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Senior Director of Development (College of Engineering and Computer Science)

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

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Senior Director of Development (College of Engineering and Computer Science)

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community!

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.


Under general supervision of the Assistant Vice President of Campus Development Programs, the Senior Director of Development for the College of Engineering & Computer Science works in partnership with the College Dean and in collaboration with the University Relations & Advancement (URA) team. The incumbent supervises an Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) and acts as a mentor to the ADOD and guides and manages their annual work plan.
  • Responsible for providing extensive strategic planning, articulation and implementation of program-wide development and advancement initiatives that have multiple-year objectives as well as coordinating campaigns that enhance and promote major fundraising and public relations efforts consistent with the mission and vision of the College.
  • Builds relationships with high-profile contacts within the industry and cultivates the interests, involvement and future support of prospective donors and supporters.
  • Represents the department at development events; recruits, trains, supports and motivates volunteers; and provides administrative oversight of all fundraising activities in the division related to donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

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    • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Master's degree, preferred.
    • Equivalent to five years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience; with 2 of the five years in a managerial role preferred.
    • Experience working successfully with high net worth individuals, Boards of Directors, and Board committees, preferably in the Los Angeles philanthropic community, with a demonstrated track record of successfully closing major gifts in a competitive, sophisticated donor environment.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
    • Knowledge of and experience with campaign strategies and volunteer staffing. A passion for the mission, programs, music, and future plans of the College. A disposition for event and hospitality-based cultivation and experience in event planning and management.
    • Exceptional planning, strategy, analytical, verbal, and written communication skills. Superior interpersonal skills. Self-motivated and well-organized. Strong supervisory responsibility. CFRE and/or gift planning designation a plus.
    • Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
    • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
    • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

    Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
    • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
    • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $115,000 - $130,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
    • The position is currently hybrid (2 days in office, 3 days remote); however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.

    General Information
    • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
    • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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 may be considered a 'limited 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.
    • 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 California.
    • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
    • Applications received through January 2, 2024, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
    • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, covered military and veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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