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DIRECTOR OR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT (Administrator I or II)

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Recruitment Details

Position Details

Recruitment Number VA869
Posting Period

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 09/19/17. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No
Working Title DIRECTOR OR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT (Administrator I or II)
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: Admin I: $50,000 - $65,000 per year, Admin II: $65,000 - $85,000 per year).
Department Vice President of University Advancement
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 month
CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan
Quick Link http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/4513

Work Schedule

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

Position Summary

Primary Duties

Administrator I:
The Associate Director of Development reports directly to the Executive Director of Development in close consultation with the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences. The Associate Director of Development is responsible for planning and implementing individual, multi-year, major gift fundraising efforts for the College of Natural Sciences. The fundamental responsibility of this position is major gift fundraising including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies in support of major/capital gifts and secondly in support of annual leadership gifts of $1,500 or more. The successful candidate will be a hands-on major gift officer capable of handling a portfolio of 120 donors and prospects. While providing front-line fundraising leadership Associate Director of Development is expected to work in close collaboration with other Development Officers and with central advancement staff in Prospect Research, Scholarships, Planned Giving, and the Annual Fund. This position is expected to secure gift revenue for the University through a combination of cash, pledge commitments, and planned gifts.

Administrator II:
The Director of Development reports directly to the Executive Director of Development in close consultation with the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences. The Director of Development is responsible for planning and implementing individual, multi-year, major gift fundraising efforts for the College of Natural Sciences. The fundamental responsibility of this position is major gift fundraising including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies in support of major/capital gifts ($25,000 or more) and secondly in support of annual leadership gifts of $1,500 or more. The successful candidate will be a hands-on major gift officer with demonstrated fundraising experience and capable of handling a portfolio of 150 donors and prospects. While providing front-line fundraising leadership in the College the Director of Development is expected to work in close collaboration with other Development Officers and with central advancement staff in Prospect Research, Scholarships, Planned Giving, and the Annual Fund. This position expected to secure $1 million in annual gift revenue for the University through a combination of cash, pledge commitments, and planned gifts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
Thorough knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, best practices of major gift solicitation.
  • Methods, practices, and procedures associated with gift and leadership prospect and donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Development of proposals and materials in support of fundraising.

General knowledge of:

  • Management principles, practices, and technique.
  • Research and interview 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).

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Incumbent must possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • A high degree of personal motivation, independent judgment, and persuasiveness.
  • Demonstrated and proven history and ability working autonomously to handle prospect identification, multiple solicitations, and stewardship activities simultaneously.
  • A strong sense of financial accountability and the ability to manage resources with prudence and efficiency.

REQUIRED ABILITIES:
Must have the ability to:

  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, coaches, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Travel extensively to effectively meet monthly/annual visit goals with current and prospective donors. The supervisor will provide performance metric targets annually.
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with university policies and applicable laws.
  • Effectively accomplish fundraising 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, policies, 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.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of formats to a broad range of audiences.
  • 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

Administrator I Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
AND
A minimum of two years of fundraising, sales, or other applicable experience.

Examples of experience include: work with major gift and capital campaigns and direct experience soliciting gifts, developing and presenting proposals and associated materials in support of major gift fundraising, or working with prospect research and in preparing contact reports.

Administrator II Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
AND
A minimum of three to five years of fundraising, sales, or other applicable experience.

Examples of experience include: work with major gift and capital campaigns and direct experience soliciting gifts of $25,000 or more, developing and presenting proposals and associated materials in support of major gift fundraising, or working with prospect research and in preparing contact reports.

Additional Requirements for this Position

N/A

Recruitment Preferences

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Direct fundraising or sales experience with the assigned discipline.
  • Experience in campaign fundraising or development, volunteer management, and/or prior employment at an institution
    of higher education.
  • Possess a Master’s Degree
  • Chico State Alumni.
  • Experience managing prospect portfolios.
Special Requirements
  • 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 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.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. 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. This is considered a sensitive position. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted. 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.
  • Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver’s License as well continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver’s Training course.
  • This position will involve a significant amount of travel including weekends and evenings.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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 operating a personal computer for long periods of time and frequently moving about inside the office as well as extensive travel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position involves frequent to constant interaction with students, parents, guests, faculty and staff. The environment is a typical office with standard office equipment, requires the regular use of computers and the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. This is a fast-paced environment requiring a flexible schedule. Early morning, evening, weekend and overnight hours are required, as needed to travel and complete work or projects. May occasionally work outside and locations may include even and uneven walking surfaces, exposure to weather changes such as temperatures, humidity or precipitation. Requires frequent domestic travel, by commercial air and/or passenger vehicle. Travel assignments may include temperature variations, climbing stairs, lifting, pulling, pushing and moving up to 35 lbs.

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

Detailed information is available at http://www.csuchico.edu/pa/chico-facts.shtml. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – see http://www.csuchico.edu/sustainability/index.shtml.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

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.

Posting Details

Open Date (posting open date) 08/29/2017
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
  1. Optional Applicant Documents