6397 Senior Director of Development, College of Health and Human Services (Administrator II), URAD

San Diego, California
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings
Aug 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on August 16, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by August 15, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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  Position Information  

This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator II) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan.  For more information on benefits included for this position, please see the benefits summary.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.

The Senior Director of Development, College of Health and Human Services, reports to the Associate Vice President for Development with a dotted line to the Senior Director of Development, College of Sciences and is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing a major gift program for College initiatives. The Senior Director will oversee the process of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects for identified priorities and initiatives in the College of Health and Human Services. The incumbent will work closely with the Dean of the College and the Dean’s board of advisors to identify, cultivate and solicit individuals, corporations and foundations with interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. The Senior Director will be assigned to a region and will provide leadership to the council and its initiatives as well as to major gift strategies in the region.

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  Compensation and Benefits  

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or combination of education/experience. 
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in major gifts fundraising.
  • Success in major gift fund-raising ($100,000+) that demonstrates ability to align strategy development/implementation with pre-approved goals/priorities.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Fund-raising experience in a large, complex university.
  • Demonstrated success with comprehensive and/or capital campaigns.
  • Appropriate advanced degree.
  • Planned giving experience.
  • Experience working with executives and/or volunteers in fund raising strategy development and execution.

  Application Procedures  

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099. 

General Information

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

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. 

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.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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