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California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Recruitment Details

Recruitment Number VA1466 Posting Period
Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 09/13/21. Applications received after that date may be considered.) On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No Working Title DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING (Administrator I) Class Title ADMINISTRATOR I Level/Range/Grade 1 Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $65,000 - $75,000 per year). Department University Development Number of Positions 1 FLSA Code Exempt Status At Will Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time Pay Plan 12/12 CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan Quick Link
Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer Shift Day
Primary Duties
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 stewardship.

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.

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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 . Questions can be sent to: (staff and management positions) or (faculty positions). 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 marketing.
    • 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 programs.

  • 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 persuasiveness
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills to provide vision, motivation and guidance to internal and external constituents
  • Excellent organizational, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • A high degree of personal motivation, independent judgment, and persuasiveness.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and project management skills.
  • 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 University.
  • 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 community members.
  • Interpret complex procedures, agreements, polices, and regulations.
  • 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 information.
  • 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 effectiveness.
  • Adjust to change in a positive manner (e.g. work environment, technology).
  • Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a unit.
  • 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
N/A Recruitment Preferences
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 teams.
Special Requirements

  • 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 mandates.

  • 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. Benefits
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). Benefit Information
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.
Open Date (posting open date) 08/30/2021 Close Date (posting close date) Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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