Director of Development, Health and Human Sciences

San Jose, CA
Dec 03, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24764
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3312
Department: Development Univ Advancement


Classification: Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

The Director of Development for the College of Health and Human Sciences is expected to partner effectively with the College of Health and Human Sciences to implement strategies to secure philanthropic support for San Jos State University fundraising priorities identified by the University's leadership in collaboration with the Office of Development in the Division of University Advancement. Responsibilities include but are not limited to identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals capable of giving major gifts to the University. In support of these efforts, the Director of Development initiates, maintains and strengthens close working relationships with key academic leaders, campus administrators, various stakeholders, and University Advancement colleagues.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Actively engage and establish trust with the alumni College at SJSU
- Identify long term donor and supporters and create an environment of confidence and reliability
- Working with Advancement and Campaign Operations, build a prospect/donor portfolio with annual goals for personal visits and fundraising outcomes based on established metrics
- Develop and execute donor centric strategies to identify, cultivate, close major gifts
- Present and regularly review top prospect strategies with AVP and other key team members as appropriate
- Work collaboratively with teams including Annual Giving, Planned Giving and Corporate and Foundation relations
- Work with volunteer leadership providing them direction and support in maximizing major gift fundraising potential.
- Effectively utilize the campus prospect management system to enter prospect/donor contact reports and other relevant data in a timely fashion
- Prepare written donor cultivation and solicitation plans and proposals
- Draft Memoranda of Understanding for gifts when appropriate and facilitate their processing
- Collect and gather data for reports and inquires as needed
- Participate in staff, functional and strategy meetings including prospect review sessions, and attend conferences, seminars, and other development training as feasible and appropriate

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree from accredited institution and three years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising, or comparable field.

Preferred Qualifications

- Advanced Degree
- Experience developing donor (or client)-centric solicitation strategies leading to closing major gifts (or accounts)
- Fundraising experience in capital or comprehensive campaign setting, preferably at an institution of higher education
- Experience engaging and supporting volunteer leadership in their fundraising efforts
- Excellent written communication skills

Posting Date

October 3, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins October 22, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
List of References
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a driminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250



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