Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 09/13/21.
Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity
DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING (Administrator I)
Salary Range (From $ to $)
Salary commensurate with background and experience of the
individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $65,000 - $75,000
Number of Positions
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base)
M80 - Management Personnel Plan
Hours Per Day
8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the
Days Per Week
5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
The Director of Annual Giving reports to the Associate Vice
President for University Advancement and plays a crucial role in
advancing the University’s mission. The Director is responsible for
day-to-day management of the University’s annual giving program,
including direct mail, phone, and electronic solicitations and
communications. This position ensures that the University is
achieving its goals for annual giving dollars raised, constituent
participation rates, donor retention, sustaining support, and donor
The Director of Annual Giving will develop a comprehensive, robust,
and contemporary annual giving program that annually raises in
excess of $6 million.
Other components of the annual giving program include; close
collaboration and coordination with Development Officers for
college and program level annual giving appeals, as well as
targeted strategies for faculty/staff and parents, and those able
to make annual gifts under $5,000. This position plays a lead role
on the Giving Day and Crowdfunding team.
For a full description of job duties, please visit: https://csuchico.box.com/v/VA1466-Position-Description
MANDATORY VACCINATIONS :
The CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing
campus facilities to be immunized against COVID -19 or have
received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates
should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide
policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
. Questions can be sent to: email@example.com
(staff and management positions) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
- Working knowledge of:
- Management principles, practices and techniques.
- Research and interview techniques.
- Strategic communication including writing, editing, and digital
- Effective supervisory practices and techniques.
- Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
programs and spread sheet programs especially Excel, as well as
willingness and an ability to learn additional computer software
- Fluent in the use of standard office equipment (computers,
copiers, phones, fax).
Incumbent must possess:
- Demonstrated integrity, openness and professionalism with a
high degree of personal motivation, independent judgment, and
- Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication
- Excellent leadership skills to provide vision, motivation and
guidance to internal and external constituents
- Excellent organizational, collaboration, and leadership
- A high degree of personal motivation, independent judgment, and
- Demonstrated attention to detail and project management
- High energy level, self-motivated and self-directed to design
and complete complex projects.
Incumbent must have the ability to:
- Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working
relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, coaches, faculty,
staff, and administrators.
- Carry out responsibilities in accordance with university
policies and applicable laws.
- Effectively accomplish goals and enhance the image of the
- Communicate effectively in a variety of formats to a broad
range of audiences.
- Prepare and present oral and written reports / data which are
clear, concise, and comprehensive.
- Work with Department, division, campus leadership, and advisory
boards to establish, implement, and evaluate strategic development
plans and goals.
- Relate to a diverse variety of stakeholders, donors and
- Interpret complex procedures, agreements, polices, and
- Work independently with minimal supervision.
- Problem-solve effectively to address concerns and interests of
campus constituents, guests, vendors, and others as needed.
- Collect and analyze data / information, draw conclusions from
the analysis, and determine course of action based on
- Effectively identify, recruit and motivate volunteers.
- Provide vision, motivation, leadership and guidance to faculty,
staff, and volunteer leaders.
- Develop new skills that promote professional growth and
- Adjust to change in a positive manner (e.g. work environment,
- Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a
- Conduct business with integrity and openness.
- Perform assigned duties.
Required Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of two years of related experience.
Examples of experience include: creating and executing digital
marketing campaigns, driving results and achieving numerical goals,
advanced Excel and working with volunteers.
Additional Requirements for this Position
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they
may be considered specialized skills:
- Advanced degree in a related field.
- Experience using a fundraising database like Banner and
Fundraiser Performance Management.
- Experience supervising staff and developing successful, growing
- California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU
policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a
background check (including a criminal records check, sexual
offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming
this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the
background check may impact the job offer or continued employment
of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified
as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position
based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety
and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1
protected data. This is confidential information that is in most
cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal
- The person holding this position is considered a “Limited
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.
- This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations
Act ( HEERA ) designated managerial position and comes under the
Management Personnel Plan ( MPP ) of the California State
University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at
the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from
the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary
service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This
position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor
Standards Act ( FLSA ).
- The duties of this position will include participation in a
decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the
incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the
California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the
incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of
Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair
Political Practices Commission. (Group
Category-Advancement/Development – Director (all levels, all
colleges) CAT -02).
- Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain
a valid California Driver’s License as well as continued completion
and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver’s Training course.
- Due to the nature of the work additional or irregular hours
such as early morning, evening hours, and weekends is required, as
well as occasional overnight travel.
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential
job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable
accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a
stationary position such as standing or operating a personal
computer for long periods of time and frequently moving about
inside the office. Must be able to travel across campus to other
offices and buildings on and off campus for meetings and events.
Travel assignments may include temperature variations, climbing
stairs, lifting, pulling, pushing and moving up to 35 lbs.
Work is performed in a typical office
environment and standard office equipment for administrative
functions. This is a fast-paced environment requiring a flexible
schedule. Evening or weekend hours may be required, as needed to
travel and complete work and projects. Outside locations may
include even and uneven surfaces, may be exposed to weather changes
such as temperatures, humidity or precipitation. Travel outside the
region or state may also be required and may include overnight
travel via private vehicle, rental car, shuttle or plane. This
position involves frequent to constant interaction with students,
parents, guests, faculty and staff.
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick
leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU
benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a
period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than
half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU
benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) benefits is based on an
appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum
of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works
an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement
period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash
only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.
About the University and Community
California State University ( CSU ), Chico is a comprehensive and
residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution
( HSI ) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU
system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse
cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half
identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and
undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences,
exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement
opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is
brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and
co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students
to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of
environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will
become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.
The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the
state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San
Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers
year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a
thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are
mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally
occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we
recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land
and the waters that run through campus.
CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who
reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities
of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values
predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of
achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse
populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and
activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable
learning and working environment.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color,
ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition,
National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status,
or any other protected status.
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