Director of Development
Company: California State University, Stanislaus
Posted on: August 1, 2022
Director of Development
Job no: 511185
Department: University Advancement
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full
Full-time position available under the Management Personnel Plan
(MPP) on or after May 2, 2022 in University Advancement.
Under the general direction of the Executive Director of
Development, and as a member of the Development unit, the Director
of Development will play a critical role in building and sustaining
major and principal gifts from individuals, alumni, corporations,
and foundations for an assigned constituency within the University.
The incumbent will also participate as a member of the leadership
team of an assigned constituency within the University.
Duties include but are not limited to: In conjunction with the
Development unit, formulate and implement annual benchmarks for the
assigned constituency that are aligned with University
Advancement's annual fundraising goals.
In conjunction with an assigned constituency within the University
identify and develop plans for new fundraising initiatives.
Serve as the primary University Advancement liaison for an assigned
constituency within the University to identify major gift prospects
and develop appropriate solicitation strategies to secure support
for priority initiatives with the majority of time committed to the
cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.
Create personalized cultivation plans for prospects with the
intention of ultimately soliciting a transformational gift.
Secure and conduct personal visits on a weekly and monthly
Conduct 12-15 visits or other types of meaningful contacts, per
month to cultivate prospective donors (individuals, corporations,
and foundations) for major gifts.
Complete 2-4 asking visits or proposals per month to solicit and
secure major gifts from prospective donors (individuals,
corporations, and foundations).
Coordinate and execute personalized recognition events in
coordination with the University Advancement's stewardship
Assure all donor acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship for
gifts secured are timely and correctly acknowledged.
Work with marketing and communications staff to create cultivation,
solicitation and materials.
Prepare gift agreements as necessary.
File contact reports, in accordance with office policy, to track
moves with assigned prospects.
Maintain appropriate donor records. Create and distribute regular
gift income, revenue and prospect reports.
Support donor prospect research for annual and major giving
prospects by identifying individuals, corporations, foundations,
and organizations that have the potential to make gifts to CSU
Develop and help coordinate Annual Giving, Planned Giving, and
Alumni Giving/Engagement Programs.
Continually qualify potential prospective donors.
Engage in community events to represent the University, build or
strengthen potential networks, and identify potential prospective
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
Experience: Five years of fundraising, sales, or experience in a
One to three years of professional major gift fundraising with
demonstrated individual success in securing gifts and through donor
Advanced degree in a relevant field and/or CFRE certification.
Experience working (or volunteering) in an annual giving program,
capital campaign, major gifts, or fundraising with foundation and
Knowledge of comprehensive and/or capital campaigns.
Proficient in Raisers Edge NXT..
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high
level of diplomacy and professionalism.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad
range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with
diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts
Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and
teamwork by contributing to a positive, cooperative, productive
work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships within a diverse
population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively
communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both
verbally and in writing.
Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and
Ability to interpret, communicate and apply strategies, policies
and procedures related to University Advancement activity and the
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the
ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments
with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Flexibility and willingness to travel independently and work
extended workdays and periodic weekends as needed to meet
Excellent computer skills and competence with a variety of computer
applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases,
on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
License or Certifications
Valid California Driver's License.
Compensation & Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the
23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits
package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation,
health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program;
membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System
(PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: MPP)
Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
How to Apply
To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed
Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and
resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note
that failure to completely fill out each section of the online
application may result in your application not receiving
consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button
on this page.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER APRIL 14, 2022
(Applications received after the screening date will be considered
at the discretion of the university.)
Criminal Background Clearance Notice
Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes
checks of employment records, education records, criminal records,
civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional
licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) 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.
Campus & Area
California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin
Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county
region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully
committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in
which every person in the University community feels safe to
express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for
its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally
accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of
full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their
fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's
programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and
serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have
been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs,
laboratory sciences and performing arts.
Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its
ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The
Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities
in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State
Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance
in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World
Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public
universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored
Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money.
Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving
Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.
Clery Act Disclosure
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR),
is now available for viewing at
https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report . The ASR
contains the current security and safety-related policy statements,
emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention
and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol
prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery
Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A
paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the
office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle,
Turlock, CA 95382.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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. All qualified individuals are
encouraged to apply. 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 7/21/17, as a condition
Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application
process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209)
667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922
voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are
committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider
completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form
(your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form .
CSU Stanislaus 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 document form upon hire.
The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this
position will be contacted by telephone or email for an
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