA Fund. The incumbent will supervise the Annual Giving Manager who oversees the phonathon program and will develop programs and activities to expand participation among constituencies and to increase financial support, including tracking financial data and making projections. The incumbent will apply a variety of complex policies and procedures and effectively handle a broad range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and sensitive in nature. The incumbent will represent and promote the Cal State LA Fund as a liaison to donors and prospects, communicating program objectives through written materials, email, telephone contact and personal visits. In addition, the incumbent will collaborate with the fundraising team, including planned giving to help identify the appropriate assignment of prospects.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Three years of experience in telemarketing or tele-fundraising, including two years of supervisory experience, training or overseeing staff. Thorough knowledge of: English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; office systems and equipment; and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Possess familiarity and knowledge in creating an operating budget. Must be detail oriented. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be able to: plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks; use independent judgment; and always maintain confidentiality. Incumbent must demonstrate an interest or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. 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 may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. 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.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working within an Annual Fund department or in a fundraising operation. Experience with an alumni database or donor management, preferably Raiser's Edge, and phonathon software systems, preferably Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) Engage. Experience working in a higher education environment. Experience working with volunteers. Knowledge of independent database systems policy and support.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $4,583 - $14,713/monthly. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Appointment: The Administrator II appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University. All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.

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.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on August 25, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

To obtain employment information for the impaired call:
TDD Line (323) 343-3670
24-hour Dial-A-Job Line (323) 343-3678

Advertised: Aug 11, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Application closes: Open until filled

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