Development Research Associate
Company: California State University, Stanislaus
Posted on: April 8, 2021
Apply now Job no: 499488
Department: University Advancement
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services,
Administrative, Probationary, Full Time
- Position Summary
- (Classified as: Administrative Analyst/Specialist,
Full-time position available on or after May 1, 2021 for University
Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President for
Advancement Operations, the incumbent is responsible for
independently performing the full range of varied and complex
administrative assignments in support of a comprehensive
fundraising program. The Associate works closely with campus
leadership, development professionals, donors and volunteer
leaders. This position is responsible for all prospect research,
prospect management and oversight of development team portfolios
and prospect assignments. This position leads the coordination and
execution of the preparation of event briefs for donor-related
- Job Duties
- Duties include but are not limited to:
- Prospect Research and Prospect/Moves Management
- Responsible for researching, collecting, and compiling
background materials and research profiles on prospects, alumni,
friends and potential contributors to Stanislaus State.
- Performs related duties including proactive identification of
major gifts prospects, and assist with data entry and information
management for donors and prospects.
- Train users on donor related platforms, processes and
- Responsible for researching tools and sources to streamline and
improve the research process.
- Keep current on campus fundraising initiatives and ensure that
relevant information is disseminated to the appropriate personnel,
and instruct and educate Development staff and other staff as
appropriate in the methodology and resources of prospect
- Analyze and organize information to identify philanthropic
patterns and relationships among individuals, corporations,
foundations, University affiliations and estimates of financial
capacity to help guide the development of cultivation and
- Work with the members of the University Advancement team to
enhance the University's efforts to build enduring relationships
with constituents that result in advocacy and support and boost the
productivity and efficacy of University Advancement, which includes
Development, Alumni Relations, Stewardship & Philanthropic
Services, Office of the President and Academic units.
- Utilize constituent data and predictive modeling tools,
identify prospective donors for Development officers to qualify,
cultivate, solicit and steward, partner with Development staff to
track prospects and regularly review and update prospect
- Administer efficient prospect management systems and processes,
ensure appropriate protocols are in place, and adhere to legal
privacy requirements and ethical standards upheld by regulatory
bodies and professional organizations.
- In partnership with the VP and AVP, create, track, analyze and
optimize performance metrics, tune performance goals to measure
actions and behaviors that enhance team productivity and lead to
success, and provide training to colleagues to help them utilize
- Participate in the maintenance, administration and
configuration of the prospect management and research components of
the Blackbaud development system which currently includes Raiser's
Edge, NXT and Fundraising Performance Management.
- Support the Office of the President and Cabinet in
donor-related events planned by University Advancement, which
includes preparing and participating in presidential briefs.
- Works with the VP, AVP and Directors for all event invitations,
communications, and programs.
- Attend events, greet donors, and perform assigned tasks.
Prepares and disseminates event briefs, working with key
stakeholders to gather pertinent information.
- Interact with donors in person or via email. Review and route
correspondence to the appropriate personnel. Participates in
planning session with the University Advancement staff to ensure
appropriate cultivation and stewardship activities are in place
surrounding advancement events. Ensure events and attendee
information is properly recorded in Raiser's Edge/NXT.
- Prepare briefing materials for meetings and events.
- Support the submission process for donor, corporate, and
foundation funding proposals and applications.
- Participates in planning and development activities for
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Education:--Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training OR a
combination of education and experience which provides the required
knowledge and abilities.
Experience: Minimum of two years of administrative work experience
involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the
development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures,
practices, or programs.
- Preferred Qualifications
- Previously related administrative support experience in a
university or nonprofit fundraising office.
- Experience using Raiser's Edge, NXT and Blackbaud Fundraising
Performance Management (formerly known as Reeher) or any other
fundraising software and programs.
- Full-time equivalent of 2 years of administrative assistant
experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to
perform the essential functions of a fundraising office.
- Demonstrated understanding of the methods and importance of
maintaining the security of confidential and sensitive donor
- Demonstrated experience implementing and managing a prospect
management and tracking system.
- Demonstrated experience collaborating with development officers
and deans on portfolio evaluations.
- Demonstrated experience producing management metrics
- Demonstrated experience conducting research on individuals,
corporations and foundations.
- Due to the nature of donor work, the successful applicant must
be able to work some evenings and weekends.
- Required Qualifications
- General knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative
and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public
administration principles, practices, and methods.
- Working knowledge of general practices, program, and/or
- Basic knowledge of and ability to apply fundamental
- Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures.
- Ability to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of
policies and procedures relating to and impacting the applicable
program, organizational unit, and/or administrative specialty.
- Knowledge of basic methods and procedures for research and
statistical analysis and the ability to apply them.
- Ability to analyze data and make accurate projections using
business mathematics and basic statistical techniques.
- Ability to organize and plan work and projects including
handling multiple priorities.
- Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound
- Ability to compile, write, and present reports related to
program or administrative specialty.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships within and outside the work group and serve
as a liaison for the organizational unit.
- Salary Range
- $3,288 - $6,347 per month plus excellent paid benefits.
(Anticipated salary will be $3,288 - $3,617 per month, depending on
the qualifications of the successful finalist.)
- 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: 9)--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
resum--. 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.Applications will be processed in accordance with
Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.
Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently
employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9
except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint
outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by
obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from
- Application Deadline
- OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER April 14,
2021 (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.
- Additional Information
- Campus & AreaCalifornia 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 DisclosurePursuant 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
OpportunityThe 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 of employment.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
interview. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Advertised: March 30, 2021 (9:00
AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled
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